The K-Pos DP-11/12 dynamic positioning system consists of a DP controller unit
and a dedicated operator station. Both systems satisfy IMO DP Class 1. The controller
unit and the operator station communicate via a dual high-speed data network.
K-Pos DP-11 dynamic positioning system
The DP-11 provides a direct interface to the propellers, thrusters and rudders,
and includes the necessary interfaces to power plants, position-reference systems
K-Pos DP-12 dynamic positioning - DP system
The DP-12 is designed for integration with K-Chief (marine automation system)
and K-Thrust (thruster control system) via a dual Ethernet LAN.
Integrating all the functions for monitoring and control of a vessel provides
a real benefit both technically and economically. Functions are integrated to reduce
the overall need for hardware and software functions and to reduce interfacing requirements.
This leads to less demand for special software, cabling and testing. Furthermore,
integrated systems offer a far greater degree of redundancy, and therefore increased
system availability and operational performance.
DP class notation
The K-Pos DP-11 and 12 dynamic positioning - DP system meet the Equipment Class
notation for Class 1 DP systems. The flexible nature of K-Pos systems allow them
to be upgraded to Equipment Class 2 if/when required.
Dynamic positioning operator interface
The operator interface is designed to allow efficient and safe operation of the
dynamic positioning system by assisting the operator in making optimum operational