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In Service Sea Trial

In-Service Sea Trial 

In the wake of EEXI compliance deadlines, Normec Verifavia offers a comprehensive In-Service Sea Trial service, enabling precise reference speed determination and potentially reduced Overridable Power Limitation (OPL) requirements. This page delves into the technical intricacies, benefits, and considerations associated with this crucial service. 

Why choose Normec Verifavia?

  1. Global Reach: Normec Verifavia’s network ensures prompt response and swift trial execution, minimizing downtime and maximizing operational efficiency. 
  2. Tailored Solutions: We collaborate with you to design a customized trial plan that aligns with your specific vessel characteristics and EEXI compliance objectives. 
Key Considerations: 
  1. Trial Conditions: Adherence to established standards like ISO 15016-2015 is crucial for accurate data collection. Calm seas, minimal wind, and specified draught are necessary. 
  2. Data Acquisition: Calibrated instruments meticulously capture speed, engine power, fuel consumption, and other relevant parameters. 
  3. Data Analysis: Our experts meticulously analyze the collected data, generating a speed-power curve endorsed by major classification societies. 
  4. EEXI Calculations: We integrate the verified curve into your EEXI calculations, potentially leading to reduced OPL requirements. 
Normec Verifavia’s Experience: 

Normec Verifavia has successfully facilitated EEXI compliance for over 500 vessels while also assisting clients with additional services like CFD & in-service sea trial. Our team boasts extensive technical knowledge and practical experience, ensuring seamless execution and reliable results. 

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Find answers to the most commonly asked questions

What are the typical lead times for in-service sea trials?

Lead times vary depending on vessel availability, weather conditions, and complexity of the trial plan. We collaborate closely with you to ensure timely execution. 

What are the potential limitations of in-service sea trials?

External factors like weather and sea state can influence data collection. Normec Verifavia’s expertise mitigates these limitations through meticulous planning and data analysis. 

Can’t CFD analysis replace in-service sea trials?

While CFD offers valuable insights, it is not applicable to ships with Low Friction Hull Coatings retrofit. Speed power curves obtained from Sea trials are the only valid solution. 

What are the costs associated with in-service sea trials?

Costs vary depending on the scope of the trial, vessel type, sea trial location and desired level of detail. We provide transparent pricing and customized solutions to suit your budget.