Project expertise

JSC Alekseev's Design Bureau evaluates projects of hydrofoils, hovercrafts, WIGs and gliding boats:

  • Technical-and-economic evaluation
  • Metrological evaluation
  • Survivability evaluation
  • Electromagnetic compatibility evaluation
  • Ergonomic evaluation
  • Medical evaluation

Technoeconomic inspection

Technoeconomic inspection includes:

a)  vessels’ exploitation analysis at the present time in Russia;

b)  regulatory database for business case calculating;

c)  construction cost evaluation

d)  work-model engineering;

e)  operating data derivation;

f)  work economic results evaluation.

The main objectives and issues of project feasibility study:

1.  The computational and analytic documentation preparation, which consists of initial data and vessel’s essential technical-and-economic, exploitation and constructional characteristics, estimated figures that allows considering the practicability and efficiency of building projects.

2.  Cost-benefit analysis of project building by costs and results ratio test, utilization efficiency and payback period fixing.

3.  Information and normative framework preparation.

At the first stage of project feasibility study the vessels projects exploitation is provided in certain regions.

 At the second stage are provided. They include crew costs, periodic technical services during exploitation period, expenses for fuels and lubricants during life cycle. 

At the third stage the calculations of exploitation costs are provided for the certain routes.

Metrological testing

The main objective of metrological testing is identification of the possibility to get reliable measurement in engineering and construction purposes in conditions of operation mounting with the requirements compliance of national law, regulatory legal act, aimed to get objective findings, representative measure results and provide traceability.

 JSC Alekseev's Design Bureau has been accredited for engineering design analyzing and valuating in choosing measuring and parameters method. Such characteristics should be measured, compared the confines of overall accuracy with functional level of accuracy by ensuring automatization accepted levels, methods and techniques valuating for future examination.

Metrological testing is a part of metrological support work complex, which is included in normative, constructional, technological and project documentation technical expertise in term of engineering design analysis and valuating for metrological support (engineering design in instrument parameter choosing, precision of measurement requirements determination,  measurement methods and instrument choosing, metrological service).

 During metrological testing misguided and ill-founded solutions are shown up; proposed,  reasonable and effective solutions, which affect certain metrological support items, are being developed; testing results are being presented in term of expert finding.

Also, JSC Alekseev's Design Bureau lead documentary metrological testing for external companies.

Evaluation of survivability testing

Vessel survivability is a vessel capability to stand against wind, wave and fire force majeure and to keep and revitalize sea keeping performance wholly or partially in case of vessel’s damage. The most important vessel survivability characteristics are floodability and buckling. Vessel survivability is provided by vessel’s structural design efficiency and equipment, water-proof bulkheads, scuttles, access holes, doors, port-holes, alarm installation, automatic network protectors, fire-fighting and discharge systems location and energy resource duplication.

During project stage, it is lead model testing for checking vessel buckling characteristics in worst-case exploitation conditions.

Shipboard damage control efficiency mainly depends on crew action timeliness and trainings in emergency conditions.

While JSC Alekseev's Design Bureau design vessels’ projects, the priority aim of vessels’ casualty control is provided by:

  • Functional arrangements during vessel’s engineering, building, modernization and refitting;
  • Organizational-technical measures  during vessel’s exploitation;
  • Crew activity in shipboard damage control.

To realize such measures, it is lead vessel’s integrate safety assessment and the most reasonable structural solutions are being implemented in term of reliability and   survivability; the software is used to create a computer model operating technical complex, a deviation critically model  and external influence model.

 To provide informational support for shipboard damage control during vessel’s exploitation, every project, designed by  JSC Alekseev's Design Bureau has its own service documentation, which includes documents for shipboard damage control.

  • Fire-fighting cautions;
  • Flood control;
  • Weapon and equipment damage control;
  • Crew and passenger defense.

Shipboard electromagnetic compability testing

Hull equipment reliabilitydepends on proper operating of electronic-technical recourses, which are modern automatic equipment control and secure systems basis. At the same time, such systems are susceptible to electromagnetic interference influence, which are provided by lightning and electro-static discharge, terminations and grouping in power feed chains, energy-intensive equipment operation, defective quality of hardware electricity supply system. To provide safety equipment functioning in cooperation with  electromagnetic interference it is necessary to execute the work for vessel’s equipment electromagnetic compabilityassurance.

For project engineering JSC Alekseev's Design Bureau use modern software and hardware tools, which were specifically developed for electromagnetic compability analyzing and full realization of research and development work. Such works allows to find out the softest spots and providing safety vessel’s electronic equipment functioning in conditions of electromagnetic interference.

The results of the testing are represented in technical report, in which initial data, calculation data and conclusion of fulfilling electromagnetic compability requirements are included. In case of unsatisfactory results of electromagnetic compability evaluation, the recommendations for providing vessel’s electronic equipment electromagnetic compability.

Ergonomic evaluation

JSC Alekseev's Design Bureau considers ergonomic requirements, during vessels project engineering.  Ergonomic evaluation is one of the tools of ergonomic engineering. It is science-engineering and organizational-methodical measures complex, which evaluate fulfilling ergonomic requirements in engineering, technical and exploitation documentation, experimental and serial prototype of   "man-machine " system. These requirements are mentioned in technical enquiry, standard-technical guidance documents.

Ergonomic evaluation should put in respective person’s level of ability consideration, interested in achievement of higher level potential possibilities realization of vessel’s exploitation.

During ergonomic evaluation corrective actions are being developed, suggestions for further engineering steps are presented.

Ergonomic evaluation initial data consists of technical engineering enquiry (sections, linked with ergonomic requirements of new sample), engineering documentation, man-machine system samples, working papers.

The main element of the engineering proposal stage is allocation of function in engineering system between operator and technical system part. Future vessel’s governing lineup and their qualifications is being settled, technical tools operation lineup is being created, and operational environment factors are being evaluated.

During basic, engineering and working designs the system’s functions are shared between operators, the requirements of certain informational model content and operating scheme are being worked up for every working place. Every working place elements, up to construction elements and certain system, are being evaluated.

Medical and sanitary evaluation

JSC Alekseev's Design Bureau develops vessel’s project according to Sanitary Regulations and Standards (SanPiN). Every project has its own measure complex, which provides livability, harmful factors of vessel environment defense for adherence to minimum requirement working conditions and dwelling on vessel. Modern materials are used to vessel’s interior decoration, which has expert finding of State Committee for Sanitary and Epidemiological Oversight.

JSC Alekseev's Design Bureau will be able to make necessary calculations and evaluate for the according to Sanitary Regulations and Standards execution for off-site project.