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