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BROOKES BELL GROWS ITS MARITIME SOFTWARE BUSINESS

Thursday, November 29, 2018 

Brookes Bell, an international, multi-disciplinary marine, scientific and technical consultancy, and a subsidiary of Thomas Miller, has enhanced and rebranded its system analysis modeller software, now known as Systema.

Systema provides support for the analysis of complex ship systems to verify compliance and create the appropriate documentation for Class approval. Previously branded BBSAM, it is basically a SOLAS Safe Return to Port (SRtP) solution, developed and built in-house. It meets the needs of both shipyards and operators, to reduce the complexity of the task and improve the accuracy and timeliness of the results. Systema is at the core of Brookes Bell’s software offering.

SRtP regulations affect new vessels built to accommodate over 120 passengers and have three or more Main Vertical Zones, greatly affecting and changing the system design for the Cruise and Ferry market. The primary aim of the regulations is to ensure vessels are built with a level of system redundancy. Achieving this requires a step-change in the process of designing systems. Brookes Bell considers that Failure Mode and Effect Analysis, a desktop paper-based study used for this kind of assessment, is simply not up to the task of analysing the systems with the level of detail required for the regulations.

Complementing the Systema software, Brookes Bell has created an on-board solution to support operators with the ongoing requirements from this regulation. SRtP Onboard is a software solution that enables crew to effectively manage the complexity of responding to an SRtP casualty by providing precise system restoration actions for drill training and in response to an actual emergency.

Vittorio Vagliani, Head of Software, Brookes Bell, said: “Brookes Bell’s software products have an established track record of supporting operators and shipyards in managing the requirements of this critical regulation. Systema is the only product on the market today able to verify and validate system designs against the SRtP regulations accurately.”

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