Being aware of the powerful advantage of completely integrated design, manufacturing and production applications, shipbuilders and ship designers require high quality IT solutions to stay competitive. Ranging from conceptual through classification and production phases and supporting all design disciplines, FORAN provides the solution expected.
SENER with a clearly defined strategy focused on innovation and customer requirements is always looking ahead, and is continuously developing and improving all FORAN disciplines using state-of-the-art technologies
FORAN solutions are being used in the shipbuilding industry for: •Hull Forms, Naval Architecture & General Arrangement Hull forms generation (including asymmetric and multi-hull vessels), hydrostatic, freeboard, floodable and permissible lengths, sectional areas, trim diagram, space definition, intact and damage stability (including deterministic and probabilistic calculations), user-configurable stability criteria, launching, floating and powering calculations, 2D/3D general arrangement and accommodation spaces.
•Hull Structure FORAN permits a fast definition of a complete and accurate 3D model of the hull structure, including shell and deck plating, structural profile parts and internal structure from basic to detail design. The product model database allows FORAN to provide the production department with all the necessary information for hull fabrication, pre-assembling, mounting, material management, planning and quality control.
•Outfitting FORAN provides a single application with specific working modes for a complete and accurate definition of 2D diagrams and the outfitting 3D product model, including equipment, piping, HVAC and structural outfitting. It also provides the capability to make calculations and to obtain reports and drawings for coordination, fabrication and mounting.
•Electrical Design FORAN covers the electrical aspects of ship design and production, enabling the user to create diagrams, libraries of standards and components and catalogues of cables, model and arrange electrical equipment and trays, route cables, define cable terminations, I/O signals, make calculations and generate reports.
•Build Strategy FORAN features a build strategy module for representing the ship breakdown, creating user-defined structured work packages tied to intermediate products for assembly and organising custom-made and highly accurate production and fabrication information.
•Drafting In all design disciplines FORAN includes tools for the seamless generation of 2D drawings associated to the 3D product model. •Product Lifecycle Management The FORAN integration with PLM Systems is possible thanks to a neutral solution built with standards based on XML, web services and CORBA.
•Virtual Reality & Design Review FORAN design review tools give users the possibility to walk through and fly around the 3D model in real time and to query the properties of the different ship components in an immersive experience. •Design Change & Access Control A powerful configuration tool is used to organize the access rights of different levels of users to each area of the 3D model. It includes functions for the traceability of changes and the control of design maturity.
The Chilean Shipyard ASMAR reactivates the FORAN licenses deactivated after the earthquake
The Chilean Shipyard Astilleros y Maestranzas de la Armada (ASMAR) and SENER have sign an agreement for the reactivation of the licenses of FORAN that were deactivated after the earthquake and tsunami of February 2010, with devastating consequences in the Shipyard in Talcahuano.