When you have read and understood this chapter, you should be able to answer
the following learning objectives.
. Describe the scope of engineering operations.
. Explain the use of engineering performance
l Explain the purpose of engineering readiness
trials and inspections.
Define the function of the Propulsion Examining
Define the function of the Board of Inspection
Explain the use of the engineering operating
programs; EOSS, EOP, and EOCC.
The Chief of Naval Operation (CNO) establishes
the standards of readiness and preparedness for war
required of all U.S. Navy ships. The standards require
that the ships organization, its material readiness, and
the state of training be such that the ship performs its
mission effectively and efficiently.
Each type commander designates the trials,
inspections, and exercises the ships under his command
need to maintain readiness and meet standards. The type
commanders also present Battle Efficiency awards as
incentives toward greater efficiency through
competition. These awards are earned for merit in
readiness evaluation, competitive exercises, and
day-to-day operations. The awards are presented
according to OPNAVINST 3590.4 and usually are
presented annually. CNO may authorize additional
awards for type commands, and he may suspend awards
during periods of national emergency. See the type
commanders directives for information concerning the
Battle Efficiency requirements for a particular ship.
Engineering readiness (including damage control)
plays a major role in the battle efficiency of any ship.
The following list shows the principal components of
Feedwater and freshwater performance
. Ability to control damage and engineering
This chapter provides detailed information on (1)
sound engineering practices, both recommended and
mandatory, (2) engineering trials and readiness
inspections scheduled by the type commanders, and (3)
material inspections and ship surveys conducted by the
Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). This
chapter deals mainly with steam propulsion plants, but
parts of it also
apply to diesel and gas turbine
SOUND ENGINEERING PRACTICES
The engineer officer is responsible for sound
engineering practices within the engineering
department, and he informs the commanding officer of
casualties and other events that affect the ships
operations. Although the engineering officer is
responsible overall, this chapter applies to all
supervisory personnel in the engineering department
who may be responsible for any of the duties described
in the chapter. Those who apply sound engineering
practices and follow operational directives will enjoy a
safe, economical, efficient, and reliable plant. Theyll
also need less time to maintain it in that condition. This
chapter deals with a steam plant, but parts of it also
apply to diesel and gas turbine propulsion plants.