New Software from EIVA
Posted by Irina Tabakina
The EIVA NaviSuite software suite now includes a dedicated solution for anchor handling operations that offers advanced catenary simulation. This ensures users data they can trust and a complete picture of the entire operation. NaviSuite Beka is designed to be a versatile, scalable and user-friendly software solution that increases the efficiency and safety of anchor handling operations during rig move and barge management projects.
The solution combines anchor handling and catenary data acquisition, ROV inspection, and reporting in a single tool that covers both operation planning and execution, designed to simplify the work process and reduces the risk of calculation errors that comes with using multiple software tools.
The advanced catenary algorithm behind the catenary feature of NaviSuite Beka offers high-performance, virtually instant anchor chain catenary simulation. The algorithm computes the physical behaviour of the defined anchor chains taking into account material weight, drag, buoyancy, elasticity, etc. Also, as it is a 3D algorithm, it takes into account water currents, among others.
(As published in the MAY 2015 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - http://www.marinetechnologynews.com/Magazine)