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LONG 220 - Heavy Lifting & Transportation for Offshore Projects (14 Days)

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Course Description

The transportation, lifting and installation of equipment for the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical and Renewable Energy projects ashore as well as at sea is among the greatest challenges faced during the project construction. The trend towards increasingly large modules, reactors, boilers, Tanks, coke drums, platforms, pressure vessels etc. requires you are capable to transport loading and discharging the tonnage in an efficient, reliable and safe manner.

This course is a perfect training course to improve your technical know-how, minimize the operating risk, get your staff certified and provide better quality to operate extremely heavy lifting and transportation projects.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding the different types of equipment used in off-shore lifting and transportation 
  • Learning how to configure and operate the equipment 
  • Calculating the different forces on the equipment 
  • Performing equipment maintenance 
  • Learning the basic principles of risk maintenance and analysis 

Who Should Attend?

  • Expert Riggers 
  • Lifting Engineers 
  • Port Security Officers 
  • Operations Managers 
  • Equipments Operators
  • Construction Engineers 
  • Onshore / Offshore Project Managers & Planners 
  • Transport & Lifting supervisors 
  • Cargo Superintendents 
  • HSE Managers & Engineers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • How Does Heavy Lift Work?
  • Selecting suitable equipment
  • Methods used for offshore load lifting
  • Types of offshore lifting equipment 
  • Cranes - variable geometry slewing types 
  • Cranes - overhead/gantry travelling types and wire rope hoists
  • Various Types of Heavy Lift Vessels 
  • Offshore installation vessels available

Day 2

  • Technical specifications for offshore operations
  • Load dynamics calculations
  • Difference between mass (kg) and force (N)
  • Newtons three laws of motion
  • Forces acting on a body
  • Composing of forces
  • Principle of moment (moment equation)
  • Principle of Center of Gravity
  • Calculating Outrigger Loads of a crane
  • Wind force 

Day 3

  • Water force 
  • Wave - induced motion during offshore operations
  • Accelerations and decelerations
  • Friction forces (when sliding)
  • Handling and attachment of slings
  • Challenges of offshore heavy lifting
  • Other environmental influence on heavy lift
  • Hydrodynamic Interaction between Floating Structures during Heavy Lift Operations
  • Multi Vessel Lift Operations in Different Weather Conditions

Day 4

  • Equipment for lifting people
  • Cranes
  • Utility winches and winches used for lifting people
  • Personnel transportation equipment
  • Equipment used in drilling and associated operations for carrying people

Day 5

  • Heavy Lifting with Multi-Cranes
  • Differences in Lifting of Loads
  • Crane Capacity rating
  • Different Boom (crane) types
  • Lifting pan 
  • Crane position and configuration
  • Lift calculations 
  • Personnel involved 
  • Communication method
  • Ground conditions
  • Environmental conditions
  • Inspection procedures

Day 6

  • Lift data sheet
  • Stability of heavy lifted loads
  • Stability of a load to be lifted
  • The Stability Range
  • The Stability Moment of the load to be lifted
  • The Stability of the Load to be Lifted
  • The Stability of the load with 3 lift points below the CoG
  • The Stability of the load to be lifted

Day 7

  • Offshore heavy lifting equipment
  • Lift barges and Project ships 
  • Float-over or Semi-submersible ships 
  • Vessels with side arms 
  • Applications & Capacities of each type of equipment 

Day 8

  • Standard for off shore and platform lifting appliances DNVGL-ST-0378 
  • Documentation and certification 
  • Materials and fabrications 
  • Structural design and strength
  • Machinery and equipment

Day 9

  • Drilling equipment 
  • Drilling hoisting systems
  • Heave compensated drilling hoisting systems
  • Crown-mounted heave compensators

Day 10

  • Drill string heave compensators
  • Guideline and riser tensioners
  • Blow-out preventers
  • Pipe handling equipment

Day 11

  • Maintenance and inspection 
  • Inspection criteria for Mobile Cranes
  • Maintain, Inspect, Check and Test
  • Inspection criteria for Lifting Equipment

Day 12

  • Excessive wear on Crane sheaves
  • Maintenance recommendations for transport equipment
  • Work factors (Safety Factors)
  • Identification of CE Marks

Day 13

  • Safety and Risk Analysis 
  • Slips and Falls cause the majority of injuries on board ship
  • Excessive Noise 
  • Safety improvement Program
  • What is Safety: Culture, Planning, Procedures
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Day 14

  • Keep Welding and Cutting equipment in Good Condition
  • PPE and good accessible lifting points
  • Accident & Incident Reporting and Analysis
  • Risk Matrix. Frequency x Consequence = Risk
  • The theory of the Swiss Cheese
  • Helideck emergency cases