Next October 26th and until Friday 28th, Palma de Mallorca will host the 61st Congress of Naval Engineering and Maritime Industry organized by the Association of Naval and Ocean Engineers of Spain (AINE). The theme of this year’s conference is “The sea, a green impulse towards decarbonization” and there will be three days of technical papers, round tables, and conferences. Within Block 5 of Technical Papers on green technologies, TSI S.L. has two intervention spaces:
- “Modular construction design of a catamaran in composite materials based on Fibre4yards technologies”. The authors of this package that is part of the European project FIBRE4YARDS are part of the R&D department of TSI: Pablo Sánchez del Corral, Ricardo López, Cristóbal García, Luis Piqueras, Aquilino Álvarez; and Mr. Publio Beltrán, general manager of the company.
The aim of this project is the development and application of the 4.0 shipyard through new technologies. It seeks to incorporate advanced and automated methods in the production, maintenance, and dismantling of composite materials from other industries. For testing and verification, different vessels are being developed within the FIBRE4YARDS project, including the catamaran presented in the lecture. The project presents innovative technologies and methodologies that seek to lay the foundations for the modular construction and mass production of this type of light vessel. All this will ultimately allow more efficient use of materials and structural elements while preserving structural strength. This research has been carried out within the framework of the FIBRE4YARDS project, in which relevant companies from the naval and composite materials sector are participating. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 101006860.
- “Non-intrusive cavitation detection system, a tool to mitigate noise in the oceans and protect marine fauna“. Work carried out by Mr. Publio Beltrán, Luis Antonio Piqueras and Richard García.
The Ni-CDS system, the Non-intrusive Cavitation Detection System, developed and patented by TSI, and the advantages it provides both for the ship and for the marine fauna and the environment will be presented. This system is responsible for continuously monitoring the cavitation of the ship’s propellers since this phenomenon occurs irremediably from a certain speed of rotation of the propeller. The three main consequences of this phenomenon are a reduction of propeller life, a significant increase in vibrations and noise on board, and noise pollution with negative effects on marine fauna. Regarding this last consequence, IMO is currently working on the update of MEPC.1/Circ.833: “GUIDELINES FOR THE REDUCTION OF UNDERWATER NOISE FROM COMMERCIAL SHIPPING TO ADDRESS ADVERSE IMPACTS ON MARINE LIFE”. For this purpose, a working group of more than 120 experts from 40 entities (countries and organizations) from all over the world has been formed, being TSI as one of its most involved members. TSI has more than 5 years of research, which began with the AQUO Project “Achieving Quiet Oceans”, funded by the 7th Framework Program of the European Union, and continues with the SATURN project, belonging to the H2020 program, which is a multidisciplinary consortium of 20 participants from 9 European countries. TSI has been working on the development of the first non-intrusive system capable of automatically detecting the cavitation phenomenon from its onset, and training to be able to quantify its intensity. This information is of high value for its control. The device acts in real-time and has a visible indicator that warns when the phenomenon begins to occur, in order to act and reduce the negative effects of cavitation and to control the acoustic signature of the ship. Both presentations will show real and applied cases of the technologies used respectively. At TSI we are innovation, talent, sustainability, and dedication. We focus on being at the forefront of our work, training continuously, and being able to offer the best solutions to our customers.
We are waiting for you at the 61st Congress of Naval Engineering and Maritime Industry!
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