BMT SMART at Ship Efficiency 2014
Pioneer of fleet and vessel performance management systems, BMT SMART Ltd (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd will showcase its performance monitoring portfolio at Ship Efficiency, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London.
The SMART suite of solutions works by continuously collecting vessel performance data and presenting key information to the crew via the ship’s computer displays. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are presented in a format that has been designed to be easy to understand by the owner, charterer, operator and mariner to enable decision making to achieve optimum vessel performance. The performance data is automatically relayed ashore where it is stored on secure servers. The data is modelled, filtered and merged with highly accurate Metocean data; while a web platform enables easy management and analysis by shore-based personnel. Visitors to Ship Efficiency will have the opportunity to view BMT SMART’s new web interface which offers easy to use dashboards.
It is the combination of continuous measurement and reporting, Metocean expertise, powerful algorithms and smart intelligence that makes the BMT SMART suite such a powerful solution for the marine industry. The SMART suite offers the unique benefit that every customer has access to the global maritime expertise that sits within the BMT group of companies. In practical terms this means that performance issues identified by individual users can be brought to the attention of BMT experts who can help address the challenges; whether the problems relate to propeller hull or engine performance issues, voyage optimisation or trim issues.
Peter Mantel, Managing Director at BMT SMART, says: “Multiple pressures on the global marine industry, including spiralling operating costs and regulatory requirements, mean that stakeholders can no longer afford to ignore the performance of their fleet. This is driving a demand for Fleet and Vessel Performance Management (FVPM) solutions, with a requirement for data collection, display and analysis services to support optimal decision-making.”
A ship’s energy consumption depends on a number of different parameters and identifying optimal vessel performance requires know how and the use of smart data.
Peter Mantel, continues: “Ship Efficiency provides us with an opportunity to demonstrate to industry how the use of such data can help transform complex information into actionable insights, to enhance efficiency and profitability. We can help our customers to achieve greater insight through access to a rich marine knowledge base. Our suite of solutions can help with compliance, adherence to best practice as well as operational efficiency”.