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Seamanship Vol 9 Dynamic Positioning

Oilfield Seamanship Series - Volume 9 Dynamic Positioning


Price: 140.00 / €182.00 / $196.00

  • Product ID:OS/DP2
  • ISBN Number:978-1-902157-44-3
  • Availability:IN STOCK

The industrys essential reference about the design, installation, operation and maintenance of DP systems for all types of vessels.

The new edition reflects the many changes that have taken place within the industry during the past five years, notably the diversification of DP techniques into a wider range of offshore vessels, their functions and applications. Technology too has moved ahead apace during this period, and the new book reflects this with the inclusion of the latest variants of position reference systems for dual frequency DGPS, relative GPS including the CyScan laser and the latest Hi PAP technology from Simrad. Also included are details of the new generation motion sensors, solid state compasses and multi-sensors. Other changes for this new edition mean that most of the material has now been updated, including all sketches which have been re-drawn, and more screen views to illustrate the functions and facilities of modern DP systems. Since it was first published, Dynamic Positioning has become the industrys essential reference on the subject for offshore personnel who need to have to hand the facts about the design, installation, operation and maintenance of DP systems for all types of vessels.

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  • Introduction. An overview of the subject of DP, Background to the development. The basic DP function.
  • Systems. An outline of the whole-ship view of the DP system, together with an item-by-item discussion of the various elements of hardware making up a DP system.
  • Position Reference Systems. A description of the operational principles and practical use of the commonest position references. The pooling of PRSs into the DP system.
  • Thrusters and Maneuvering Systems. A detailed look at the different types of thrusters and propulsion systems, their operational characteristics and failure modes.
  • Power Systems. Power generation, distribution and management systems. Power system protection systems. The arrangements in Diesel-electric and other vessels.
  • DP Operations and vessel types. A detailed look at the different types of operation which may make use of DP, and the practice aboard such vessels - Offshore support vessels, Dive support - Offshore drilling - Pipelay, trenching and rockdumping - cable lay and repair - Survey, ROV support - FPSO and Offtake tanker operations - Miscellaneous types (dredging, heavy lift, crane ops). Specialist functions on the console (Autotrack, external force compensation, Follow-Sub, Anchor Assist, Etc.)
  • System Redundancy. Equipment Classes. IMC and other guideline requirements. The provision of redundancy in the various areas of the system.
  • Watchkeeping. Bridge watchkeeping practice and procedures. The planning and execution of DP operations. Shallow water problems. The UTM co-ordinate system. Checklists and records. DP seamanship. Human factors.
  • Industrial and Charterers Requirements and Considerations. Audits. Assessment of vessel capability. The roles of bodies such as the HSE Offshore Safety Division. IMCA, the Nautical Institute, Classification Societies, UKOOA. Training, qualifications and competence.

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