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DNVGL-ST-0111

Assessment of station keeping capability of dynamic positioning vessels

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Organization: DNVGL
Publication Date: 1 March 2018
Status: active
Page Count: 93
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This standard sets requirements for calculation and documentation of DP station keeping capability at three different levels:

- DP capability level 1: This level sets requirements to a basic and prescriptive static method for documenting DP capability numbers for ship-shaped-mono-hull vessels. The calculations shall be based on a static balance of environmental forces and the vessel's actuator forces. The calculations shall for benchmarking purposes be based on the same specified environmental data for all vessels as specified in Table 2-3 of this standard. The rigidness of the method ensures that the DP capability numbers calculated according to the method shall be comparable between different vessels. The results are documented by DP capability numbers and capability plots.

Guidance note:

In case assessment based on different environmental data than specified in Table 2-1 is wanted, then a DP capability level 2-site calculation can be performed using the DP capability level 1 prescriptive calculation method, as long as this is applicable to the specified environment.Note that in such a case the results cannot be expressed in terms of DP capability numbers as these only relate to the environment specified in Table 2-1.

- DP capability level 2: This level sets requirements for a more comprehensive quasi-static method and can be applied to all vessel shapes. This level allows for vessel specific adjustments to the calculations. Any vessel specific data shall be documented and justified. The calculations shall be based on a static balance of environmental forces and the vessel`s actuator forces, and shall be based on the same specified environmental data as for level 1. The results are documented by DP capability numbers and capability plots.

- DP capability level 2-site: Same as level 2 and in addition the method allows for site specific environmental data to be used and/or inclusion of external forces. Results will only be fully comparable between vessels in case the same calculation method and environment are used for the vessels to be compared. The results are documented by capability plots.

- DP capability level 3: This level sets requirements for use of time-domain simulations and can be applied to all vessel shapes. Such simulations may e.g. be used in projects where more information about the vessel dynamic capabilities is wanted. Environmental data specified for level 1 shall be used. The results are documented by DP capability numbers and capability plots.

- DP capability level 3-site: Same as level 3 and in addition the method allows for site specific environmental data to be used and/or inclusion of external forces. Results will only be fully comparable between vessels in case the same calculation method and environment are used for the vessels to be compared. The results are documented by capability plots.

In addition to the calculation methods, this standard sets requirements for how to document the calculations and how the results shall be presented. DP capability level 1, level 2 and level 3 results shall be presented in the form of DP capability numbers assigned as specified in Table 2-1 and capability plots. DP capability level 2-site and level 3-site results shall be presented in the form of capability plots showing the limiting wind envelopes based on the site specific environmental data. Reporting shall be performed according to App.A and App.B.

Document History

DNVGL-ST-0111
March 1, 2018
Assessment of station keeping capability of dynamic positioning vessels
This standard sets requirements for calculation and documentation of DP station keeping capability at three different levels: — DP capability level 1: This level sets requirements to a basic and...
July 1, 2016
Assessment of station keeping capability of dynamic positioning vessels
This standard sets requirements for calculation and documentation of DP station keeping capability at three different levels: — DP capability Level 1: This level sets requirements to a basic and...

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