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Title: Emergency Cutter IBEEV User Manual
Author: M Johnson
Approved: A Thomas
Issue: 3 Date: 17th October 2006
SCOPE This manual provides detailed information required to operate and maintain the Emergency Cutter system fitted to the IBEEV
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© Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006
0 System Maintenance Maintenance Schedule Technical Data System Diagrams Page 2 of 12 © Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006 . 4. This section describes how to undertake this requirement.Emergency Cutter – IBEEV – User Manual Issue :I3 Date Issued : 17/10/06 Quick Reference 1.0 Introduction Basic description of system and equipment 2. 5.0 System Operation – Pre-Operation Checks Initial Set Up Description of system checks and setup procedure required to bring the system to a Standby condition 3. 6.0 System Operation – Scheduled Maintenance The system requires twice weekly activation to ensure all parts remain fully functional at all times.0 Isolation of system for Maintenance Operations Description of activities required to isolate system when required for system maintenance.0 Activation of System under Emergency Condition Description of activation procedure under Emergency Conditions.
1. Two are located in the forward store locker and the other two are located in the aft stern drive compartment. Page 3 of 12 © Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006 . Hydraulic Power Pack Control Unit 1.2 There are four independent hydraulic power packs fitted. The electrical supply to each hydraulic power pack is provided by an independent control cabinet.3 All 4 Emergency Cutters are energised by a single remote control switch located in the forward wheel house.1 Introduction The Emergency Cutter system comprises of 4 individually powered cutter units located on the deck at each 4 mooring points on the vessel. Date Issued : 17/10/06 The Emergency Cutter system fitted to the IBEEV is designed to cut all four mooring ropes remotely without the need for personnel exit the vessel to the outside or be on deck.Emergency Cutter – IBEEV – User Manual Issue :I3 Important ! Before operation all personal must be clear of all Emergency Cutters. Failure to observe this requirement could result in serious personal injury.0 1. Once activated the system will cut all 4 mooring ropes within 60 seconds permitting the vessel leave its location unhampered. Under no circumstances must the system be operated while work is being undertaken on any part of the Emergency Cutter System. 1. The system is activated by a single remote control switch located in the forward wheel house.
4 Both the aft and forward hydraulic systems are linked between port and starboard so that opposite Emergency Cutters can be operated by there opposing power packs should an hydraulic power pack fail 2. Retaining Pin Cutter Bar 2. Page 4 of 12 © Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006 . Shut Off Valve Shut Off Valve View shown in forward location 2.3 Ensure that all shut off valves (2off) supplying each system are in an open condition.1 For each Emergency Cutter ensure that the blade is free to move and that the cavity surrounding it is free of debris.0 System Operation – Pre-Operation Checks Before operating the system the follow pre-operation checks must be completed 2.Emergency Cutter – IBEEV – User Manual Issue :I3 Date Issued : 17/10/06 1. 2.4 Ensure that the interconnecting shut off valve (1 forward and 1 aft) are in a closed condition.2 Ensure that the Cutter Bar is in place and that it is secured in position with a retaining pin.
2 off in each compartment.1 The Emergency Cutter system is activated by depressing the remote Start Button located in the forward wheel house.5 Turn on the electrical supply to the units by turning the main power supply switch on the front of the electrical control unit.0 Activation of System under Emergency Conditions The following section describes the actions required to activate the system under an emergency condition 3. Should the system require re-activation depress the Start Button again once the system has re-set.Emergency Cutter – IBEEV – User Manual Issue :I3 Date Issued : 17/10/06 Location of Interconnecting Shut Off Valve View shown in aft location 2. Main Power Supply Switch View shown in forward location The system is now ready and on Emergency Standby 3. Page 5 of 12 © Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006 . Push the Start Button in and hold for 2-3 seconds before releasing. Once the ropes have been cut the system will automatically de-activate and re-set its self. Once the system has been activated the rope will be cut within 60 seconds.
1 Isolation of system for Maintenance Operations Isolate the electrical supply from each of the control system by turning the main switch located on the front of the control cabinet to the off position. Main Power Supply Switch All four control system must be isolated individually before the system can be considered safe. 5. Page 6 of 12 © Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006 .2 Remove the Cutter Bar from each Emergency Cutter body and set aside.3 Remove the mooring rope from the Emergency Cutter body and place along side the cutter body.Emergency Cutter – IBEEV – User Manual Issue :I3 Date Issued : 17/10/06 4. 5.0 System Operation – Scheduled Maintenance Regular system activation is required to ensure that the system remains fully operational at all times 5.0 4.1 5.1 Isolate the electrical supply as described in section 4.
