New Guidance on DP Systems

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announced Tuesday it has completed its existing guidance on dynamic positioning (DP) with the newly published ‘Guidance to Identify DP System Components and their Failure Modes’ (IMCA M 247).

“Unexpected events that jeopardize station keeping integrity are regularly reported via the IMCA DP Station Keeping Report Scheme. This new IMCA guidance document is intended to assist in minimizing such events and provide guidance for those involved in the analysis and testing of DP systems,” said Captain Andy Goldsmith, IMCA’s Marine Technical Adviser.

IMCA M 247 identifies the different components of a DP system and provides guidance on how these systems might fail. DP Practitioners can use it for the production, review and testing of Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA), and annual DP trials. By following the guidance in this document, it contributes to the continuing improvement and reliability of DP operations.

Andy Goldsmith (Photo: IMCA)

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