Annual DP trials

Annual DP trials

Annual DP trials focus on verification if the vessel and DP system are fully functional and well maintained. The annual DP trials demonstrate the readiness, performance, protection and the fault tolerance according to the equipment class requirements.

Changes to the DP systems will be verified to ensure no unexpected events will occur. During the annual DP trials the crew is given the opportunity to witness failure modes that they might not experience during routine operations and the effect that these failure modes have on the DP system and vessel, it also will give technical staff an opportunity to increase their understanding of the failure modes of DP system components and the successful reconfiguration of those components.

For our client we have prepared the trial protocol in compliance with the IMCA M190 guidelines, supported the crew to conduct tests and recorded test findings. Trials have been conducted successfully and the vessel is underway to its new client. 

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