- General principles of dynamic positioning
- The elements of a DP system, including:
- Computers and control elements
- Position reference systems
- Heading reference systems
- Wind sensors and other environmental reference systems
- Power generation elements
- Thrusters and maneuvering systems
- Sensors and common position reference systems; their principles of operation, their use, operational merits and limitations
- Practical demonstration and operation of a typical DP system
- DP vessel operations. Hazards associated with certain types of operation
- Power generation, redundancy, and management
- DP watchkeeping, watch handover procedures — including communication and documentation
Training Methodology: DP Maintenance is predominantly theory based with guided practical exercises on a PC-based simulator of the Kongsberg DP system. Each participant will have his/her own DP operator station.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of DP Maintenance, participants should:
- Have knowledge of the principles of DP.
- Have acquired an understanding of how to set up a DP system.
- Have an understanding of the practical operation of associated equipment, including position reference systems.
- Be able to recognize the various alarm, warning, and information messages.
- Be able to relate the DP installation to the ship system, including power supply, maneuvering facility, available position reference systems, and nature of work.
- Be able to relate DP operations to the existing environmental conditions of wind, sea state, current/tidal stream and vessel movement.
Target Group: Engineers, electro-technical officers, maritime academy cadets, and other users of DP systems.
Assessment: The participants knowledge will be tested by DP Training Solutions’ assessment system.