A company has taken a remote approach to its machinery planned maintenance system (MPMS) which enables the survey of a complete fleet in one process and unlocks new insights into vessel and fleet performance.

DNV GL’s Machinery Maintenance Connect (MMC) enables machinery data to be processed via algorithms and presented to customers in a digital dashboard, rather than requiring surveyors to travel to each individual vessel and go onboard.

“In another example of the benefits our customers are seeing from increasing digitalization, MMC will bring substantial efficiencies to vessel maintenance and fleet management,” said Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime. “By using the data from the vessels, alongside a powerful learning algorithm, we can remotely perform the maintenance survey of a customer’s whole fleet in one process, saving time and reducing the disruption of daily operations.”

When owners start sharing vessel machinery data with DNV GL, then after accessing the MMC app in Veracity, the data for all vessels can be seen immediately. A minimum of one year’s data must be provided before digital MPMS surveys can be performed.

Rolf Petter Hancke, Surveyor and Principal Engineer at DNV GL, said that in one case DNV GL completed surveys on 49 vessels in roughly four hours, something that would normally take 50 separate onboard surveyor visits.

The MMC system provides a complete breakdown of any maintenance already completed and overdue, with the dates of the work. Owners and operators can access data in real time to create a maintenance plan.

By Rebecca Jeffrey

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