Samsung Heavy to integrate machinery health monitoring into smart vessel platform

A Machinery Health Monitoring System (SMHMS) developed by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has received the ABS SMART (MHM) Tier 2 approval in principle (AIP) for machinery health monitoring, with the technology to be integrated into SHI’s SVESSEL Smart Platform as a condition-based monitoring/maintenance module.

SMHMS can be used to provide support for management of main engines, generators, compressors, pumps and fan bearings, with the initial application expected to be installed on a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier.

The SMART (MHM) Tier 2 AIP is part of a larger joint development project (JDP) between SHI and ABS that aims to improve operational safety with smart ship technology.

“The JDP to enhance machinery health and safety with smart ship technology started in October 2023. Through this joint development, we expect to provide the enhanced machinery health monitoring and prediction package in the SVESSEL Smart Platform,” said Hyun Joe Kim, SHI Vice President, Autonomous Ship Research Center.

“Collaboration between the shipbuilder and class society is essential to securing machinery health and safety as well as hull safety, and we will continue to work together with ABS to reach the SMART (MHM) Tier 3 to incorporate real-time data from machinery sensors for enhanced machinery health awareness and decision support, as the JDP progresses.”

“The outcome will be the one of the most beneficial solutions to our clients among the solutions of SVESSEL platform in terms of safer operation and management.”

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