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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
4.0 Activation of System under Emergency Condition Description of activation procedure under Emergency Conditions. 5.0 System Operation – Scheduled Maintenance The system requires twice weekly activation to ensure all parts remain fully functional at all times. This section describes how to undertake this requirement.Emergency Cutter – IBEEV – User Manual Issue :I3 Date Issued : 17/10/06 Quick Reference 1. 6.0 System Operation – Pre-Operation Checks Initial Set Up Description of system checks and setup procedure required to bring the system to a Standby condition 3.0 Isolation of system for Maintenance Operations Description of activities required to isolate system when required for system maintenance.0 System Maintenance Maintenance Schedule Technical Data System Diagrams Page 2 of 12 © Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006 .0 Introduction Basic description of system and equipment 2.
Once activated the system will cut all 4 mooring ropes within 60 seconds permitting the vessel leave its location unhampered. The electrical supply to each hydraulic power pack is provided by an independent control cabinet. 1.0 1. Hydraulic Power Pack Control Unit 1.3 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. Two are located in the forward store locker and the other two are located in the aft stern drive compartment. 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. 1. The system is activated by a single remote control switch located in the forward wheel house. Page 3 of 12 © Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006 . Under no circumstances must the system be operated while work is being undertaken on any part of the Emergency Cutter System.2 There are four independent hydraulic power packs fitted.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.
Shut Off Valve Shut Off Valve View shown in forward location 2.4 Ensure that the interconnecting shut off valve (1 forward and 1 aft) are in a closed condition. 2.Emergency Cutter – IBEEV – User Manual Issue :I3 Date Issued : 17/10/06 1.3 Ensure that all shut off valves (2off) supplying each system are in an open condition.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. Page 4 of 12 © Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006 . Retaining Pin Cutter Bar 2.2 Ensure that the Cutter Bar is in place and that it is secured in position with a retaining pin.0 System Operation – Pre-Operation Checks Before operating the system the follow pre-operation checks must be completed 2.1 For each Emergency Cutter ensure that the blade is free to move and that the cavity surrounding it is free of debris.
2 off in each compartment. 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 2.0 Activation of System under Emergency Conditions The following section describes the actions required to activate the system under an emergency condition 3. Push the Start Button in and hold for 2-3 seconds before releasing.1 The Emergency Cutter system is activated by depressing the remote Start Button located in the forward wheel house. Once the system has been activated the rope will be cut within 60 seconds. Once the ropes have been cut the system will automatically de-activate and re-set its self. Page 5 of 12 © Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006 .5 Turn on the electrical supply to the units by turning the main power supply switch on the front of the electrical control unit. Main Power Supply Switch View shown in forward location The system is now ready and on Emergency Standby 3.
5. 5.3 Remove the mooring rope from the Emergency Cutter body and place along side the cutter body.1 5.1 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.0 System Operation – Scheduled Maintenance Regular system activation is required to ensure that the system remains fully operational at all times 5. Main Power Supply Switch All four control system must be isolated individually before the system can be considered safe.1 Isolate the electrical supply as described in section 4.0 4.2 Remove the Cutter Bar from each Emergency Cutter body and set aside. Page 6 of 12 © Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006 .Emergency Cutter – IBEEV – User Manual Issue :I3 Date Issued : 17/10/06 4.
6 To activate press the main activation switch located in the forward wheel house.Emergency Cutter – IBEEV – User Manual Issue :I3 Date Issued : 17/10/06 5. Following activation ensure each Emergency Cutter completes a full cycle and that the hydraulic power supplies have deactivated following completion of the operation cycle.1 5.9 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. Page 7 of 12 © Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006 .4 Repeat the above process on all four Emergency Cutters.7 Isolate the system as described in section 3. If a hydraulic power supply fails to deactivate following activation. manually deactivate by pressing the stop button located on the front of the appropriate control cabinet.8 Once the Cutter Blades have fully retracted. In this circumstance contact Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd for technical support Stop Button 5. replace the mooring rope in the Emergency Cutter. 5.5 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. The system is now ready to be activated for a routine system test 5. 5. replace the Cutter Bar and secure using the Retaining Pin.
Important.0 System Maintenance Date Issued : 17/10/06 6. See section 4. Replace Cutter Blade and Cutter Bar and secure with Retaining Pin. Page 8 of 12 © Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006 24 Months 28 Days 7 days . Failure to undertake this operation on an annual basis could invalidate the supplier’s warranty. time and ambient temperature for when the test was undertaken. Dynamic Pressure Test..1 Maintenance Schedule Frequency Twice a Week 12 Months Item 6.1.1 Details Activate system through complete cycle ensuring cylinders reach full pressure and operate through full stroke. Check all fittings for signs of leaks. Contact system supplier for details. See section. Retighten if necessary. 6.1. ice and excessive water.1.2 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. 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.1 for instruction on how isolate system Remove Cutter Bar and Blade from Cutter Body and check cavity and slide for debris. Ensure Cutter Blade is free to within the slot.3 6. chipping and cracking. Top up if necessary. Check Hydraulic fluid is within specified parameters. Check Cutter Blade for signs of wear. Record the date.1. Remove as necessary and re-grease as required. Failure to undertake this operation on a twice weekly basis could invalidate the supplier’s warranty.Emergency Cutter – IBEEV – User Manual Issue :I3 6. Repeat above process on all four Emergency Cutters Check all Hydraulic hoses and supply pipe work are free of damage and corrosion. Replace if faults are visible. Failure to follow this instruction could result in serious injury. A blank record sheet is provided at the end of this manual to record this procedure.4 6. for further information Important. Consult supplier if in doubt. Failure to undertake this operation on a monthly basis could invalidate the supplier’s warranty. See section 5 for detailed instruction.5 Important.1.
Contact supplier for further details.7 6.2 Hydraulic Fluid Capacity Page 9 of 12 © Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006 . Failure to undertake this operation on an annual basis could invalidate the supplier’s warranty.Emergency Cutter – IBEEV – User Manual Issue :I3 6. Analysis should conducted by an independent accredited oil laboratory.1.6 Date Issued : 17/10/06 Obtain sample of system hydraulic fluid for analysis. Details of Hydraulic Fluid and quantities can be found in Section 6.1.2 Technical Data 6. Important. Remove and replace all hydraulic fluid.
Emergency Cutter – IBEEV – User Manual Issue :I3 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 Hydraulic System Date Issued : 17/10/06 Page 11 of 12 © Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006 .
1.1 Date Issued : 17/10/06 Date Time Ambient Temp Completed Satisfactorily Comment Sign Page 12 of 12 © Ocean Cable Technologies Ltd 2006 .Emergency Cutter – IBEEV – User Manual Issue :I3 Maintenance Schedule Record Sheet – Reference Section 6.
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