Tag: <span>Sensors</span>

Wärtsilä introduces SmartMove Suite for semi-autonomous sailing
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Wärtsilä introduces SmartMove Suite for semi-autonomous sailing

Wärtsilä Voyage has introduced Wärtsilä SmartMove Suite to the shipping market, a solution for semi-autonomous sailing featuring the industry’s most advanced sensors and high-accuracy ship control systems. The suite aims to take the concept of automated dock-to-dock operations to the next level. Fully retrofittable, the SmartMove Suite can soup-up existing vessels with next-generation capabilities to...

i4 Insight adds LAROS sensor data to fleet operations platform
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i4 Insight adds LAROS sensor data to fleet operations platform

i4 Insight, creators of a platform that ingests data from multiple maritime sources and provides a comprehensive outcome based on fleet operations improvement, is partnering with Prisma Electronics. The partnership will see Prisma’s LAROS sensor hardware data integrated into the i4 Insight platform to help charterers, owners and operators achieve greater operational efficiency and lower...

Starting small with Big Data
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Starting small with Big Data

‘Big Data’ sits high up in the premier league of buzzwords that can confuse discussions in today’s shipping industry, but it remains true that the amount of data harvested from ships continues to rise rapidly, writes Keng Teen Phang, regional director, APAC. Of the 380,000 or so messages from 5,600 vessels that pass through GTMaritime’s...

Miros establishes distribution agreement with Seatronics
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Miros establishes distribution agreement with Seatronics

Norwegian technology company Miros has established a new distribution agreement with Seatronics, a leader in the rental and sale of marine electronic equipment, to introduce the company’s range of radar-based solutions to the Seatronics global rental pool. With over 35 years’ experience measuring the ocean surface, Miros delivers real-time insights about local sea state and...

Miros sea state monitoring sensor achieves ATEX Zone 1 certification
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Miros sea state monitoring sensor achieves ATEX Zone 1 certification

Norwegian technology company Miros has announced that its RangeFinder sea state monitoring sensor is now available with Atex IEC Ex certification for use in Zone 1, clearing it for use in explosive atmospheres. This breakthrough opens for unrestricted use of RangeFinder in offshore oil and gas production environments. The motion compensated version of the Miros...

The missing link in vessel performance
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The missing link in vessel performance

The shipping industry has stepped up its investment in digital tools and technologies to optimise ship performance, cut costs, and tackle shipping’s contribution to global climate change, but CEO of Norwegian technology company Miros believes some companies are missing an important trick. “We see a lot of investment in equipment like propellers and coatings, better...

Improving equipment performance
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Improving equipment performance

Gaining insight into a vessel’s fuel consumption often requires looking at data that is generated from advanced equipment such as sensors and flow metres. However, equipment is not always accurate and 100 per cent reliable, which raises questions around the value of the data in decision-making. A panel discussion hosted by VPO Global and led by...

Sensing a new approach to gas engine control and monitoring
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Sensing a new approach to gas engine control and monitoring

Patrice Flot, chief technical officer at CMR Group, considers the development of new natural gas sensors in the wake of the increasing specification of new engine technology for marine vessels. Diesel engines have long been appreciated for their efficiency and capability to burn cheap residual fuels. However, the market for this technology is beginning to change, as the marine...

Sensor data will enrich but not replace noon reports, say shipowners
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Sensor data will enrich but not replace noon reports, say shipowners

While AIS and advanced digital technologies available today means that ship performance can be assessed without noon reports, a recent panel discussion indicated that automated and sensor driven data is favoured as a method to enrich, but not replace, manually entered performance data. Sunit Das, director of operations, The Hadley Shipping is all for digitalisation,...

CMR Group introduces natural gas sensor
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CMR Group introduces natural gas sensor

CMR Group has launched a new Near Infrared Intelligent Sensor (NIRIS) Natural Gas sensor to cut consumption of natural gas-powered engines and provide real time measurement of fuel quality. The sensor, which is directly connected to the gas feeder pipeline, is built around smart infrared hardware and data treatment software and features a CAN bus...

Topaz Marine adds Wärtsilä targetless DP sensor to fleet
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Topaz Marine adds Wärtsilä targetless DP sensor to fleet

Topaz Energy and Marine has completed trials of the first ‘targetless’ dynamic positioning (DP) laser sensor by Wärtsilä, designed to improve safety and operational uptime. SceneScan, which was developed by the Wärtsilä company Guidance Marine, is a high-accuracy rotating laser sensor that requires no reflector target. It provides positional information to allow automated approach and/or...

MAN launches real-time data analysis platform
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MAN launches real-time data analysis platform

MAN Energy Solutions has introduced a new digital platform, MAN CEON to collect and evaluate operating and sensor data and monitor in real-time marine engines, turbines and compressors. The new digital platform integrates data and information from MAN machinery and its operational environment and uses intelligent analysis tools for evaluation and forecasting. The platform is...