There are different levels of data management on board and on shore: data collection, basic visualisation of measured data, data enrichment and data analysis.
The innovative products and solutions, developed by VAF Instruments, can be linked to a range of data monitoring and management solutions. From basic data collection and automated reporting to powerfull analysis and visualisation for fleet management.
We present: Data Management
Basic data collection and visualisation of measured (mass) flow data from Flowmeters can be done by the onboard FCM2 Flow Computer. But if you want to step it up a notch, PEM4, the onboard Propulsion Efficiency Monitor combines flow information with torque and/ or thrust measurement data a.o. to define specific KPI’s such as SFOC. In addition this system can make an automatic distinction between different fuel types. The system is able to monitor up to 12 Flowmeters (8 separate consumers), two T-Sense® or TT-Sense® sensors and can additionally be connected to speedlog or GPS to obtain the specific fuel consumption per nautical mile. Connecting the PEM4 with the innovative ViscoSense®3D provides mass flow monitoring.
However, data collection of the relevant sensors on board of various ships of a fleet can result in unmanageable large amounts of data, so called Big Data. Therefore, the most important and difficult step is to refine the vast amount of raw measurement data into relevant data points. This enriched data is critical for KPIs on which decisions for ship performance optimisation can be based.
IVY®, VAF Instruments’ solution for Propulsion Performance Management, brings you the fleet at your fingertips. From ship to shore, IVY® collects and enriches Big Data for powerful analysis. The web application of IVY® provides fleet and ship performance visualisation and insight into the relevant data and more than 40 KPIs. IVY® can be combined with a range of sensors on board, including all VAF Instruments’ innovative measurement systems. IVY® brings Big Data back to the essence.