Autoship: Early Success for New Programs

Monday, March 22, 2004
Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) said its new Autoload-Rig and Autoload 6.0 programs have enjoyed significant early sales. Included in these sales are more than 15 platforms (one of which is Thunderhorse, the largest semi-submersible ever built) and the tanker M/T Seraya Spirit of Teekay Shipping Ltd.

These new products started with the decision to design stability software specifically for the offshore industry, including a completely new interface developed from rig operator recommendations. This new interface, however, proved so desirable that we subsequently developed it for use on conventional vessels as well – and thus “Autoload 6.0” followed soon after.

The 3-D mathematical vessel model used by Autoload is the key to its remarkable accuracy and flexibility. Inclusive of all volumes (tanks, holds, empty spaces, etc), it enables accurate simulation of any floating condition (including real shift of CG for slack tanks, true wind heeling moment, and accurate damage simulation). The program predicts the effect that damage will have on stability in any direction – it calculates real shift of free surface in slack tanks according to any change in heel or trim. A separate view frame monitors the actual maxVCG curve relative to the current condition (draft/vcg).

Real-time sensor data is used for tank contents, drafts, and wind. In Autoload – Rig, sensor data is also taken for mooring and riser tension, while different criteria are used for different modes of operation. Autoload-Rig represents the next generation of stability software for semi submersible rigs, just as Autoload 6.0 has set the standard for the marine shipping industry.

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

US Plans to Shut Royalty Loophole on Coal Exports

U.S. coal companies will no longer be able to settle royalties at low domestic prices when they make lucrative sales to Asia according to reforms proposed by the Interior Department on Friday.

Denmark Issues New Pilotage Regulations

In an effort to make the pilotage market more efficient, the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) issued several new regulations following on amendments to the pilotage act.

US Shippers, West Coast Dockworkers Union Resume Contract Talks

Negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports resumed contract talks with the union for dockworkers on Thursday, as cargo backups continued at the ports,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1361 sec (7 req/sec)