Offshore (Version 6) is the latest generation
of our onboard stability and simulation software. Whether
you have a semi-submersible, jack-up, drill ship, TLP,
Spar, or other offshore vessel, Autoload Offshore
will meet all your loading, stability monitoring and
strength requirements. Configured specifically for each
rig, platform, or vessel, Autoload's ability
to simulate any current or anticipated loading condition
will enable you to quickly verify stability, trim, drafts,
and structural strength status.
As always with ASC systems, complete 3D models of the
vessel (identical to the model used for creating the
approved stability booklet) are used for all calculations.
These models includes all buoyant parts, tanks, and
void spaces. The non-buoyant superstructure is used
for wind calculations.
Autoload Offshore's interface is brand new and
represents a complete departure from previous Autoload
screen layouts. Autoload Version 6.0 was developed
with Offshore customers very much in mind, and its design
benefits from both discussion with Offshore industry
representatives and the experience gained by thousands
of users with versions 1 through 5.
The philosophy behind the new interface retains the
priority ASC has always placed on current, immediate,
intuitive and meaningful information; but the new interface
also centres on these additional requirements:
- information most important to users must always
be found in the same place, and cannot be hidden;
- easier and faster load handling and generation
of related reports;
- improved simulation of both "what if"
and real critical situations;
- critical loading condition, stability, and margins
information must be available at all times.
Autoload's User interface provides a complete
picture of the current situation, by employing these
Upper screen area shows all important hydrostatic
values and margins
Middle screen area is used for graphical representation
and editing of loads and floating position
Lower area is for tabular weight editing
Easy and fast load handling for generating the daily
Simulation of any "what if", or real, critical
3D Vessel Model - used for all calculations
Key Interface Components
Rig loads are in two main groups:
Fixed Weights - the fixed weight dialogue allows
input of all weights not carried by tanks
Liquid (Tanks) Loads can be edited directly on
the plan/profile/body images or in the tank dialogue.
All tanks connected to sensors are updated at user-specified
intervals. In the event of sensor failure, the user
can designate the affected sensor(s) as offline.
Fixed Weight Dialogue
Auto ballast function
Select four tanks and set target draft, trim and heel.
Autoload searches for a solution.
Auto Ballast Window
Anchor Chain Sensor Connection
Autoload can receive chain tension input from
sensor interface connections.
Draft Sensor System Interface
Adjust current loading condition to measured drafts
by using the draft dialogue.
max VCG Window indicates:
All maxvcg curves; restricted area is shaded
Current condition (current is selected)
The ballast curve going through the condition