Laboratory analysis for yachts and ships

motor yacht management

Analysis of oils, fuels and coolants for yachts, superyachts and ships

PressMare magazine talks about SailADV

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We offer customers support in finding the analysis best suited to their needs. To analyse oils and fuels, customers can either receive the UCVD kit from SailADV with instructions on how to carry out the analysis themselves, or they can request the assistance of technical staff at their premises.
After sampling, which may involve engine oil, hydraulic oils, cooling liquids and fuels, the sample is sent to Mecoil, SailADV’s exclusive partner and analysis specialist. Mecoil will perform the chemical-physical analysis and provide the results within 48 hours of sample delivery.

The data collected is analysed by our staff, contextualised and interpreted. Afterwards, the customer receives a detailed technical report with comments and corrective actions to be taken in case of detected problems.
Thanks to more than 2,000 analyses already carried out, SailADV has a wealth of case histories that allow for very detailed comparisons. These data, which are easy to read and interpret, confirm the validity of the scientific diagnosis of our work.

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Freeboard Meter by SailADV

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FREE BOARD METER yacht sailadv (1)


It is an instrument that is able to measure the height of the hull part perpendicularly and above the waterline by performing an accurate freeboard acquisition.
It is related to displacement and to the weight of the vessel. Therefore, the measurement of the freeboard is essential to calculate the weight of the boat and to understand if the boat itself is properly loaded.
Our Free Board is able to overcome most of the drawbacks given by the measurement methodology currently in place which is manual.
The data coming from the sensors placed on the instrument are sent to the control unit which processes them, allowing the cancellation of the wave motion with filtering operations, thus obtaining a precise and repeatable measurement.

Contact SailADV today for more information.

Yacht vibration analysis

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vibration analysis yacht

A vibration analysis is a pivotal process very important for vessels and yachts, intended to measure vibration levels and frequencies of machinery. All the collected data give us info to discover how healthy are the systems and their single components.
It all starts with using an accelerometer to measure vibrations.

Each time a machine is working it makes vibrations that the accelerometer or other sensors can detect which are sent directly into a data collector (software) which records the signal as either amplitude vs. time (known as time waveform), amplitude vs. frequency (known as fast Fourier transform), or both.

Vibration analysis can detect problems in a vessel such as:

  • Imbalance
  • Bearing failures
  • Mechanical looseness
  • Misalignment
  • Resonance and natural frequencies
  • Electrical motor faults
  • Bent shafts
  • Gearbox failures
  • Empty space or bubbles (cavitation) in pumps/propellers
  • Critical speeds

SailADV, thanks to its own high frequency multichannel spectrum analyzer H-SPECTRUM (complying with the international Standards ISO 2631 – ISO Standard 10816), is able to acquire at the same time all the operating parameters of the yacht system, optimizing yacht machinery performance and sharing them immediately with the Client.

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