The demand for electrical power has increased on many ships, especially those with diesel-electric propulsion where the supply current becomes oo high. The supply current becomes far too high and it is not efficient or practical to use the common shipboard voltage supply of 440V. Modern ships, particularly container, passenger, LNG and specialised offshore ships are built now with high voltage generating plants of 3.3kV, 6.6kV and IIkV. STCW classifies High Voltage as 1000V and above.
As per STCW Regulation III/1, "Officer in charge of an engineering watch”, officers are to be trained to work with high voltage installations onboard merchant ships. This course is designed to educate and train operational Level Engineer Officers on high voltage systems. The course satisfies the High Voltage Training syllabus as given in IMO Model Course 7.04.- Officer in charge of an engineering watch.
- High Voltage Technology and its application on board ships
- Electrical hazards associated with High Voltage systems and their precautions
- Arrangement of high voltage installation and earthing system
- Operation and safety features and functionalities of High Voltage Switch Gear
- Permit systems, safety procedures and use of Personal Protective device when working with High Voltage systems