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Frequently Asked Questions for SMM Products

Steel Coils Loading Frequently Asked Questions
Is There Any Version of Steel Coils Loading Software for Non-CSR vessel?

There is a version that was created by our company in 1997 and was used for Non-CSR vessels.  However, it is to our recommendation to use the version for CSR Vessels for the reasons that are summarized below:

 

1.      The CSR Method (2010) given the fact that is adopted by ALL IACS MEMBERS provides our software wide acceptance.  These requirements (plate thickness & Longitudinal Stiffeners Section Modulus) may be equally applied to Non-CSR Vessels from local strength point of view.

2.      To counter act the possible conservative nature of steel coil Rules in general, within Steel Coils Loading software, three (3) characteristics have been built-in.

1.      If the tank top is in excellent condition, then corrosion margin required by CSR is reduced to a minimum in agreement with the Client.

2.      Apart from the software itself, a Steel Coils Loading Booklet can, optionally, be provided where BOTH with and without corrosion/wastage margin Maximum Allowable No. of Tiers appear.

3.      Finally, the Actual Steel Coils Loading Module of the program provides the freedom to the Ship Operator to evaluate previous Steel Coils Loading Conditions and to decide what is the Maximum Allowable percentage for each Cargo Hold, of a particular vessel.

Can Steel Coils Loading Software Consider About Loading With Key Coil And Judge Based On The Position Of The Key Coil?

Key Coil Factor is taken into consideration in the CSR version of Steel Soils Loading Software, as per CSR (2010).

Can Steel Coils Loading Software Consider About Loading With Key Coil And Judge Based On The Position Of The Key Coil?

Key Coil Factor is taken into consideration in the CSR version of Steel Soils Loading Software, as per CSR (2010).

Does The Steel Coils Loading Software Have Class Approval?

In Steel Coils Loading software, all the algorithms are followed based on the CSR-2010 (Common Structural Rules), which consist of the most common method for such calculation adopted by all IACS Members, hence when required Class Approval of certain loading conditions, no delays or complications are noticed during the Approval.

Classification Societies customarily can review and approve any practical coil size, so it is preferable to approve on a case by case basis.

Is the Official Use Of Steel Coils Loading Software Kind Of Evidence For Regulation Compliant Loading Of Steel Coils?

As per our experience with IACS members, our software, generally, is in line with Class requirements.

 

Practically, whenever there is need for a particular coil size the final OK by Class, the software printout may be submitted for the particular case.

 

It is certain that following the program results, any deformation or local strength damage will not be noticed.

Does The CSR Version Of Steel Coils Loading Software Calculate With Corrosion Margin?

The corrosion margin is mandatory in CSR version. However in the manual, both results (Number of Tiers) with and without such margin are shown.

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