The logical step after calculation and simulation is assessing the system’s characteristics and determine whether each system component meets the requirements. The complete Towair™ system is thoroughly tested. Amongst others, quality assurance includes the testing of technical automation, spring rate at a given operating pressure, end-limiters for compression/tension and air tightness of the system’s bellows.
Inland vessels such as towboats are usually not subject to classification. However, it is quite common that mechanical end-limiters are assessed by independent certification authorities. Depending on your specific certification demands, certification is entrusted to independent classification authorities such as Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Bureau Veritas (BV) or Germanischer Lloyd (GL).
Our experience is that the findings during the testing and certification phase equal the outcome of the calculations & simulations in the previous phase. Leading technical testing facilities are impressed by the level of accuracy achieved with our simulation capabilities.
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