The Danish Maritime Fund has backed an Internet of Things (IoT) technology development pilot project led by Aalborg-based company GateHouse, which aims to use data collected from a variety of shipboard sensors to optimise vessel performance and provide information to authorities as required.
Sea trials have begun on two pilot vessels which will provide data for the MOVE (Monitoring for Operational Vessel Efficiency) project, an Innovate UK initiative under the ‘Managing Energy on Marine Vessels’ competition.
ClassNK and Hitachi Zosen Corporation report that they have completed a joint study of the new CMAXS LC-A condition-based monitoring and automatic diagnostic system for Hitachi MAN B&W engines.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has acquired RTAMO Ltd, a software consultancy based in Aberdeen in the UK, which provides data-driven maintenance optimisation systems designed to reduce costs for asset owners.
BAE Systems reports that it is leading a consortium of technology suppliers to develop software to monitor shipboard equipment, fuel and energy performance, providing real time information to assist in the management of both military and commercial fleets.
ABB Turbocharging has developed a new digital application to identify the potential operational risks of replacing turbocharger parts with non-original components, using data from turbocharger failure scenario simulations to calculate the impact of parts from manufacturers that do not fit ABB turbocharger specifications.
Hamburg Süd subsidiary Columbus Shipmanagement (CSM) and Interschalt maritime systems have concluded a contract that will see a total of 46 container ships equipped with the Bluetracker fleet performance management software package.
ABB has launched an updated maritime software analytics platform bringing together ABB’s EMMA and OCTOPUS applications into one software package, under the OCTOPUS banner.
Wärtsilä has introduced its new Sea-Master system, used to monitor the condition of tail shaft equipment by employing digital technology to monitor shaft bearings and seals.
Engine manufacturer MaK and Caterpillar’s Marine Asset Intelligence organisation have partnered with DNV GL to normalise the predictive analytics of Cat Asset Intelligence systems in accordance with DNV GL’s Survey Arrangement Machinery Condition Monitoring (CM) requirements, to move away from time based maintenance to condition based maintenance.
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