The hull construction of a bulk ship with large cargo holds and fast cargo handling with conveyors is exposed to heavy forces during cargo handling. Even weight distribution is preferable to avoid damage to the hull. The SAJ-DMS system is a very useful system to fit as it handle all the remote measuring of hull bending/torsion and displacement changes over time.
The shape of the hull makes this type of ship very sensitive to squat where the trimming effect can cause lack of maneuverability and risk of grounding.
With accurate measuring of the dynamic trim, heel and deflection in real time during passages in shallow water makes the operator more aware of the ship’s behavior. With the ship equipped with dynamic sensors the ship’s bending can be presented accurately at sea and in port 24 hours a day.