<span>Maintenance & Continuous Improvement</span>

Spotting rotating equipment about to fail
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Spotting rotating equipment about to fail

Semiotic Labs has developed a tool to detect changes in vibration waveforms for rotating equipment, which can be used to predict problems on ships before they occur. Digital Ship spoke with Simon Jagers, founder of Semiotic Labs to find out how the company is detecting failures months before they occur.  Semiotic Labs of Leiden, Netherlands, has...

Windward launches AI-powered predictive intelligence solution
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Windward launches AI-powered predictive intelligence solution

Windward, the predictive maritime intelligence company, has launched its next-generation Maritime Predictive Intelligence solution powered by Maritime Artificial Intelligence Analytics (MAIA). Consisting of 10bn datapoints and 300 behavioural analysis models, MAIA empowers organisations to make smarter and faster decisions and optimise operations. MAIA screens, searches and analyses dynamic maritime data to connect the dots and...

Digital planning for dockings and repairs: interview with start-up VesselMan
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Digital planning for dockings and repairs: interview with start-up VesselMan

Norwegian start-up VesselMan develops apps and software for technical project management. Digital Ship spoke with Glenn Edvardsen, CEO of Vesselman to find out how the start-up is helping to deliver more efficient project management.  VesselMan of Oslo develops digital tools for shipping companies to better plan and budget complex technical projects such as dry-dockings, lay-ups,...

Chevron Shipping embarks on maintenance optimisation journey with ABS
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Chevron Shipping embarks on maintenance optimisation journey with ABS

Chevron Shipping Company has embarked on a digital fleet management journey with ABS. The company’s suezmax lightering vessel Pegasus Voyager is the first vessel in Chevron’s fleet to receive the ABS maintenance optimisation notation SMART-MHM (Machinery Health Monitoring). The Pegasus Voyager marks the first of 28 vessels in the Chevron fleet to roll out condition-based...

BV completes trial of remote surveys
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BV completes trial of remote surveys

Bureau Veritas (BV) in Singapore, in collaboration with Nokia and Sembcorp Marine, has successfully completed remote surveys during the COVID-19 pandemic that pave the way for establishing a new class procedure for the remote inspection of vessels under construction. Utilising digital technology, the new solutions enable remote surveys to be performed at multiple locations, with...

New display simplifies docking procedure
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New display simplifies docking procedure

Raytheon Anschütz, a business of Raytheon Technologies, is introducing a new “Docking Display” as an optional feature for the Conning NX navigational ship software. The Docking Display provides a navigator an overview of ship data at a glance and a chart window to facilitate docking. It is designed using Conning NX “widgets” that can be...

Brookes Bell to develop fuel testing and paint analysis facility
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Brookes Bell to develop fuel testing and paint analysis facility

Technical and scientific consultancy Brookes Bell has announced plans to develop a high-end laboratory to deliver comprehensive metallurgy, fuel testing, paint analysis and non-destructive testing facilities to help deliver a more comprehensive service to its maritime clients. The 8,000 square foot laboratory will also support entry into new markets. The facility will be commissioned in...

WinGD brings greater transparency to cylinder oil decisions
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WinGD brings greater transparency to cylinder oil decisions

Engine designer Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has prioritised collaboration and transparency in its new cylinder lubrication guide, to ensure that selecting the right oil is easy and straightforward. The new documentation provides ship operators with consolidated, at-a-glance information highlighting the specific usage conditions for each and every approved cylinder oil. The guidance is the...