Management Level

The high voltage management course has a purpose of refreshing and upgrading the skills and theoretical knowledge of the engineering staff on operational safety, approbation, and servicing of high voltage electrical complex aboard the vessels. The program will consist of practical and informational components. All the activities will be held in a reliable atmosphere envisaging the up-to-date trainer ‘Schneider Electric’.

The main themes to be highlighted during the High Voltage Management course:

  • Instructions on functionality, safety, and operation of a marine HV complex.
  • Appointment of skilled staff for servicing of HV system;
  • Ability to find troubleshooting solution in case of HV system failures;
  • Working out a switching plan for isolating elements of an HV complex;
  • Choosing appropriate actions for isolating and checking HV hardware;
  • Switching and isolating performance on a marine HV facility in accordance with safety demands;
  • Insulation resistance testing and polarization index monitoring on HV machinery;
  • High Voltage security demands and Safe working performance;
  • Permission to perform relevant operations;
  • High Voltage control and protection means aboard;
  • Grounding and discharge;
  • Norms for HV servicing (IEC benchmarks, local rules /the UK, The USA, Norway / and proposed practices);
  • Practical sessions and evaluation.

General description of the course:

The training has been worked out in accordance with the rules III/2, III/3 of the STCW Code (Manila amendments 2010), Tables A-III/2, A-III/3 (Management level) and part B-III/2. The STCW high voltage course is meant for Chief Engineer Officers, Supplementary Engineer Officers, and Electrical Officers who are in charge of supervision and implementation of High Voltage commutation operations as an Empowered Staff Member.

Operational Level

The course aims to upgrade the knowledge and skills of engine personnel regarding safe operation, testing and maintenance of high voltage electrical systems onboard ships. The course will provide both theoretical and practical elements in safe training environment involving the use of modern simulator of “Schneider Electric”.

The course covers at least the following topics:

  • Hazards associated with HV systems and immediate actions to be taken under fault conditions;
  • The functional, operational and safety requirements for a marine HV system;
  • High Voltage safety rules;
  • Safe working procedures;
  • Work permits;
  • High Voltage equipment and protective devices on board;
  • Earthing and discharging;
  • Standards for working with HV (IEC standards, local standards / UK, USA, Norwegian /  and recommended practices);
  • Practical exercises and assessment.

Course overview:

This course is in line with the requirements as laid down by the regulations III/1, III/2, III/6 of the STCW Code (Manila amendments 2010), Tables A-III/1, A-III/6 (Operational level) and section B-III/2. This course is aimed at Engineer Officers and Electro-Technical Officers who are expected to supervise and/or implement the on board high voltage switching operations as an Authorized Person.