Starting Of The Main Engine Procedure ! Step By Step.
Disengage the turning gear.
Start main lube oil pump and cam shaft pump and
observe the pressure and temperature.
Start JCW pump and observe the pressure.
Open the main air valve on the air bottle and open
air to the distributor.
Check oil flow through the sight glasses in piston
cooling outlet and turbocharger.
In Wartsila engines, additionally start crosshead
lube oil pump and check pressure
Try out the engine on air in concern with bridge for
ahead and astern direction
Put telegraph in "Ahead position" and give the
starting air. Check all the cylinder indicator cocks
for any sign of water.
Repeat the above point for the "Astern direction" to
check the reversing system.
Start fuel oil pump and auxiliary blowers.
When bridge is ready, follow the telegraph orders
and start engine on air and fuel.
Check all the parameters and feel the condition.
Check firing of fuel injector by feeling the jerk on
the high pressure pipe.
Check air starting valve for leakage by sensing the
temperature of the air pipe before the valve.
Check exhaust valve operation and its rotation. For
Sulzer engine, sight glass is provided and for MAN
engine, indicator is provided to check rotation.
Check cylinder lubricators for proper working.
Check flow of piston cooling oil.
Check pressure difference in turbocharger and air
Check under piston and crankcase temperature.