ABS and Samsung Heavy Industries partner on hull sensor monitoring project

ABS and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have signed a joint development project (JDP) to improve hull safety with new technologies for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), using a hull sensor package that will allow for more informed and targeted hull surveys.

SHI’s Hull Stress Monitoring System (HSMS) will be developed in accordance with the ABS Smart Functions Guide, following prescribed guidelines. The software will be integrated into SHI’s SVESSEL Smart Platform and installed on a new build container ship scheduled for delivery in 2024.

Upon successful completion of the JDP, SHI will be eligible to receive a Product Design Assessment (PDA) for SMART (SHM), Tier 3, from ABS for the technology, with installing vessels also eligible to receive a similar notation.

“Together with SHI, we are committed to advancing safety and efficiency with the application of smart software and digital techniques,” said Patrick Ryan, ABS Senior Vice President, Global Engineering and Technology.

“As a leader in supporting the adoption of smart technologies at sea, we are proud to work with forward-looking companies such as SHI to continue to develop practical applications for the technology with a focus on safer operations.”

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