The best techniques and practices for lifting operations on offshore platforms in accordance to international standards.
In accordance to API RP 2D and NR-34.

The only offshore course in Brazil approved by PETROBRAS.

Reason
Increasing demand for cargo hauling services and consequently by hand labor specialist for related activities, make it necessary to train professionals who can plan and execute effectively these operations. Otherwise rise considerably the risk of problems in operations, often with high human and material damage outside the immeasurable damage to the image of the operating companies ans contractors.

Who is it for
All professionals directly or indirectly involved in lifting operations and cargo handling with cranes on offshore platforms: operational managers, supervisors, engineers and technicians, crane operators, signalers, engineers and technicians work safety and others.

Objective
Enable the student to plan, inspect, supervise or perform the routine operations of lifting loads in fixed or floating offshore platforms, based on the main national and international standards.

Coordination and Teachers
The technical coordination and administration of the course is made by Leonardo Roncetti engineer, master and PhD student in offshore lifting operations from COPPE-UFRJ.

Program:

  • ■ Course motivations.
    • • Motivation.
    • • Accident statistics involving offshore cranes.
    • • Awareness for planning.
  • ■ Definitions, standards and references.
    • • Lifting types, platforms and support vessels.
    • • Professionals involved.
    • • National and International Standards.
    • • Current legislation
  • ■ Duties and responsibilities of the professionals involved.
    • • Rigger.
    • • Rigging supervisor.
    • • Corder and signalman.
    • • Crane Operator.
  • ■ Units of measure and conversions.
  • ■ Environmental actions.
    • • Waves.
    • • Wind.
    • • Chain.
  • ■ Offshore pedestal cranes.
    • • Main Types.
    • • Main components.
    • • Nomenclature.
    • • Important properties.
    • • Safety factor.
    • • Using crane load tables.
  • ■ Equalizer of loads (containers, cestas, skids, caixas etc.).
  • ■ Fundamental concepts of sea fastening and lifting loads.
    • • Center of gravity and weight.
    • • Sea fastening geometry.
    • • Control and load balancing.
    • • Force on slings.
  • ■ Steel ropes for slings: types, features and specifications.
  • ■ Wire rope slings, textile straps and chains.
    • • Types and materials.
    • • Advantages and disadvantages.
    • • Manufacturing.
    • • Sizing.
    • • Main applications in offshore lifting.
    • • Examples through miniature models.
    • • Identification.
    • • Storage.
  • ■ Sea fastening accessories.
    • • Sizing.
    • • Examples of use.
    • • Guidance on the specification and proper use.
  • ■ Visual slings inspection and lifting accessories.
    • • Receiving criteria.
    • • Acceptance and discard criteria.
    • • Other inspection means.
  • ■ Spreader bars and other lifting devices.
  • ■ Hoist sizing and passed cables
  • ■ Load composition for lifting.
  • ■ Performing lifting.
    • • Personal protective equipment.
    • • Control cable and extension cable.
    • • Hot stick.
    • • Actions before lifting.
    • • Sea fastening.
    • • Actions during lifting.
    • • General precautions.
  • ■ Wind effect on the crane and load.
  • ■ Planning lifting routine.
  • ■ Universal hand signal.
  • ■ Introduction to lifting people to overflow.
  • ■ Practice I: application and fixing exercises.
  • ■ Practice II: planning routine lifting.

 

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