2-Volume Research Report, 'Ship Performance Analysis System' Now Available

The Maritime Administration has announced the publication of a twovolume research report, "Ship Performance Analysis System (SPAN)." The report describes the development of a microcomputer software program for determining the best hull and propeller surface vessel. It operates on an IBM-PC/XT or compatible computer.

The study team was headed by John J. McMullen Associates, Inc.

Also participating were two U.S.- flag vessel operators, Titan Navigation, Inc. and Tanker Management, Inc., and two marine coatings manufacturers— Devoe Marine Coatings Co. and International Paint Co.

McMullen was responsible for managing the project and developing and documenting the SPAN system.

The ship operators and paint manufacturers assisted in the development of data.

The system analyses factors affecting ship performance and combines this with a financial analysis to evaluate alternative hull coating systems and propeller cleaning strategies.

Copies of the report may be obtained from the National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Va. 22161.

The order numbers and prices are as follows: Executive Summary, PB86-169554/AS, $9.95; User's Manual, PB86-169562/AS, $22.95.

SPAN computer programs are available on diskettes from J.J.

McMullen. For information on how to order, Circle 4 1 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 43,  May 1986

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