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SHORE POWER METERING MANAGEMENT & POWER QUALITY

Shore Power Metering Management and Power Quality

March 26 - 30, 2018
April 9 - 13, 2018

This one-week course has an intended audience of those individuals at the technical-management level with responsibilities for one or more aspects of purchasing or receiving electric power from a shore-side facility – these include: contracting, installation, repair, operation, maintenance, technical supervision, training, or financial oversight.

The course is strongly technical in nature and covers: 3-phase power systems at the LV and MV levels; US Navy and commercial standard connector arrangements; protective relaying concepts; instrument transformers; grounding; traditional & modern revenue-grade metering; and modern industry billing and revenue practices.  Low and high-side injection, phasors, DLRO, insulation resistance, IR surveys, and other specialized equipment and tools are demonstrated.  The SPM course also includes marine-related topics of accelerated corrosion from hull currents caused by power system interactions; and the basics of Power Quality (PQ) to include the measurement and effects of harmonics and other abnormalities in power system voltages and load currents.

A field exercise utilizing the School’s 1 MVA transformer is part of syllabus.

 

Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: Basic electrical and math skills. A pre-course study guide, evaluation exercise, and answer key are available, and it is HIGHLY recommended that anyone considering attending this course review the study guide and take the evaluation exercise prior to applying for this class.

SPM Study Guide  Answer Key

Special Requirements: None

   

2018 COURSE SCHEDULE

View the 2018 Course Schedule
  

PLEASE NOTE THAT ENROLLMENT OCCURS IN TWO PHASES:

  • Applications for 2018 Spring Semester courses (held January 1 - June 30) will be accepted no earlier than NOVEMBER 1, 2017.
  • Applications for 2018 Fall Semester courses (held July 1 - December 31) will be accepted no earlier than MAY 1, 2018.

Applications for Spring Semester or Fall Semester courses that are received by mail, fax, or email prior to the beginning registration date for the applicable semester will be disregarded with no notification to the applicant.

 

  • Course application forms can be obtained at MEBA Union Halls, the CMES website, or by calling the school at (410) 822-9600.
  • The Spring Semester and Fall Semester electronic applications will be made available on the beginning registration dates for the respective semesters.
  • A separate application must be submitted for each course a student wishes to take.

   

USCG REVISIONS TO NVICs 10-14 AND 17-14

The USCG has issued revisions to NVIC 10-14 Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Master or Chief Mate on Vessels of 3,000 GT or More (Management Level) and NVIC 17-14 Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsement as Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch in a Manned Engineroom or Designated Duty Engineer in a Periodically Unmanned Engineroom on Vessels Powered by Main Propulsion Machinery of 750 KW/1,000 HP Propulsion Power or More (Operational Level). Changes have been highlighted in the documents linked below.
 

NVIC 10-14, CH1

NVIC 17-14, CH1

 

BST REFRESHER VS. REVALIDATION

  • The BST Refresher course is required for mariners renewing their license that do not have 1 year of sea time in the last 5 years.
  • Mariners that do have the required sea time should take the BST Revalidation course.

 

INFORMATION REQUESTED: MMD / STCW ENDORSEMENT EXPIRATION DATE(S)

Due to the regulatory training required for BST Refresher and BST Revalidation courses, CMES is requesting every MEBA member submit to the school the expiration date for their Merchant Mariners’ Document. If your STCW Endorsement expiration is different, please include that information as well.

This information will allow us to better determine how many BST Refresher and/or BST Revalidation courses need to be added to the schedule by seeing how many members need to renew their credentials in a given year.

Please either send an email with your information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., OR use the MMD / STCW Endorsement Expiration Date form to submit this information to us online.

MMD / STCW Endorsement Expiration Date Form

  

DOWNLOAD THE CMES MOBILE APP

CMES now has a mobile app, which provides easy access to:

  • information on our curriculum
  • our class schedules and registration for on campus and online classes
  • additional information about our programs and our facility

 
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