Many types of sea trials have been conducted including: speed trials, maneuvering trials, seakeeping trials, equipment trials and ice-breaking trials.
During sea trials, Vard Marine often records DGPS data from the on-board navigation system. This data can later be plotted to analyze the vessel’s maneuvering characteristics. Other vessel parameters can also be measured during sea trials including: vessel motions, vessel accelerations, engine/propeller rpm, shaft power, and rudder/Z-drive angle.
In addition to sea trials, Vard Marine is experienced in conducting a wide variety of on-board measurements including: shaft alignment, hull stresses, vibration levels, vibration modal analysis, shaft torques, noise levels and exhaust emissions.