The system is now ready to be activated for a routine system test 5. If a hydraulic power supply fails to deactivate following activation. 5.8 Once the Cutter Blades have fully retracted.9 Turn on the electrical supply to each of the Emergency Cutter system by turning the main switch located on the front of the control cabinet to the on position.5 Turn on the electrical supply to each of the Emergency Cutter system by turning the main switch located on the front of the control cabinet to the on position. In this circumstance contact Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd for technical support Stop Button 5. 5.Emergency Cutter – IBEEV – User Manual Issue :I3 Date Issued : 17/10/06 5. manually deactivate by pressing the stop button located on the front of the appropriate control cabinet. replace the Cutter Bar and secure using the Retaining Pin.7 Isolate the system as described in section 3.1 5.6 To activate press the main activation switch located in the forward wheel house. Following activation ensure each Emergency Cutter completes a full cycle and that the hydraulic power supplies have deactivated following completion of the operation cycle. Page 7 of 12 © Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006 .4 Repeat the above process on all four Emergency Cutters. replace the mooring rope in the Emergency Cutter.
A blank record sheet is provided at the end of this manual to record this procedure. chipping and cracking. See section 4. time and ambient temperature for when the test was undertaken. Check Hydraulic fluid is within specified parameters. Important.1. Retighten if necessary. 6. Note: there should be a 10mm minimum layer of grease at the base of the cutter void to protect against damage from ice expansion.. ice and excessive water. Failure to follow this instruction could result in serious injury. 6. Dynamic Pressure Test. Top up if necessary. Check Cutter Blade for signs of wear. Failure to undertake this operation on a monthly basis could invalidate the supplier’s warranty. Replace if faults are visible.4 6.3 6. Record the date. Repeat above process on all four Emergency Cutters Check all Hydraulic hoses and supply pipe work are free of damage and corrosion.1.Emergency Cutter – IBEEV – User Manual Issue :I3 6. Ensure Cutter Blade is free to within the slot.1 for instruction on how isolate system Remove Cutter Bar and Blade from Cutter Body and check cavity and slide for debris. See section 5 for detailed instruction. Replace Cutter Blade and Cutter Bar and secure with Retaining Pin.1. for further information Important. Failure to undertake this operation on an annual basis could invalidate the supplier’s warranty. Failure to undertake this operation on a twice weekly basis could invalidate the supplier’s warranty. Consult supplier if in doubt. Contact system supplier for details.5 Important.1 Details Activate system through complete cycle ensuring cylinders reach full pressure and operate through full stroke.1 Maintenance Schedule Frequency Twice a Week 12 Months Item 6.2 Important! Before commencing the following operation ensure the hydraulic system has been electrically isolated to ensure accidental operation does not occur while handling the cutter parts.1. Page 8 of 12 © Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006 24 Months 28 Days 7 days .1. Check all fittings for signs of leaks. Remove as necessary and re-grease as required. See section.0 System Maintenance Date Issued : 17/10/06 6.
2 Hydraulic Fluid Capacity Page 9 of 12 © Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006 .7 6. Remove and replace all hydraulic fluid. Contact supplier for further details.1.1.6 Date Issued : 17/10/06 Obtain sample of system hydraulic fluid for analysis.Emergency Cutter – IBEEV – User Manual Issue :I3 6. Failure to undertake this operation on an annual basis could invalidate the supplier’s warranty. Analysis should conducted by an independent accredited oil laboratory. Details of Hydraulic Fluid and quantities can be found in Section 6. Important.2 Technical Data 6.
3 System Diagrams Date Issued : 17/10/06 Wiring Diagram Page 10 of 12 © Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006 .Emergency Cutter – IBEEV – User Manual Issue :I3 6.
Emergency Cutter – IBEEV – User Manual Issue :I3 Hydraulic System Date Issued : 17/10/06 Page 11 of 12 © Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006 .
1 Date Issued : 17/10/06 Date Time Ambient Temp Completed Satisfactorily Comment Sign Page 12 of 12 © Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006 .1.Emergency Cutter – IBEEV – User Manual Issue :I3 Maintenance Schedule Record Sheet – Reference Section 6.
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