DP Knowledge for Technical Staff Course (DP Maintenance)


Overview And Purpose

  • General overview of dp
  • Brief history of dp system development.
  • Theory of dp control; explanation of how the system positions the vessel; heading; feedback; wind; modelling, kalman filter, controllers and dp current etc.
  • Dp equipment classes as defined in imo guidelines and classification society rules.
  • The power system
  • Fuel systems
  • Cooling systems, fresh and sea water
  • Generators and main engines
  • Main generators
  • Main switchboard
  • Generators
  • Bus-tie requirements
  • Imo, class and fmea requirements
  • Electrical systems and cabling communications
  • Ups
  • Ac supplies
  • Dc supplies
  • Digital interface
  • Analogue interface
  • Serial interface
  • Power management system custom systems and imo dp equipment class 2/3 requirements
  • General system functions
  • Extra loads on switchboard with different operation, drilling, rov etc.
  • Extra redundancy required for working “drift on”.
  • The thruster system
  • Thruster control concepts
  • Thruster redundancy
  • Thruster supply change over
  • Thruster failure modes
  • Control systems and sensors
  • Processor(s)
  • Independent joystick system (ijs)
  • Peripherals
  • Printer
  • Change-over switch, manual controls/dp/joystick
  • Dp software
  • Alarms
  • Position reference systems; hardware software and sensors
  • Dgps/dgnss
  • Acoustic
  • Taut wire
  • Laser – cyscan
  • Laser – fanbeam
  • Laser – spottrack
  • Microwave – radius
  • Microwave – radascan
  • Microwave – artemis
  • Inertial navigation systems
  • Dp sensor systems
  • Gyro
  • Environment sensors – mru/vru
  • Dp operation and effects on dp system
  • environment sensors – wind sensor

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