We are proud to finally introduce our latest iPhone app – CargoSurveyor: a comprehensive set of tools for marine cargo surveyors, bunker surveyors, expeditors and chief officers on crude/product/chemical tankers.
After two years of development and intensive testing we have now released CargoSurveyor Tools!
CargoSurveyor contains everything you need to carry out a complete cargo survey on oil and chemical tankers, and is designed with the aim to do all required tasks without laptop and hard copy tables.
CargoSurveyor can be downloaded here.
This post serves as a brief introduction to the app, a detailed tutorial and a comprehensive manual will be published as soon as possible. A reasonably detailed presentation with lots of screenshots can be downloaded on slideshare.
The toolbox contains (amongst others) the following items:
1: Fully configurable ullage form:
The user can choose the number of tanks, from a minimum set of 5 wing tanks plus two slop tanks, to a maximum set of 7 crosses plus two slop tanks, as well as three bottom lines:
Regardless of the program’s main settings, ullages /temperatures/densities/volumes can be entered in either SI Metric or Imperial units. In the same report both Metric and Imperial units can be mixed, the app will automatically convert to the right units during processing.
When the time comes to save/print or email the report, the user can choose whether to use SI Metric or Imperial units, regardless of which units have been used during the creation of the report. An unlimited number of ullage reports can be saved, and existing reports can be cloned in order to create different reports for the same ship (i.e before and after discharging etc).
The report can be send as an email attachment from within the app, and can also be saved as a png file to the camera roll. If required, the png file can then be transferred to a desktop computer for printing.
2: Fully configurable time sheet editor:
The time sheet editor comes with a whole bunch of standard entries but has ample room for new entries as required by the user. Events can be entered into the editor in any order, the app will automatically sort all entries by date and time. An unlimited number of time sheets can be saved, one for each ship and/or event as desired. Like the ullage report, the time sheet can be send as an email attachment from within the app, and can be saved to the camera roll for transferring to a computer:
3: Configurable wedge calculator:
The app contains a wedge calculator with the following features:
– calculate wedge volume based on ship/tank dimensions
– calculate wedge volume based on tank calibration table volume
– calculate wedge volume using either Metric or Imperial units
Entries made are automatically saved and restored the next time the user opens the wedge calculator.
4: Instant tank totals view per grade, or for all grades together:
After creating an ullage sheet and filling in a grade name, temperature, volume and density (or API) for each tank, the user can view the tank totals, either per grade or the grand totals. The totals screen will give the totals of observed volume, gross standard volume, metric tons etc, as well as the physical average temperature of the cargo.
Again regardless of what units have been used in the ullage report, the totals can be viewed in either Metric or Imperial units by choosing the desired unit in general settings.
5: Detail view for each tank after entering data:
After entering data in the tank details editor, all data can be viewed for each tank in the first screen, using the buttons to select either a tank or a bottom line: