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Schiffstechnik | Ship Technology Rolls-Royce has launched a cloud-based fuel and CO 2 monitoring module Automated compliance VAF Instrumets’ effciency reporting system IVY enables automated compliance with EU MRV and IMO DCS regulations. Emission verification company Verifavia has now certified the IVY Propulsion Performance Management system against the European Union’s (EU) Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation requirements. According to VAF Instruments, the system has been designed to automatically monitor and report voyages, it streamlines both the EU MRV and IMO DCS compliance processes for fleet managers, ship owners, and operators. In addition, it provides insights into the performance of a ship’s hull, its propeller, and engine, which ship owners can translate into savings on their vessel operations. With inbuilt sensors and fuel oil flow meters, the IVY system conducts several cross-checks for advanced performance analysis, ensuring accurate fuel oil consumption data is obtained. Ships equipped with the full system will be able to achieve compliance with minimal manual action required. Over the years, VAF Instruments has developed algorithms capable of automatically interpreting »Big Data« to create Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on which decisions for ship performance optimisation can be based. The Performance Management solution by IVY – which is based on measuring the thrust of a ship’s propeller – includes the automatically performed enrichment of Big Data. Upgraded fuel management Photo: Rolls-Royce Royston has upgraded its »enginei« fuel management system to include low-cost emissions monitoring capability to calculate and analyse vessel emissions. The technology captures key engine performance data, engine and fuel specification and flow rates, which it uses to calculate a range of emissions measurements. No exhaust gas analyser is required to do this. SOx and CO2 can be calculated from looking at the adjusted fuel consumption and air mass flow alongside combustion effciency. SOx levels can then be advised and predicted to assist with decisions in fuel switching when entering and leaving Emission Control Areas. NO x emissions can be calculated using the carbon balance method, which refers to the NO x Technical Code MEPC 177 (58), statistical algorithms and engine test data. This can be combined with torque, RPM and other engine and fuel data to ascertain the specific NO x emissions factors to be calculated from comparison with regulations from the IMO. The upgraded enginei system also provides information on combustion effciency to help understand the relationship between engine power, fuel consumption and engine speed. The data obtained is automatically generated into daily reports that can be accessed by touchscreen monitors on the bridge and the engine room, showing key aspects of vessel performance criteria. Remote data sharing is possible to enable onshore management to access the information through a secure online portal and web dashboard. Computer generated charts, graphs and Google maps are used to show the complete operational profile of a vessel. 24/7 remote access is also available. Monitoring in the cloud Rolls-Royce has extended its marine Energy Management solutions with a cloudbased fuel consumption and carbon dioxide monitoring module designed to help shipowners meet the European Union’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation. With the new module as an add-on solution to the Rolls-Royce Energy Management System launched in May, data can be sent automatically from the ship to the cloud, where information and reports can be accessed and downloaded from anywhere with an internet connection. The software also validates incoming data. »With shipowners able to constantly track accurate fuel consumption and emissions data, they can reduce fuel costs and mitigate against incompliance and any financial penalties imposed by member states,« Bjørn Kåre Myskja, Rolls-Royce, UX/Developer Engineer, Digital & Systems, says. In addition to data collection simplicity, a key focus during the software development phase was data protection. Eivind Vinje, Rolls-Royce, Technical Product Manager – Energy Management, added: «System security and integrity has been increased four-fold, with stateof-the-art encryption technologies, a two-step verification process and a 24/7 security centre. We also invited a number of third party cyber security experts to hack into the system, but all failed to breach the protocols or find any weak spots.« While the Energy Management EU- MRV Module is an invaluable tool for those with operations in the European Union, the system is future-proofed to meet anticipated global requirements. China has similar reporting mechanisms in place, with the International Maritime Organisation’s data collection requirements entering into force in January 2019. This requires the collection of fuel consumption data per fuel type, but not CO2 emissions directly. The software has been verified by the Norway-accredited MRV verifier Ecoxy. A start-up joins the game Start-up company We4Sea has also developed a cloud platform that offers advanced solutions to optimize the performance and reduce fuel consumption and emissions of seagoing ships. We4Sea collects vast amounts of operational data of a ship, such as position, speed, heading and engine data. This data is sent to shore, where it is enriched with other data sources, such as weather conditions, wave heights, currents and wind. The proprietary algorithms and energy models of We4Sea transform this big data pool into actionable management information on how to optimize the use and configuration of a ship. According to We4Sea, they have proven in pilot projects that using data analysis can substantially cut fuel costs, up to 20%. We4Sea recently launched a new software module in response to the European emission monitoring regulations for ships. The company’s MRV module has been intensively reviewed by Verifavia. Using We4Sea’s MRV module, all MRV required data is captured within standard vessel forms as part of the normal workflow for arrival, departure, and noon reporting. The collected data feeds standardized reporting templates that can be submitted for MRV verification at the end of the monitoring period. In addition, We4Sea clients can continuously monitor their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in real-time via an online dashboard. fs 74 HANSA International Maritime Journal – 154. Jahrgang – 2017 – Nr. 12

ITS New non-nuclear totaliser for Dredging ITS has launched the Totalising-itometer at Euroports 2017. This new instrument – developed with MSA-Service – integrates ITS’s Densitometer with a standard flow meter to measure total production. Not only does the new instrument provide the industry standard cross-hair indicators of flow and density, the extra flow information from seeing inside the pipeline can give operator the ability to dynamically see production levels as a guide to optimising production. The tomography technology from ITS is able to provide all of this information for dredging operators. The benefits of this non-nuclear totalising gamma-buster instrument in- Measurement Technology Schiffstechnik | Ship Technology clude lower operating costs (total cost of ownership is estimated to be approximately 50% less than nuclear instruments); accurate solids volume concentrations; simpler calibration; no compliance or regulation issues. According to ITS, the »green product« does not require the transport or disposal of nuclear sources. The technology builds on the successful Densitometer which is already being used by many dredgers in Europe in the USA and the Australasia region. M Photo: ITS STAUFF Particle monitoring for explosion-prone areas Hydraulics and pipe components specialist Stauff has presented its LPM-II-X, the newest generation of stationary particle monitoring devices with ATEX2 certification. The special ldesign of housing and connections allows for permament installation in explosion-prone areas. The device fulfilling all requirements for use in industries such as oil and gas. The new version offers a large display in the front showing measurement values in real time. This allows the engineer on duty to immediately react to contaminations in the fluid. Thus, long downtimes and costly unscheduled shut downs are kept to a minimun. The particle monitors of the LPM-II series, with and without ATEX certification, allow for a continuous monitoring and classification of the degree of impurity of mineral oil based fluids, diesel fuel or petroleum in eight channels of sizes between 4 μm(c) and 70 μm(c) according to ISO 4406:1999 and many other international standards. Devices compatible with aggressive substances as well as integrated water-in-oil temperature feelers are also available optionally. The robust design of the LPM-II-CX’ housing hermetically seals the electronics on the inside from explosive outside atmospheres. The big data storage capability enables up to 4,000 standard measurements. The unit can be connected to existing systems via the Modbus- and CAN-Bus interface which comes as a standard feature. M Ensure reliable engine performance Make sure your crew is equipped to perform maintenance at any time! Liner diameter measurement Cylinder pressure indicator Performance monitoring The Optimum Solution for 2-stroke & 4-stroke Diesel and Gas Engine Maintenance HANSA International Maritime Journal – 154. Jahrgang – 2017 – Nr. 12 75

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