Marine link
 

OilGuard 2000 Designed To Help Crews Minimize Oil Damage

The trial version of a new Transas product, OilGuard 2000, was officially released by the company last fall. OilGuard 2000 is designed as the information system that may be beneficially used in any Oil Spill Response Center.

The system provides facilities for command center exercise planning, conduct and analysis, pursuant to the requirements of OPA90, MARPOL 73/78, OPRC90.

Development of the OilGuard 2000 has been inspired by the contract with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) for a "Pollution Incident Simulation Control and Evaluation System" (PISCES). This contract was won by Transas in September 1996.

After the successful FAT and SAT passed in the first half of 1998, the Transas' OilGuard 2000 appeared in the company's product line as a commercial product based on the PISCES software. OilGuard 2000 uses a precise hydrodynamic model of the oil-spill which is integrated in a cartographic shell based on vectorized nautical charts. The model is capable of most realistic representation of all significant processes that take place in an oil-spill including oil spread characteristics, evaporation, sinkage into the water column, burning; and interaction with coastline, booms, skimmers and chemical dispersants. The model takes into account the continuously changing field of currents and other hydro-meteorological information. The OilGuard 2000 provides the user with a unique analyzing tool. Apart from the continuous record of the model-related events and movements of the oil spill response participants, the program is provided with facilities for comprehensive report preparation. The modern concept of open architecture software is implemented with the OilGuard 2000, which makes the system easily adaptable to the particular requirements of any user. The OilGuard 2000 operator does not have to possess special computer skills other than the basic MS Windows user skills. The system can therefore be used immediately by subject area specialists. The minimum hardware required for the OilGuard 2000 is a Pentium 2000 with 64 MB RAM.




Naval Architecture History

1994 Military Suppliers Guide
ASNE DAY
ASNE Day Features Presentation Of 1995 Awards
ASNE Shew To Be Held In U.S. Capitol Cargo Space
Bonder Delivers Perla-Designed Gaming Vessel, Grand Victoria
CALENDAR
Dry Bulk Fleet's Main Niche Sector Faces Increased Competition
Fast ferry package
Foss Awards Trinity Marine Contract For Two $11 Million, Voith-Schneider Propelled Tractor Tugs
Gardy McGrath Produces Video Detailing Environmental Systems On 21 st Century Navy Ship
GE Gets $60 Million Contract From NASSCO
GE Introduces Alternative Technology For Naval Ship Propulsion
Guido Perla Designs To Ply Lake Michigan
Havy Taps ERC For Fuel Cell Development
IBEX: A Congregation Of Boatbuilders
Ingalls-Built Aegis Destroyer, Stethem, Commissioned
Intermarine's MHC 51 Minehunter Completes Magnetic Signature Trials
Kvichak Marine Delivers First Six Of 29 Spill Response Boats
Last In Series Of Christenings At Bollinger
Naval Engineers Descend On D.C. To "Build Freedom's Future"
New Temporary Protection System Gains Ground In Maritime Industry
OilGuard 2000 Designed To Help Crews Minimize Oil Damage
OPA 90 Provider Expands Services
R.A. Stern To Provide Detail Design For Self-Unloading Cement Barge
Spanish Maritime Report
The Push Is On
Uncovered: Lax Coating Application, Maintenance Come At A High Cost
Waller Marine Completes Offshore Power Plant, Receives ABS Certification
Westinghouse Proclaims ICR Engine A Success At NYC Meeting
York/Devonport Mgmt. Team Wins Multi-Million Dollar Orde
 
rss feeds | archive | privacy | history | articles | contributors | top news | contact us | about us | copyright