Ship operators have the challenge to ensure maximum performance, while keeping costs and maintenance to an absolute minimum. From the first second the ship is placed in dock, wet or dry, the income of the ships drops to zero. Data collected while operating the ship, give the operator the necessary knowledge to plan and execute service, spare part replacement and maintenance with the outmost efficiency.
Our sensor KPM100 is a motion analyzing sensor. When using the KPM100 sensor you will be provided with live data on the condition of the ship while still operating. The KPM100 collects data on all the movements of the ship whether it is speed, acceleration, direction, and angles of motion in pitch, roll and yaw. Alarms can be set to avoid situations where the performance of the ship is compromised, or to tell when a reduction of speed is needed to ensure the safety of the ship, including the cargo and the crew. If more than one KPM100 sensor is installed the combined data can be used to calculate sagging, hogging, and twisting of the ship.
Furthermore, the data from the sensors can be used when loading cargo to keep the ship steady, when sailing to avoid damage to the ship or the cargo, and even to control the ballast water system to have the ship always positioned optimal in the water.
The KPV100/200 sensor is a vibration analyzing sensor. This is used on all moving parts on a vessel to plan and monitor for predictive maintenance. Electrical motors, compressors, air lubrication systems, main engines and many more areas can use the data collected form the KPV100/200. KPV100/200 will tell you the current state of your component or system, and can be used to minimize downtime, and the more expensive dock-time.
The advantages of data collected from the ship are great. Apart from the long-term planning of maintenance, spare parts that needs to be onboard the ship can be cut down to a minimum, and the need for special trained crew can be almost eliminated when you no longer need to do advanced repairs and replacements on sea.
The combined use of the sensors will provide a base for optimized loading, sailing, unloading and docking for all vessels, and data can be stores centrally to compare and prioritize an entire fleet.