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Seminar Addresses Marine Vibro-Acoustics

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

February 9, 2015

As the International Maritime Organization (IMO) furthers measures for controlling onboard noise and vibration levels in the interest of passengers and seafarers’ health, it has become increasingly important for the shipyards and design houses to understand the deeper sciences related to the subject and explore technologies that predict noise levels at the design stage to avoid costly retrofits and modifications.
IRClass, having developed empirical methods for onboard noise prediction, has been contributing research papers to the Vibro-Acoustics Marine Special Interest Group (SIG) seminar since 2012. The Vibro Acoustics Marine SIG is a technical forum initiated by the ESI Group that spreads awareness amongst stakeholders about noise prediction at design stage.
This year the The third Annual Seminar on Vibro-Acoustics Marine SIG held January 27-28 was jointly hosted by IRClass and ESI Group at IRClass Head Office, Mumbai with a focus on Asia region.
According the the event’s organizers, the number of participants this year doubled compared to last year, as representatives and senior officials from shipyards, design house, government bodies, classifications societies, research institutes and ship management companies gathered for the event.
The seminar concluded by with a commitment to create a forum for facilitating technical discussions to help Asian shipping community in reducing noise and vibration levels at design phase.

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