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FAILURE: ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS


The iRAMS reporting portal is able to compare the performance of the engines against the engine manufacturers published data. In the example below, this particular vessel is operating above the manufactures published performance statistics.


All engine manufacturers tend to be cautious when publishing their specific engines performance data however having the ability to compare with a few key strokes their claims against actual live data or against other vessels in the fleet is clearly of value.


The alerts are available shore side by way of a traffic light system and a logon message generated each time the PMS application is accessed providing the right information at the right time for root cause analysis.


An additional advanced feature to automate daily administration and reduce human error developed from client feedback is automating the daily vessel report within iRAMS. Data from the vessel is pre-populated onto an iRAMS form which automatically feeds engine hours, fuel used, staff on board, any incidents reported through to the PMS which in turn can provide HSE statistics for KPI reporting.


SUMMARY


In summary this new development in vessel management means forward thinking vessel operators and engineers have now all the tools for route cause analysis to develop their own maintenance strategies and gain even greater vessel efficiencies than ever before.


The new AST iRAMS and PMS solution has been developed specifically for the maritime market and can become an integral part of a vessels SEEMP strategy, reducing emissions and meeting compliance regulations.


Remote vessel management offers reduced down time for unplanned engine maintenance, automation of daily reports, reduced fuel consumption (including monitoring and influencing Skipper behaviour) and combines engine diagnostics and automated vessel efficiency reporting.


VIBRATION ANALYSIS AND ALERTING MODULE A new recent development within the combined PMS and iRAMS solution is a vibration analysis and alerting module. Vibration sensors on the vessel record data which is then transmitted remotely and automatically populate the shore side PMS application. The PMS application constantly monitors the vibration data and automatically alerts the vessel owner when the vibration data parameters are outside the preconfigured normal operating values giving an early indication of routine servicing is required on a specific component – engines, shaft etc.


Sam Woodcock, Head of Technical Services in AST states “Remote vessel monitoring and predictive maintenance applications are clearly driving down costs in the offshore industry.


“The pace of development with our new range of sensors and detailed reporting analysis means vessel operators today with small crews, have far more intelligent tools to manage their vessels more efficiently and all remotely.”


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