High Voltage Installations Management






Course Objective:     

The course aims to provide Marine Engineer Officer at Management Level the skills and knowledge to manage the operation and safety of High Voltage (HV) Installations onboard.  (ref STCW 2010 table A-III/2 and B-III/2). It gives participants

1. Understanding of the principles and concept of Electric Propulsion and Control System which are used on Marine vessels and Offshore installations.
2. Understand the risks management in High Voltage.
3. Know the safe protection gears available and how to use them properly.
4. Understand the safety procedures and management in HV operation and maintenance.

Course Outline:

A. Know the design features for High Voltage Installations onboard marine vessels and offshore installations.

B. Know the hazards in HV installations and understand the safe operations involving high voltage.

Suitable For:

Holders of CoCs Class 1 or Class 2 Engineer Officer with no prior experience on High Voltage Installations.

Electrical Engineers working on Offshore Installations

Minimum Entry Requirements:

Not less than 18 years of age;
Hold a Certificate of Competency as a Marine Engineer Officer Class 2, and;
Have adequate working knowledge of English (Spoken& Written)

Course Outline:

Day 1:

1      Explain the Classification of High Voltage
1.1   Explain factors considered in classifying a voltage as "high voltage" and reference to International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 60092, Electrical installations in ships series and IEC 61892, Mobile and fixed offshore units - Electrical installations series
1.2   State the advantages of High-Voltage.
1.3   State the advantages of an insulated system

Day 2:

2.1        Explain the Generation and Distribution of high-voltage on ships.
2.2.       Describe with sketch the Electric Propulsion system.
2.3        Explain Synchro-convertors and Cyclo-convertors.
2.4       Describe Functional, Operational and safety requirements for a marine high-voltage system.
2.5       Explain the assigning qualified personal to carry out maintenance and repair of high-voltage switchgear of various types.
2.6        State the various types of High-voltage switchgear.

2.7        Describe the High Voltage equipment: Circuit breakers, Cable, Fuses

Day 3:

3.1        Explain the Remedial action necessary during faults in high voltage system
3.2        Explain the Switching strategy for isolating components of a high voltage system.
3.3        Explain the Selection of Suitable Apparatus for isolation and testing of high-voltage equipment
3.4        Explain the Switching and isolation procedure on marine high-voltage system, complete with safety documentation.
3.5        Explain the Performance of insulation resistance and polarization index on high voltage equipment.

Practical (4 hours)
Know the Operational Safety of High-Voltage Installations

4.        Explain how to use HV personal protection equipment (PPE)

4.1      Explain Insulated Gloves, Goggles, Insulating Bars, Insulating Foot wear, Mates, Earthing Cables, HV Testers 
4.2      Explain terms of Certification of Personal Protection Equipment

4.3     Explains HV safety procedures:
            4.3.1 - Permission and coordination of HV works
            4.3.2 - Information, Warnings and protection against unauthorized influence on safety.
            4.3.3 - Assistance during HV work

            4.3.4 - Checking for voltage presence before any work starts.


Award / Certification / Accreditation: Certificate of Attendance/Certificate of Performance

Certificate of Performance (ref STCW 2010 table A-III/2 and B-III/2)


Fees Payable:

$2140 (with GST)

Funding Incentive

1. MCF Training Grant is available for eligible participants. Please refer to www.mpa.gov.sg/mcf for information.

2. SkillsFuture Credit (SFC
With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable to self-sponsored applicants.  Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.

 Application Procedures

  1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at pace.sp.edu.sg

Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

  1. For e-payment using Visa/Master cards, please click on the ‘Make ePayment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.
  1. For NETS payment, you can pay at:

Singapore Polytechnic

PACE Academy

Blk T1A, Level 1

Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 7:30pm


  1. For Cash payment, you can pay at:

Singapore Polytechnic

Finance Department
Admin Building, Level 2
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 5:00pm


  1. Cheques should be made payable to Singapore Polytechnic. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:

ATTN: Manager (CET Programmes)

Singapore Polytechnic

PACE Academy

500 Dover Road

Blk T1A, Level 1

Singapore 139651

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.


  1. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.
  1. Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy via email to [email protected]. For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

· 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
· Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
· On or after date of commencement - No refund

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.


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Course Date:

Intake 21: 24 to 26 Nov 2017
(Fri: 1 pm to 10pm / Sat & Sun: 8am to 5pm )


Registration Period:
22 Sep to 10 Nov 2017


Registration may be closed once seats are filled up


Venue: Singapore Polytechnic


Duration: 3 days




$2000 (before GST)






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