Dynamic Monitoring Brings Energy Surveys to Life
Many shipping companies use independent experts to conduct comprehensive ship energy surveys which are then used by owners, operators and managers to make better maintenance and operations decisions and improve energy and fuel efficiency. These surveys are often prepared by world-class organizations, which leverage tremendous experience and normally provide information on the operation and energy efficiency of the vessel at that particular time. While these reports provide significant value to owners and operators, they can lose their relevance over time as conditions change and the report is “put on the shelf.”
ESRG has taken these reports and brought them to life within the OstiaEdge platform, enabling this valuable information to be dynamic instead of static and to be relevant as conditions change. OstiaEdge is configured to monitor and analyze specific energy improvement opportunities to ensure owners, operators and managers are able to maximize the value they capture from the energy survey.
With OstiaEdge, dynamic energy monitoring can be easily implemented using the existing systems and sensors to gather data. Using ESRG’s automated data collection and analysis ensures good data is used without any additional burden on the crew. ESRG’s engineers use the independent energy survey to establish baselines to measure against and quickly configure OstiaEdge to enable real-time monitoring of the areas with the highest value potential without any manual analysis.
Bringing energy surveys to life can enable a broad range of energy savings opportunities. Typically, the key opportunities are propulsion engine performance, hull/propeller performance, vessel speed decisions, generator performance and auxiliary operations. Within each of these categories, there are numerous specific energy saving levers; OstiaEdge, combined with a robust energy survey, will help the owner and operator focus on the highest value opportunities for their specific situation.