Towing Tank tests

Virtual customer attendance for Towing Tank tests

Almost all our customers have travel restrictions due to the Corona pandemic and are not able to attend the model tests on site at SSPA as usual. Our experts investigated the possibilities of a remote participation for our clients to be involved in the model testing without being physically present. SSPA has implemented a live video streaming service enabling our customers to participate while we are performing the Towing Tank tests from wherever they are in real time. This is not only of interest for the yards and shipowners but also for the classification societies attending model tests for the EEDI (Energy Efficiency Design Index) verification of the vessel. 

- “We have tested the live streaming of Towing Tank tests in a few projects. I think that it can be a good alternative even in the future, saving time and travel costs for our customers, says Magnus Wikander, Business Development Manager, Senior Naval Architect, Maritime Sales at SSPA.

The client receives an invitation to a Microsoft® Teams meeting that they can attend the day of the tests. During the meeting, they are able to see a side view of the ship model in the water, just as if they were present on the carriage. We can provide information about the current test run, for example loading condition, test speed and waiting time. At the same time, the client can give feedback, ask questions or request different camera angles during the meeting as well.

For more detailed discussions about the respective project or test results, our experts can be available for video conferences, e.g. via Microsoft® Teams or Skype for Business.

If you want to know more about virtual attendance please contact Magnus Wikander.

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SSPA has implemented a live video streaming service enabling our customers to participate while we are performing tests in the Towing Tank.