Technical Talk on “Bollard Pull Test Result: Is it a fact or a gimmick or an illusion? What is then the reality?”

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The Joint Branch of RINA and IMarEST (Singapore), Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Singapore and the Centre for Offshore Research and Engineering will be organizing a Technical Talk on Wednesday, 23 January 2013, 7.00 pm at the Engineering Auditorium, Faculty of Engineering, NUS. The topic for the lecture is “Bollard Pull Test Result: Is it a fact or a gimmick or an illusion? What is then the reality?” by Dr Arun K Dev, School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University.

Bollard Pull Tests are generally conducted on Tugs and AHTSVs as one of the most prestigious performance tests before delivery of a Tug or an AHTSV. These bollard pull tests are carried out carefully to establish a certified bollard pull test result in the presence of Class, Owner, Shipyard, Engine Manufacturer, Propeller Manufacturers and any other third party. It will not be too much to say that shipyards, owners, suppliers and many others anxiously wait for this precious “magic number” so that all become relieved. The speaker has started observing these nerve-racking or nail-biting tests many times in his professional life time starting from a bollard pull of 10t to 200t. Some of them were seen achieved with ease and some, with unusual disagreements. The speaker will give some characteristics features of a propeller, a propeller nozzle, and their enhanced thrust mechanism. The speaker will also highlight pros and cons of the present day bollard pull tests’ procedures referring to their salient features. Why do such tests’ results bring potential risks in operations? Why do initial happiness with a large bollard pull figure end up with possible conflicts?

Admission is complimentary. Pre-registration is required and is strictly online latest by 22 January 2013. To confirm your attendance, please register HERE.

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Contact Person - MS Norela Buang

Contact Number - +65 6516 4314

Organizer - The Joint Branch of RINA and IMarEST (SG), SNAMES, CORE


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23 Jan 2013 @ 07:00 PM

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