Excel Spreadsheet for Bollard Pull Calculations (Barge)
A spreadsheet to calculate the required bollard pull to Tow a Barge.
Very useful in Marine Operations
Gives 4 different methods to calculate the required Bollard Pull: DNV, OPL, BV and Empirical method.
- The First Method is based on DNV rules for Marine Operations. This is contained in the sheet named “Bollard Pull – DNV”
- The Second Method is using industry standard OPL Guidelines for Barge Transportation Vol 5. This is contained in the sheet named “Bollard Pull – OPL Guideline”
- The Third Method is based on Bureau Veritas rules and formulas for Bollard Pull Calculations. This is contained in the sheet named “Bollard Pull – BV”
- The Fourth method is using a simple Empirical formula. This is contained in the sheet named “Empirical Formula”. It provides Bollard Pull for different weather conditions: Calm, Rough and Extreme