Mini symposium Data Driven Maintenance
Friday November 13, the mini symposium on data driven maintenance will be organized by IMarEST BeNeLux Branch. Speakers such as Dr Andrea Coraddu, Assistant Professor in the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering at the University of Strathclyde; Patrik Strand, General Manager, Product Management Performance Services in the Marine Power Business at Wärtsilä; and Bart Pollmann, Marine Engineer Officer in the Royal Netherlands Navy will speak at this mini symposium.
Andrea Coraddu highlights the topic: ‘Digital-Twin and Novelty Detection approaches for the prediction of the Hull and Propeller Marine Fouling’. Hull and propeller performance have a primary role in overall vessel efficiency. Vessel fouling is a common phenomenon where undesirable substances attach or grow on the ship hull. Marine fouling phenomenon has a profound impact since to prevent or reduce its growth which affects the ship consumption, costly drydocking for cleaning the hull and the propeller are needed. A clear understanding of the extent of the degradation of the hull will allow better management of assets and prediction of the best time for dry docking and hull maintenance work.
Patrik Strand will be the second speaker to inform us about ‘Data Driven Maintenance – AI, Advanced Diagnostics and OEM expertise’. Seizing the opportunities enabled by digitalization, in combination with leveraging the vast knowledge and experience acquired during decades from marine operations are the keys for success. Through broad co-creation and collaboration between numerous players in the marine market we’ll achieve great and sustainable results.
Finally, Bart Pollmann will take care of ‘Smart use of sensor data leads to modern maintenance support in future ships’. The Royal Netherlands Navy is planning to introduce several new ship classes within the next decade. The new ships will be technologically much more advanced than the ships currently in service. At the same time the operational availability needs to increase, and the crew sizes need to get smaller. This combination leads to the necessity not only to automate many functions on board, but also to increase the level of support to the maintenance organization.