Namaka Subsea launch FMECA Awareness Course

Namaka Subsea launch FMECA Awareness Course

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09 February 2016

Namaka Subsea, a subsea consulting company offering innovative solutions to the oil and gas industry throughout the world, has developed a one-day FMECA awareness course. The course is designed to provide awareness of the methodology and process of completing a diving system FMECA as well as guidance on how best to review current diving system FMECA’s.

The course is made up of sixteen modules, which are discussed in depth and contain essential information required not only to understand how a FMECA should be carried out
but also how to manage a FMECA upon completion and is aimed at all diving operational personnel.
Sandy Harper (Namaka Subsea, Managing Director) said "Studies carried out by Namaka Susea of current diving system FMEA and FMECA assessments has identified failures of the assessments and how they are managed. Therefore, we decided to develop this course to provide awareness of how a systematic assessment can be carried out on diving systems and support vessel interfaces, with the emphasis on diver and operational personnel safety”.

The FMECA of a diving system shall assess the effects on different failure modes on the diving system operating equipment and where required the support vessel interfaces. The resultant quantification may highlight deficiencies in design, lack of redundancy and failure to maintain the recommended critical spares to ensure safe and efficient diving operations.

Namaka Subsea has recently completed a FMECA awareness course, which was attended by ten representatives of the UK Health & Safety Executive. Feedback was positive with the consensus that the course provided a good overview on the FMECA process and while it is recognised that one course does not produce experts, the attendees are now able to ask the right questions when reviewing FMECA assessments and understand the process and methodology.