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SEA TRIALS AND MEASUREMENTS
STXM is very experienced in conducting full scale sea trials of ships. These trials have been invaluable in understanding the actual performance of ships in their real life operating conditions.
Many types of sea trials have been conducted including: speed trials, maneuvering trials, seakeeping trials, equipment trials and ice-breaking trials.
During sea trials, STXM often records DGPS data from the on-board navigation system. This data can later be plotted to analyze the vesselís maneuvering characteristics. Other vessel parameters can also be measured during sea trials including: vessel motions, vessel accelerations, engine/propeller rpm, shaft power, and rudder/Z-drive angle.
In addition to sea trials, STXM is experienced in conducting a wide variety of on-board measurements including: hull stresses, vibration levels, vibration modal analysis, shaft torques, noise levels, exhaust emissions and shaft alignment.