CPC 2.0 Fulfills IMO Requirements for Tankers

Thursday, September 05, 2013
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The IMO has tightened the requirements for tankers that do not comply with damage stability regulations. An inspection campaign in 2010 targeting tankers has demonstrated that a significant amount of tankers were not loaded in compliance within IMO damage stability regulations. Loading instruments are very important and provide information about safe loading conditions. The loading computer assists the officer on duty to correctly load and ballast the vessel to ensure the configuration does not exceed the vessel’s damage stability values and strength requirements. A classification society such as DNV approves both hardware and software which should be present in each tanker.

HMC said it has always looked into the future and developed CPC 2.0, a loading instrument with all options which suits the needs of IACS requirements. CPC 2.0 combines all obliged stability and strength parameters with an efficient, user friendly and more accessible interface. CPC 2.0 is updated to all the latest IMO regulations and has the possibility to use handhelds and scanners to input data. It also calculates the damage stability based on the hull form and inner structure of the ship. CPC 2.0 displays when cargo or ballast levels are changed and shows stability limitations. Office versions are available for cargo planning and operational management purposes, in this way data can easily be transferred from the onshore office database to the offshore vessel database.

HMC offers inexperienced users in the safe use of CPC 2.0. Training for CPC can be given at its office or aboard participants’ vessels.


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