Free online KEEL-CHECKER launches today


ICOMIA and Southampton Solent University today launches the free online KEEL-CHECKER.

KEEL-CHECKER is a tool for assessing whether keel designs are within the parameters of the new standard ISO 12215 Part 9, which recently has gone into Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) voting. Although the new standard has still a few months to go until publication, many organisations already require compliant keel designs.

“KEEL-CHECKER is freely available so that engineers can see what part 9 involves now. I`m delighted that ICOMIA has decided to mount this on their website”, said Robin Loscombe, a member of the ISO working group and a senior lecturer at Southampton Solent University, who developed the valuable testing tool.

The software can now be downloaded free of charge from the ICOMIA website. To access the KEEL-CHECKER, contact the ICOMIA Secretariat on