Hempel and you. Partners in fuel efficiency.

    Hempel has focused on hull performance since launching industry first fuel savings guarantees all the way back in 2008. This mindset has continued and we have spent years on developing and refining our solution SHAPE.

    SHAPE is Hempel's unique fuel efficiency solution. Built on our world class expertise in hull efficiency coatings, SHAPE brings transparent ISO 19030 based performance monitoring and analysis to every operator -  so you can make smart decisions and see the performance gains of paint investments.

    Working not as consultants but as true partners, we quarantee to deliver documented fuel savings and a programme of continuous improvement for your fleet efficiency.

    The standard in performance monitoring

    ISO 19030 outlines important principles for the measurement of changes in hull and propeller performance and defines a set of performance indicators for hull and propeller maintenance, repair and retrofit activities.

    At Hempel we are building on the principles defined by ISO 19030 to develop the industry's most sophisticated efficiency analysis solution.

    Hempel SHAPE

    The right solution for every operator

    Whatever the age, size and operating patterns of your vessel, Hempel's SHAPE offer combines all the elements of efficiency optimisation: high quality data gathering, expert analysis, decisive advise and world class hull coating.

    This is much more than performance monitoring. This is fuel efficiency intelligence.

    Tailored hull performance programme

    with a dedicated Hempel performance analyst.

    Monitoring and guaranteed fuel savings

    across all types of hull coatings, with savings, and ROI calculations vs market average.

    Expert data analysis

    from our team of chemists, physicists and Hydro dynamics.

    Transparent cost-effective performance monitoring

    guided by ISO 19030.

    Quarterly reports

    including 4 KPls, speed loss calculations, savings, and ROI calculations vs market average.

    World leading friction-reducing coatings

    based on 100 years of Hempel expertise.

    Which SHAPE offer fits your fleet?
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    Turning data into decisions
    SHAPE in action
    Shaped by the guidelines of ISO 19030, we have created a rigorous, transparent SHAPE process based on maximising the quality of your performance data and delivering the expert analysis that optimises the ROI of your decisions.
    Establish your individual speed power reference curves
    Collect in service data
    Cleanse and purify the data
    Perform your precise speed loss calculations
    Calculate your Four Key Performance Indicators
    Advise you on the decisions that will impact your fuel efficiency

    The Four Key Performance Indicators

    DRY DOCKING PERFORMANCE. Calculate changes in hull and propeller performance over drydocking  periods.

    IN SERVICE PERFORMANCE. Calculate the effectiveness of your hull and propeller solutions.

    MAINTENANCE TRIGGER. Calculate the change in hull and propeller performance in a given period between drydocking and in-service use.

    MAINTENANCE EFFECT. Calculate the change in hull and propeller performance before and after a maintenance event.

    Speed loss
    The key to efficiency

    Speed loss is a critical measure for understanding vessel performance and fuel efficiency, since power increase and speed loss are directly related. At a given power output, we can accurately measure the speed decrease of a fouled ship.

    Increased friction
    Increased power to maintain a given speed
    Increased fuel consumption and emissions

    The 3:1 relationship between

    power increase and speed loss

    We have shown that the magnitude of power increase needed to compensate for a given

    speed loss will be around THREE TIMES GREATER than the speed loss for a given power. This is

    why speed loss is a key measure for vessel efficiency. See Hempel's white paper on the

    speed/power relationship for more information.

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    Hempel fuel saving technology

    With Hempaguard X7 we guarantee a maximum speed loss of 1.4% over 5 years

    Powerful Reasons to talk to Hempel

    "We're not interested in performance monitoring; it's difficult and costly"

    Technology has matured. Autologging systems can be acquired at lower cost. Optimized noon reports are a good starting point for improving data quality.

    "Performance monitoring is not transparent in filtering and analysing the data"

    ISO 19030 creates total transparency and removes uncertainties from intellectual property rights from monitoring companies.

    "It's old vessel. We won't gain anything from performance monitoring"

    Premium hull coatings can bring documented benefits to older vessels. Combined with hull blasting, gains can be 10-20%.

    "If we want to understand speed loss, we just do an open water speed trial"

    A speed loss simulation makes comparisons impossible. The data sample will be too small and will not take account of prevailing conditions (wind, waves, current).

    Discover how to Maximise fuel efficiency

    Contact one of our experts for more information
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