ABB has launched a new analytics and Artificial Intelligence platform for vessel operators, called ABB Ability Genix Industrial Analytics and AI Suite, used to collect and analyse operational, engineering and information technology data from onboard equipment.
The system aims to support users in analysing the relationships between processes and events, using embedded fusion hubs, machine learning and analytical components to map out a more detailed picture of what is really taking place on a vessel or across a fleet.
ABB estimates that deeper analysis of a vessel’s operational data in this manner, with subsequent corrective action, could result in reductions of up to 10% in fuel used, cutting costs and emissions as a result.
The company also expects that maintenance savings utilising condition-based monitoring and early identification of potential malfunctions could reduce essential service visits to vessels by as much as 30%.
“ABB is now offering the marine industry a scalable platform that is flexible enough to meet today’s needs cost effectively, and robust enough to support tomorrow’s ambitions,” said Jyri Jusslin, Head of Global Service, ABB Marine & Ports.
“Whether the goal is to save fuel and cut emissions, enhance vessel uptime or to improve a company’s financial performance, all digitalisation projects benefit from the most extensive monitoring and measurement. Exploiting digital analytics to its full potential relies on comprehensive data.”
ABB Ability Genix customers can subscribe to a variety of analytics on demand, to suit users that have done limited previous digital integration work with their vessels as well as those with more advanced systems.