Dry Dock Quarterly Newsletter
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DM Consulting Updates
Updated Dry Dock Training Schedule
23-26 October 2023 • North America/South America • Live Online (new dates)
5-8 December 2023 • Norfolk, VA, USA
6-9 February 2024 • San Diego, CA, USA
5-8 March 2024 • London, United Kingdom • Live Online
12-15 March 2024 • Victoria, BC, Canada
9-12 April 2024 • Pascagoula, MS, USA
April 2024 • Asia/Australia/Oceania (exact dates are to be determined)
Summer June 2024 • Boston, MA , USA (exact dates are to be determined)
2025 • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
2025 Dry Dock Conference • Date and Location TBD
See https://www.drydocktraining.com/course-information.html for details on the 4-day training course; including an outline, past attendees, and testimonials. Please register early, courses are often filled. Early payment provides the best value. All payments are 100% refundable if you cannot attend the training.
DM Consulting is available for special training sessions. You can save time and travel expenses with customized training at your location.
Floating Dry Dock Acquisition Services
Schulte Marine Concept (SMC) and DM Consulting (DMC) have formed a partnership to provide floating dry dock acquisition services. More than just a brokerage, DMC/SMC offers a complete package of assistance to take your new build or secondhand floating dry dock purchase from conception to operation.
Interested-contact Joe Stiglich (O) +1-858-705-0760 firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
DM Consulting continues to make progress on the two research and development projects awarded by the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP).
Dry Dock Block Contact Indicator System
The purpose of this project is to design and test a block contact detection system. The system has been designed, the components purchased, and assembled. Bench testing will be completed soon. Additional information and progress reports available from our website:
Alternate Blocking Materials
The purpose of this project is to design and test three different materials as candidates for replacing structural elements of dry dock blocks. HDPE has been used under a ship for drydocking and is undergoing lab testing. Additional information and progress reports available from our website:
Dry Dock Community Bulletin Board
Post your free note here in the next quarterly newsletter! Deadline for the next notice input is 15 September.
Monitoring and Control for Tomorrow’s Floating Dry Docks
IDAC West has provided dry dock control systems since 1999 for the Floating Dry Dock industry. Our systems are built for safety, efficiency, and ease of use by the operator. The systems include integrated and stand-alone modules for: Deflection Monitoring, Enhanced Manual Control, Attitude and System Monitoring, Alarming, Automatic Evolution Control, Data Trending, Historical and Event Data Logging, Remote Data Monitoring
We have deployed systems on dry docks that are class approved by ABS, Lloyds Register, Bureau Veritas, and NAVSEA. Our systems are the standard for the US government.
Visit www.idacwest.com for more information or contract Dave Smith at email@example.com .
Dry Dock Standard
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has published a Dry Dock Standard. The Standard is intended to address a deficiency in commercial shipyards, specifically safety certification of drydocking facilities. To obtain a copy, go to: https://ascelibrary.org/doi/book/10.1061/9780784416006
Technical Presentations and Papers
Technical presentations and papers, including those from past Dry Dock Conferences/ Advanced Training Forums can be found online at https://www.drydocktraining.com/technical-papers.html .