SARC BV (Naval Architectural
Software and Engineering Centre) was founded in 1980. Herbert
Koelman, founder and managing director of SARC, was among the first
to recognise the potential of computer applications in the field of
naval architectural calculations. Starting with simple programs for
tables of hydrostatic data, tank sounding tables and hydrostatic
stability calculations, SARC continued to develop new software,
investigating and implementing new techniques. Today SARC's in
house developed PIAS software (Program for the Integral Approach of
Ship design) is used by over 150 users, among which design offices,
classification societies, the Dutch navy, shipyards and ship owners
over the world. Over 1100 vessels are equipped and sailing
with LOCOPIAS, the loading computer software of SARC.
Today SARC employs an enthousiast team of trained and
experienced naval architects, involved in software engineering,
software and project support, project management and is
continuously investing in research and development.
SARC implemented Hazcheck
Toolkits into their LOCOPIAS software at the end of 2017.
LOCOPIAS is on-board loading computer software for the calculation
of intact stability, grain stability, longitudinal strength
(including torsion), floodability, damage stability and
damage-evaluations calculations. Hazcheck Toolkits has been
integrated into the LOCOPIAS software to allow SARC to offer
dangerous goods validation capability to its customers.
Mark Visser, naval architect at SARC,
commented, "We are delighted to be working with Exis Technologies
to deliver dangerous goods capability within our LOCOPIAS system.
Having Hazcheck embedded inside LOCOPIAS enables SARC to deliver up
to date IMDG Code data and segregation/stowage location validation
to our customers as part of the vessel planning /loading process.
Exis takes care of keeping the Hazcheck up to date with the latest
regulations leaving us to focus on the other features of
Toolkits are DG databases and a library of routines for
incorporation into cargo booking, handling and planning systems.
These provide dangerous goods validation functionality for
integration into an existing or planned system or product.
The toolkits are available in several formats, including a web