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High Voltage Installations Management


Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    29 Mar 2023 to 31 Mar 2023
  • Registration Period:

    30 Jan 2023 to 10 Mar 2023
  • Time:

    08:00 AM to 05:00 PM,
    3 days
  • Mode of Training:

    Face to Face (Classroom)
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.
You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is new run.

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

1.3 State the advantages of an insulated system

Day 2:
2.1 Explain the Generation and Distribution of high-voltage on 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.

Topics to be covered

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.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.

Minimum Requirements

Not less than 18 years of age;

Hold a Certificate of Competency as a Marine Engineer Officer Class 2, or MEO Class 5 Special Limit and

Have adequate working knowledge of English (Spoken& Written)

Certification / Accreditation

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

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

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $2,000.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $1,800.00 $48.00 $248.00
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $1,400.00 $48.00 $648.00
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $1,400.00 $48.00 $648.00
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $1,800.00 $48.00 $248.00
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $160.00 $2,160.00

*As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023. Also, as per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

¹ Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
² Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
One-Stop Service Centre

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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