Series Overview

This three-part webinar series will present a non-invasive, easily-adopted, and cost-effective procedure to help ship operators (or their consultants) assess hull and propeller performance, and find efficiency in their fleet. Using the new and innovative Premium Edition of the industry-standard NavCad® ship hydrodynamic analysis software, participants will learn the quick and simple steps to create a baseline model, calculate Key Performance Indicators of fuel and energy consumption, and evaluate the potential performance benefits of retrofit or maintenance activities.

Join us to learn about this straightforward approach to review ship performance and analyze conservation options. Employing NavCad is the first step to cost savings through efficiency.

Finding ship efficiency with HydroComp NavCad hydrodynamic analysis software

  • Part 1: Creating a baseline model

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    HydroComp NavCad has many technical features to help ship operators (or their consultants) assess hull and propeller performance, and find efficiency in their fleet. The first step to saving fuel and reducing maintenance costs is to establish a sound and valid baseline. Part 1 of this three-part webinar series will introduce quick and simple steps to create, calibrate, and validate a baseline performance model with NavCad Premium for a ship in service.

    We demonstrate:

    • Sources of required hull, engine, and propeller data
    • Preparing initial resistance-propulsion prediction for the ship’s existing condition, including the consideration of sea state and fouling
    • Using scripting to quickly calibrate to trial data and develop a calm-water smooth performance baseline


  • Part 2: Energy metrics for ship operation

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    In Part 1 of this webinar series, we created a performance baseline. Then next step to saving fuel and reducing maintenance costs is to expand the baseline project with the ship’s duty profile, and to characterize energy and fuel use with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Part 2 of this three-part webinar series introduces quick and simple steps within NavCad Premium to define a duty profile based on operating modes and to calculate a variety of KPIs for a ship in service.

    We demonstrate:

    • Definition of individual “modes” of ship operation
    • Assembly of modes into a complete operating profile
    • How KPIs describe, normalize, and contrast energy and fuel usage
    • Ways to communicate a ship’s operational fuel and power demands to stakeholders


  • Part 3: Evaluating options

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    This final Part 3 of the webinar series demonstrates quick and simple examples of retrofit or maintenance activities that can offer real cost savings. Opportunities to find efficiency with NavCad Premium are very attainable – you just need the tools to credibly determine the impact of these activities against your established baseline.

    We demonstrate:

    • Engine and driveline alternatives
    • Addition of a bulbous bow
    • Hull cleaning and coating

    Save money utilizing this easily-adopted process and avoid unnecessary and costly tests. With NavCad in your toolbox, find your way to ship efficiency.

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