ABB has launched new functionality for the ABB Ability Marine Advisory System, OCTOPUS, aimed at increasing safety for project cargo and optimizing cargo vessels fuel efficiency.
The latest addition to the software portfolio helps estimate the expected forces that carried cargo will encounter during transit.
A motion sensor installed on the bridge allows for accurate insight into the pitch and roll motions of the vessel (rotation of a vessel about its axes), as well as its velocities and accelerations — helping the vessel crew quickly assess the potential impact of the conditions on the cargo.
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The key parameters are available as real-time data on a single screen, and in the event of a threshold being exceeded an alarm is triggered.
The system also takes into account the estimated vessel responses, allowing for fuel savings and more reliable estimated times of arrival.
The latest functionality in ABB's OCTOPUS system. Image courtesy of ABB
Managing Director of ABB Marine & Ports, Juha Koskela, said: “Our tailored offering for the project cargo segment reflects our commitment to working closely with the customers.
“Taking customer feedback on board, we have developed this tailored ABB Ability functionality to meet the needs of the project cargo vessel owners across the globe and help them achieve higher levels of operational efficiency.”