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Condition monitoring software roll out for Stolt

JF Mimic, part of James Fisher and Sons, has signed an agreement to supply its Mimic condition monitoring software to Stolt Tankers, for installation on its fleet of 75 vessels and on shore at its head office.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The system will provide instant condition status alerts along with detailed efficiency monitoring data for Stolt to use in improving the efficiency of its ships’ operations.

The software allows raw operating data from various sources, such as the main and generator engines, cargo pumps and other auxiliary machinery, to be collected onboard and sent automatically to the Mimic application at Stolt’s head office, pushing alerts to users. Further analysis can also be conducted across machinery and vessel types to inform maintenance decisions.

“The company vision is to facilitate easy access for all relevant stakeholders, both at sea and ashore. It will empower the organisation to take the lead with regards to proactive intervention of (increasing or decreasing) trends or exceeding threshold values,” said Andres Casanova, Stolt’s maintenance and reliability manager.

“This will further enhance our operational safety and improve the technical reliability of our key assets.”

The collected data is always available on the vessel’s Mimic system, as well as on the shore Mimic system. Data can be imported either manually or electronically as available.

The deployment of the system was implemented remotely, the software provider says, with all the databases created specifically for each vessel and implemented from shore.{/mprestriction}

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