- DP awareness course (IMCA Guidelines)
- Entry Requirements
- Target Group
- Learning Process and Assessement
Training Courses for Other Personnel Involved in DP Operations
Course content in line with the latest IMCA Guidelines
The training course should provide the trainee with:
- an understanding of how the DP control system, vessel sensors and position references operate;
- an understanding of redundancy and the importance of the DP system’s component parts;
- an understanding of how the DP system is tested and verified against the FMEA;
- knowledge of the types of DP station keeping events that have occurred;
- an understanding of redundancy as applied to the DP system;
- knowledge of the rules, regulations and guidelines relevant to DP and where these can be obtained.
A generic DP familiarisation course is primarily for personnel requiring an understanding and awareness of DP operations but who otherwise would not be expected to operate the DP control system.
No special previous competence required.
In accordance with the latest IMCA Guidelines IMCA 117:A generic DP familiarisation course is primarily for personnel requiring an understanding and awareness of DP operations but who otherwise would not be expected to operate the DP control system.
This guideline reflects the recognised industry standard for the training, competence and experience required of all key DP personnel on dynamically positioned (DP) vessels. IMCA 117 Rev.2 September 2016 Appendix 3
The training course should detail the following:
- a definition of DP, the six degrees of freedom and the DP control function;
- elements of a DP system; power generation, power distribution, power management, thrusters, DP control system, sensors, communications and the operators;
- details of elements of the DP control system including processors, control consoles, and position, heading,vessel and environmental sensors;
- the use of position reference sensors;
- the concept of power and thrust limiting by the DP control system, the PMS and the thrusters;
- types of thrusters and manoeuvring systems;
- the requirement and provision of redundancy in vessel’s systems and defining DP equipment classes;
- applying risk analysis and safe working limits to various operations;
- assessment of vessel capabilities with respect to environmental conditions, shallow and deep water etc. Use of the consequence analysis, when planning and during operations;
- FMEA, proving trials, annual trials and mobilisation trials;
- case histories, based on DP incidents that have occurred including; drift off, drive off, other losses of position caused by human factors, process, procedural, equipment failure or poor design;
- new developments in DP systems including position reference sensors and control systems.
- Valid Personal Document
- N.I.P. Code or Tax Identification Number
- Professional Certificate in Offshore industry
- IMCA Logbook (if applicable)
The training will be a combination of theoretical lessons and practical exercises. During the course each participant will have his own DP operator station with generic DP software.
The Course is total 2.5 days (15 hours theoretical and practical lesson) included a final assessment the last day
Day 1: from 8.30 to 12.45 – 14.15 to 16.45 (coffee break 30’/Lunch 13:00 to 14:00 included)
Day 2: from 8.30 to 12.45 – 14.15 to 16.45 (coffee break 30’/Lunch 13:00 to 14:00 included)
Day 3: from 9.00 to 12.00 – (coffee break 30’/Lunch 13:00 to 14:00 included)
Certification of attendance will be issued.
The courses are weekly organized except the second, third week of August and the Christmas holiday season. In addition, courses are organized on request through private or corporate bookings.