Research and Development


BKI work in research, developing rules and regulation for both of classification and industrial sector, in order to maintain the quality of our services. Providing the integrated system, and introduce our service-on-hand to our customers by developing several technical software to give excellent services in this digital era.

Description Activities Date
On Progress Working Group

Technical rules is one of the products of BKI's Research and Development Division that serves as technical reference for survey and plan approval. These rules are developed in regard to technological advancement and customer's needs. Development is done using references such as IACS resolution, international standards and BKI's research results.

Working group is formed to do the rules development, which can take the form of updating or new rules development. Over the course of 2021 until the beginning of 2022, the following rules are developed:

  1. 1. Rules For Classification and Surveys (Pt.1, Vol.I)
  2. 2. Rules for Hull (Pt.1, Vol.II)
  3. 3. Rules for Machinery Installations (Pt.1, Vol.III)
  4. 4. Rules for Electrical Installations (Pt.1, Vol.IV)
  5. 5. Rules for Welding (Pt.1, Vol.VI)
  6. 6. Rules for Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (Pt.1, Vol.IX)
  7. 7. Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carrier and Oil Tanker (Pt.1, Vol.XVII)
  8. 8. Rules for Classification And Surveys (Pt.5, Vol.I)
  9. 9. Rules for Mobile Offshore Units (Pt.5, Vol.VI)
  10. 10. Peraturan Kapal Domestik (Pt.8, Vol.I)
  11. 11. Guidelines for Maritime Cybersecurity (Pt.4, Vol.4)
  12. 12. Guidelines for Aquaculture (Pt.5, Vol.4)

Aside from the Rules mentioned above, there are currently ongoing development of the following Rules:

  1. 1. Rules for High Speed Craft (Pt.3, Vol.III)
  2. 2. Guidance for the Approval and Type Approval of Materials & Equipment for Marine Use (Pt.1, Vol.W)
  3. 3. Guidance for the Corrotion Protection (Pt.1, Vol.G)
  4. 4. Guidance for Code and Convention Interpretation (Pt.1, Vol.Y)
  5. 5. Guidelines for the Use of Gas as Fuel for Ships (Pt.1, Vol.1)
2022-02-18 03:19:35
On Progress Research

Periodically, Research and Development Division conducts studies to support the rules / regulations development and provide technical support for engineering problems found in field. Research may be carried out independently or collaboratively by cooperating with external parties such as national research body, universities and maritime industries. Research themes may be expanded in accordance with the latest developments of science and technology and also the needs of market. As part of the validation, each research will be presented in a national / international conference.

Currently, Research and Development Division is conducting several research activities including:

  1. 1. Corrosion analysis of barge / pontoon under BKI class
  2. 2. Development of intact and damage stability criteria for domestic vessels which covers:
    1. - Applicability of the 2nd generation intact stability criteria for vessels operating in Indonesian waterway
    2. - Review on operational safety of the ro-ro ferry
  3. 3. Research and development of classification / certification guideline for ships with non-metal materials
  4. 4. Utilization of abandoned offshore platform after operation
  5. 5. Development of cybersecurity regulations for Indonesian flagged vessels
2020-12-16 04:05:37
Joint Research With Other Institution