PrimeShip-IPCA is a program developed by ClassNK for determining trim, stability, longitudinal strength, freeboard, grain heeling moment, and other similar factors pertaining to ship performance capabiloity. On this page you will find a summary of the software, the software's hardware requirements, and information on how to apply for the software.

Main Concepts

Design work can be done efficiently by inputting data while checking the resulting shapes on the screen. Measures are taken to facilitate the inputting and outputting of data.

Key Features

  • Perform Statutory Calculations
    • - Ship lines, hydrostatics, tank capacity, trim and stability, longitudinal strength
    • - Deterministic damage stability
    • - Probabilistic damage stability(SOLAS II-1/B-1)
    • - Bottom damage stability(SOLAS II-1/B-2 Reg.9-8)
    • - Freeboard calculations
    • - Grain heeling moment calculations
  • Bulk Carrier Safety related functions (SOLAS’74 Chapter XII)
    • - Damage stability and longitudinal strength calculations in case of flooding of any cargo hold
    • - Determination of allowable loads for each cargo hold in keeping with changes in draft
    • - Determination of allowable loads for adjacent cargo holds in keeping with changes in draft
    • - Preparation of loading and unloading sequences
  • Create Delivery Documents
    • - Stability Information
    • - Loading Manual
    • - Damage stability Calculation Booklet
    • - Grain Loading Booklet
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Latest version

Software Latest version Released date Latest patch
Design-IPCA Ver.5.10 29 October 2010 ---------
Onboard-IPCA Ver.5.10 29 October 2010 ---------

Hardware Requirements

Item Design-IPCA Onboard-IPCA
OS Windows 2000/XP (32 bit) Windows 2000/XP (32 bit)
CPU Pentium II、III 400MHz Pentium II?III 400MHz
Memory 128MB 128MB
HDD Free Space 2.1GB ----------------
Display 1024×768 pixels ----------------
Developed using ---------------- Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0

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Design-IPCA Application Word for download

Applications and Inquiries

Freeboard Section, Hull Department, NIPPON KAIJI KYOKAI
TEL: +81-3-5226-2018
FAX: +81-3-5226-2019