stability / onboard stability program
TNA Onboard Stability Program
This program was written in house in the programming
language Borland C++, in 1998, and has been further developed
over the years on an ongoing basis, and lately significantly updated
using Embarcadero C++ 10.1 Berlin, to include a completely
new reporting system, and to accommodate the calculation
for Stability Effects of a Drill String contacting the side
of a Moonpool, applicable to drillships. (A calculation method
approved by Lloyds and ABS).
The latest version name being Baraccuda Ver 2017f2.
The new reporting system also has features for zooming
and scrolling the entire report on screen before electing to either
print it, or export it to directly to PDF.
The program is extensively used inhouse in the preparation
of stability books, with some 1000+ Stability Books having produced
using this software, for approval by various Classification Societies
and Flag States. However it is also currently installed on more than
32 operational ships, including all of the Debeers Diamond Mining
Ships, most of the Dept of Environmental Affairs Research Ships, many
of the South African based Smit Tugs and Supply Vessels, plus other
individually owned vessels.
The program supports multiple stability criteria
including Wind and Waves, Supply Vessel, Multihull, Passenger Crowding,
Towing Stability, Icing, Crane Stability, and limited "added-weight"
damage stability, with recent update for Australian Livestock Criteria,
and can use MAXVCG data for compliance reference.
The program as from 2006, also includes Longitudinal
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