DP FMEA Trials

Pirie & Smith have developed a strong reputation in Dynamic Positioning Surveys, from DP FMEA Proving Trials,  Ongoing Annual trials programmes and associated activities, where we provide specialist support for DP vessels on a worldwide basis. Our team perform DP Surveys on a worldwide basis and the company has DP Surveyors located at strategic locations in the UK, USA, France, West Africa and the UAE.

P&S also have a number of Independent DP partners to extend the provision of services. We work with them to ensure the same high quality standards that our clients have come to know and trust in the performance of DP Annual Trials, 5 year Classification Renewal Trials, Reactivation trials and DP FMEA Proving Trials, depending where in the vessel life cycle the trials are to occur.

The company has developed standardised processes and documentation, providing high quality project execution, in a cost effective and focussed manner. As a result, our DP Trials are  designed to meet and exceed the requirements of IMCA M190 and Classification Society standards.

The team monitors change within the industry, such as changes to the OCIMF and IMCA standards for the performance of DP Trials, and are proactive in their adoption into our own processes. 

DP Technical Knowledge

Our DP Technical Authority has published numerous technical papers and is highly versed in the principles of Dynamic Positioning, FMEA, Electrical System and Redundancy design concepts.

On a day to day basis, the Technical Authority provides guidance and support to the in field DP Surveyors, overseeing the performance of DP Trials and has ultimate responsibility for verification of  DP Trials results, Acceptance of Findings and Final Quality Assurance. 

Marine & DP Survey Specialists

Pirie & Smith have highly skilled and qualified personnel with a range of backgrounds in the Marine Industry.

Our Marine and DP Surveyors have experience in Diving Support Vessels, Platform Supply Vessels, Anchor Handling Vessels, Subsea / Offshore Construction Support Vessels (Cable and Pipe Lay, Crane Vessels etc), Heavy Lift Vessels, Offshore Installation Maintenance Jack Up Vessels, Well Intervention Vessels, Flotels and Accommodation Units.

How can we help you?

Whether you are a Technical Superintendent, Dry Dock Supervisor, Buyer or CEO, our team can provide advice and support to ensure that your vessels meet the requirements for Safe DP operations, allowing you to focus on Operations and Planned Maintenance activities. 

Let P&S take the strain out of DP trials planning.  

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Our areas of expertise

• DP Annual Trials
• DP FMEA Proving Trials
• 5 year Classification Trials and FMEA verification
• FMEA review and updates
• Technical Evaluation
• Re-activation Surveys

• Review and Assessment
• Expert Advice
• Drawing updates

• Critical systems evaluation
• Evaluation and Advice on modifications
• Single point failure Identification

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