Press Release

ClassNK grants Innovation Endorsements for Products & Solutions to two elemental technologies of “CMP-MAP”

Tokyo - ClassNK has granted its Innovation Endorsements for Products & Solutions*1 to two elemental technologies of “CMP-MAP”*2, “Performance estimation method of ships based on hull roughness and fouling condition” and “Performance and operational analysis solutions”, provided by Chugoku Marine Paints, Ltd. (CMP).

"Performance estimation method of ships based on hull roughness and fouling condition" is a technology that estimates the impact of each antifouling paint on ship performance and CII rating based on measured hull roughness and other data. "Performance and operational analysis solutions" visualizes the antifouling paint performance based on operational data, etc., and suggests antifouling paint suited to the operational profile of each vessel.

ClassNK has verified the functions of “Performance estimation method of ships based on hull roughness and fouling condition”, 1. continuous acquisition of numerous roughness parameters and 3D images over a wide area of the hull on shipbuilding sites using the portable "CMP 3D Hull Roughness Analyzer HRA-3000", 2. estimation of changes in hull resistance by calculating the friction increase rate (FIR) from the surface roughness profile using the "FIR theory version 3.0", 3. estimation of ship performance and CII rating based on the FIR values of each antifouling paint taking into account biofouling and aging using the "PIR*3 Simulator".

For “Performance and operational analysis solutions”, ClassNK has reviewed 1. performance evaluation methods for visualization of antifouling paint performance, based on on-board monitoring data, 2. operational profile analysis methods for visualization of fouling risk and finding out suitable antifouling paint setting, based on on-board monitoring data or AIS data, 3. providing services as a Solution Provider (SP) defined by IoS-OP*4. After conducting verifications on each, ClassNK has issued certificates.

ClassNK will continue to further promote its Innovation Endorsement for Ships, Products & Solutions, and Providers, and strive to support innovative technologies and initiatives.

*1 In order to promote the spread and development of innovative technologies, ClassNK has offered Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions. ClassNK supports the deployment of products and services through third-party certification for equipment and software technology with innovative functions. The detailed information is available on the following page of ClassNK website:
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*2 the hull data analysis service aimed at improving the fuel consumption during the life cycle of a ship by combining a PDCA cycle, including performance prediction and evaluation, with antifoulings

*3 Power Increase Ratio

*4 IoS-OP is a universal platform consisting of rules established in the maritime industry and a data center. It was developed in order to enable the sharing of vessel operational data between stakeholders, the sale of usage rights to shipyards and manufacturers, and many other services without data providers losing profit. It is operated by Ship Data Center Co., Ltd. (ShipDC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ClassNK. Details about IoS-OP are available on the following page.

Innovation Endorsements Handover Ceremony

Right: Mr. Kenshi Date, President, Chugoku Marine Paints, Ltd.
Left: Mr. Hiroaki Sakashita, President & CEO, ClassNK

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