Initially, we hoped that a full stability test would not be required. So DMS adopted a two-stage assessment plan:
DMS completed the stability assessment, including:
The results ultimately revealed that a stability test was required.
Stability tests are a major disruption to the vessel, and the only thing worse than a stability test is getting it wrong and repeating the test. This is why DMS goes the extra distance. We focus on the small details, collect extra data, and perform additional checks to ensure you get accurate results the first time.
When on-site, DMS collects all the data we need for the stability test, and more. We identify anything required for follow-on analysis and collect that information as well. This means less disruptions to your ship, less trips, and less engineering costs.
A full stability test consist of three major phases:
Most stability tests require flexibility, adapting to changing circumstances. When we arrived on site, DMS discovered that the ship center of gravity did not match the estimated position, which completely changed the test plan. Within one day, DMS adjusted the test plan, calculating new positions for the test weights, removing excess deadweight, and working around the weather. In the end, we obtained 100% reliable test results.
A stability test is one of the most subtle and complicated tasks in naval architecture. At DMS, you get preliminary results on the day of the test.
Light ship surveys check on your weight growth. DMS utilizes computer systems to log our light ship survey and provide fast results. You get preliminary results that same day.
After every major vessel modification, you need to update the vessel’s stability. Intact stability, damage stability, IMO requirements. We do it all. DMS provides a FREE loading condition spreadsheet with each major project.