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KR updates container securing software

Classification society Korean Register (KR) has released the latest version of SeaTrust-LS, its container securing strength assessment software, incorporating KR’s new 2018 guidance for container securing assessment and new insights and feedback from lashing makers like SEC Bremen and German Lashing Robert Böck GmbH.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}This year KR has revised its guidance for container stowage and lashing by conducting ship motion analysis for different sizes of containerships from 1,000 TEU up to 23,000 TEU. Analysis has included optimising accelerations, nonlinear analysis for calculation of accurate external lashing forces, and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) analysis under various scenarios relating to the application of reasonable wind forces.

The latest version of SeaTrust-LS contains all revisions of this latest guidance, and applies the semi-nonlinear calculation method to consider the twistlock separation effect of external lashing.

Other new features include the calculation of optimal acceleration and wind force, together with 13 route reduction factors enabling containerships to maximise their cargo capacities. Also added is a feature to identify maximum cargo capacity automatically, to assist users to optimise design stack weight, the lashing bridge design and the container stowage arrangement.

SeaTrust-LS incorporates an auto-update feature to make sure users are on the latest software and most recent rules, and a Software Development Kit to facilitate integration with other software packages.{/mprestriction}

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