ISO Publishes New Hull and Propeller Performance Standard

Friday November 18, 2016

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Wednesday published ISO 19030, which sets standards and methods for measuring hull and propeller performance, and defines performance indicators for hull and propeller maintenance, repair, and retrofit activities.

"This is a day of celebration for all stakeholders in, and connected to, the global shipping industry," said Geir Axel Oftedahl, Business Development Director for Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) at Jotun Group (Jotun), upon publication of the new standard.

As Ship & Bunker has previously reported, Jotun says the shipping industry could stand to save as much as $30 billion in annual energy costs, reducing its green house gas (GHG) emission's by 10 percent in the process.

"This is a huge leap forward for shipping and the environment, and it would not have been possible without an extraordinary spirit of collaboration and consensus," said Oftedahl.

The standard offers a two-tier methodological approach, the first of which is ISO 19030-2, noted by Jotun to be a default measurement method that provides the "most exacting" requirements and greatest measurement accuracy.

The second tier is ISO 19030-3, which Jotun notes enables "alternative methods" in order to enhance the standard's applicability.

Last month, Jotun announced that, along with DNV GL, the company will be hosting a series of seminars intended to bring together shipping companies to discuss a range of subjects relating to the ISO 19030 standard.