Course objectives: Electrical engineers, electricians and marine engineers working with High Voltage Power Systems should know how to operate and maintain them in a safe manner. Certificated persons should know and implement the procedures for usage of protective equipment as well as of the monitoring, controlling and signalization equipment of these systems.
That trainee who successfully completes the course should:
Have gained knowledge and experience in the design, safe maintenance of high voltage systems on board, safety precautions of staff against shock, fire, burns etc caused by voltage in excess of 1000v; failure to cut off power supply; communication in emergency situations; ability to obtain information from wire diagrams; structure analysis of electrical equipment failures. Trainees will develop switching plans and implement them using high voltage switchboards and distribution systems.
Be able to choose correctly the personal protective equipment according to the assigned tasks, maintain ship power systems in excess of 1000v, communicate and operate in emergency situations, make records and fill in check forms for high voltage ship equipment.
The course is carried out on approved by the Bulgarian Maritime Administration programme, and after successful course completion BMA issues respective certificate.
The course complements and extends the knowledge of engine department for safe operation and maintenance of power systems in excess of 1000 volts on board ships. The knowledge and service experience of the marine and electrical engineers certificated before 01.01.2012 should meet the requirements of Manila 2010 amendments to STCW. The pogramme is also developed in accordance with Regulation No 6 and the national standard for this training.