Dynamic Positioning for Engineers enables the reader to acquire the basic knowledge of the concepts and understanding of the dynamic positioning (DP) system from the systems perspective. This book illustrates the system, subsystems and components of the DP system to better tackle maintenance, problems and breakdowns, leading to an increased mean time between failures and effective fault finding on dynamic positioning DP-related equipment. Overall, this text will help professionals reduce downtime and higher repair costs. Aimed at onboard electrical engineers, engine room watch officers, chief engineers, DP professionals onboard, in onshore officers and those taking DP training courses, this book:
- Explains automation and its application in the DP system
- Describes environmental sensors and position reference sensors as important inputs to the DP system
- Includes chapters on power management and thrusters
- Aids engineers in maintaining a the DP system in good operational condition
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Offshore. 2. Historical background to development of Dynamic Positioning. 3. The Seven Components of DP System. 4. Six Degrees of Freedom – Basics of Dynamic Positioning. 5. Different Types of DP Vessels and their applications. 6. DP Class / Equipment class (IMO-MSC 645/1580). 7. Basics of Electrical Propulsion and Thruster Types. 8. Thruster Controls and Automation of thrusters in DP. 9. Power Management System. 10. Harmonics in Power Syatem. 11. Introduction to Environmental Sensors. 12. Introduction to Position Reference Sensors. 13. Handling of Position Reference Sensors & Various Tests on PRS. 14. Architecture of DP System. 15. Basics of Networking in DP Systems. 16. Types of Signals used in DP Automation. 17. Consequence Analysis, Capability Plot, Foot prints and Motion Prediction. 18. DP Trials & Documentation. 19. Circuit Tracing & Fault Finding on DP. 20. Roles and Responsibilities. 21. Glossary. 22. References.
Founding Director and the current Vice President of the Maritime Trainers Guild (India). A Chartered Engineer (UK), Chartered Marine Engineer (UK), Chartered Marine Technologist, Fellow - Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology(FIMarEST).Fellow (FNI) - The Nautical Institute, London. Fellow (fDPO) - International Association of DP Operators-London. PhD Thesis - in the field of Maritime Training Evaluation titled "Effectiveness of Seafarer's Training Using Maritime Simulators". An internationally experienced maritime trainer, genuinely interested in learning and teaching Dynamic Positioning and other simulator based specialised training. Experienced in setting up and getting The Nautical Institute accreditation of DP Training facilities. Experienced in leading a team to design, develop and getting MCA (UK) approval for various training schemes for deck and engine departments.