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April 2022

Hydro-Acoustic Measurements in HYKAT

In the #HSVA archive we found this nice picture showing a ship model in the HYKAT (Hydrodynamic and cavitation tunnel) with the (illuminated) acoustic chamber below the measuring section. The HYKAT of HSVA has especially been designed with focus on its hydro-acoustic abilities. Due to its very low self-noise level – around 20dB lower than standard cavitation tunnels – it offers best conditions to measure propeller radiated noise. The results give foresight of the real ship’s and offshore structure’s underwater noise level.
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April 2022

HSVA has been contracted by The Norwegian Ship Design Company

HSVA has been contracted by The Norwegian Ship Design Company (TNSDC) to optimize their all zero-emission self-discharging hydrogen-fuelled bulk carrier “With Orca” of Norwegian ship owner Egil Ulvan Rederi AS. The project was recently awarded with the Approval in Principal (AiP) by Lloyd’s Register following a highly detailed hazard identifcation (HAZID). HSVA will support TNSDC with the hydrodynamic design of the vessel.

“This project is a milestone in using hydrogen at sea and combining the power of wind to drive the ship”, says HSVA project manager Peter Horn.
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March 2022

Global Recycling Day 2022

Just in time for the Global Recycling Day 2022, HSVA is launching a project to process 50 kg of polylactide waste from HSVA’s 3D printing center into new filament.
Besides being a renewable raw material, PLA is also useful for recycling economy.
Recycling economy saves time, energy and resources. It reduces the volume of waste and enables “zero-waste” production in the ideal case.
The aim of this project is to test the extent to which recycled PLA filament is suitable for production in HSVA.
On our YouTube channel you will soon learn how recyclable waste becomes a final product!
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March 2022

We are very happy to present you our new YouTube channel!

We are very happy to present you our new YouTube channel!
Dive into the world of ship model tests at HSVA and learn regularly about our work, projects and of course our testing facilities.

To access our channel, simply follow this link: https://lnkd.in/e8hA38Xm

We are looking forward to seeing you there!
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