Germanischer Lloyd Releases Thickness Measurement Software Pegasus 2.0

By MarEx 2013-06-14 11:05:00

The latest version of classification society
Germanischer Lloyd's (GL) thickness measurement software Pegasus, was
recently released. To verify the structural integrity of a vessel, hull
thickness measurements must be periodically take, with each measurement
point documented. The number of required measurement points can number up to
20,000 - all repeatedly measured over the life of the vessel, creating a
vast amount of essential data which must be effectively managed and

GL developed Pegasus to improve the preparation, recording, assessment,
storage and reporting of such measurements, this latest release of Pegasus
extends the current hull integrity management package to include combined
functionality with the condition monitoring package GL HullManager. 3D
models utilised in GL HullManager can be used directly for recording
thickness measurements with Pegasus, while thickness measurements recorded
with Pegasus can be easily integrated and used in GL HullManager. The
accumulation of an accurate long-term database of thickness measurement
results allows more precise scheduling and planning for repairs, as well as
predicting future corrosion.

Release 2.0 of Pegasus offers an integrated software solution supporting
thickness measurements independent of whether or not a 3D structural model
is available. Even partially incomplete 3D structural models are supported
by using tabular input for the missing parts. Independent of which method is
used for recording assessments like hot spot lists and statistics, as well
as reports in IACS format are presented in a unified manner.

New features in version 2.0 include: integration of 3D model based and table
based recording of measurements and assessment functionality, a revised
navigation panel which gives a better overview of the measurement content
and program functionality and support for table based measurement recording
and assessment for bulkers and tankers built according to IACS Common
Structural Rules.

First released in 2008, GL Pegasus was introduced for recording thickness
measurements to 3D structural models. Two years later, GL Pegasus Lite
became a mandatory tool for all GL certified thickness measurement
companies. It was able to handle thickness measurements without requiring a
3D structural model of the vessel. Currently more than 300 GL certified
thickness measurement companies use GL Pegasus Lite. GL Pegasus and GL
Pegasus Lite will now be replaced by the integrated version Pegasus 2.0.

Pegasus 2.0, like GL Pegasus Lite, is available free of charge. Program
licenses required for using a structural 3D model are available on request.

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.