Conference Programme



Day 1: Wednesday 27 June

Keynotes
09:00 - 10:30

Moderator

Daniel C Shorten
Managing director
Optimain Ltd
UK

09:00

Digital – benefits for naval platforms

David Chaderton
Technical application engineer
General Electric
UK
This paper will look at the use of digital systems on naval platforms for asset performance management (APM) to create a purposeful predictive-analytic solution. There are technology challenges and engineering challenges to a successful outcome. Engineers are faced with the demanding responsibility of maintaining critical equipment to have high levels of reliability, availability and performance under tight budget constraints. To avoid operating surprises, accurate assessment of equipment operating conditions is needed to judge whether demands can be satisfied while maintenance costs are controlled.

09:30

Rolls-Royce Intelligent Asset Management: delivering awareness, optimising performance and maximising the lifetime value of assets

Marco Cristoforo Camporeale
Vice president - intelligent asset management
Rolls-Royce Marine AS
NORWAY
Rolls-Royce Intelligent Asset Management is revolutionising the way its customers manage their assets. It provides vital insight into customers' ship equipment, enabling them to enjoy reduced costs and unnecessary downtime. Energy Management enables real-time onboard diagnostics and optimisation services to support the crew in prompt decision making, reduce their energy and emission footprint and enhance overall performance. Health Management increases equipment predictability, and thus availability, and reduces the cost of equipment ownership. Utilising real-life examples, this presentation demonstrates how by leveraging highly scalable technologies, such as edge computing, a cloud IoT platform and advanced machine learning, Rolls-Royce Intelligent Asset Management is transforming vessel and fleet management in the era of ship intelligence.

10:00

Optimising vessel availability through data driven maintenance

Danielle Lammens
Maintenance excellence manager
Exmar Shipmanagement NV
BELGIUM
EXMAR’s business model has been changing for a few years, especially for the LNG fleet and the new building projects. Instead of trading and transporting gas, EXMAR is delivering industrial services. The consequence of this new business model is that EXMAR needs contractually to guarantee the reliability and the availability of the regasification unit and this for an operational period of 10 years, even more. To optimize the operations and maintenance on these vessels Exmar Ship Management decided that it’s better to leverage connected devices by merging real-time asset information with other critical asset information, such as lube oil analysis, vibration analysis, ultrasonic and thermal imaging analysis. Danielle Lammens, responsible for maintenance excellence, will introduce you to current Data Driven Maintenance implemented on the fleet.

10:30 - 11:00

Break

Fleetwide maintenance
11:00 - 12:30

Moderator

Daniel C Shorten
Managing director
Optimain Ltd
UK

11:00

Developing an effective condition monitoring programme for a whole fleet

Bart Brinckman
Technical support manager
DEME NV
BELGIUM
The presentation will explain how to: develop a failure mode-driven equipment maintenance strategy; implement an efficient and effective condition monitoring programme; use crew to collect data; use professional partners to analyse and advise if maintenance is needed; carry out continuous improvements along the way. It will also offer case studies with hard results.

11:30

PMS databases – high standardisation vs. low performance

Damir Sikic
Managing director
Socius d.o.o.
CROATIA
The presentation will cover different approaches to database parameterisation in the computerised asset management system, for small, medium and large fleets, with emphasis on maintenance management, stock management and procurement management.

12:00

Efficiency-based maintenance

Martin Briddon
Development manager
James Fisher Marine Services (Mimic)
UK
Traditional condition monitoring has relied on monitoring single values over time and predicting threshold exceptions. But assets, machines and systems do not operate in isolation: each measured point influences and is influenced by numerous factors. The Mimic condition monitoring system has evolved to measure these numerous parameters and to consider them as a system. This results in an efficiency statement that in turn can be used to trigger maintenance.

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

AI, Big Data and Smart maintenance
14:00 - 17:30

Moderator

Matt Smith IMarEng, MIMarEST
Machinery maintenance manager
Lloyd's Register Marine & Offshore
UK

14:00

Maritime big data for ship maintenance and data security

Dr Abdul Rahim
Managing director, South Asia
ClassNK
INDIA
Millions of data are generated and collected from ships every day as part of maintenance. These data, when properly processed and utilised, can be of great use in monitoring the condition of engines and equipment, thus optimising maintenance. Security of the data is a prime issue to be dealt with while collecting and transmitting data. Given here are the details of how the maintenance data are collected and processed, and the precautions taken to ensure data security.

14:30

Incorporating data analytics into ABS survey procedures

Dick Pronk
Country manager
ABS
NETHERLANDS
This presentation will review strategies for incorporating data analytics into the survey procedures used by ABS. This incorporation into the survey procedure utilises performance data collection and the maintenance management strategy and analyses both data streams simultaneously. The result is system performance improvement and optimised maintenance progressing towards the goal of operational excellence. ABS as the Classification Society continuously revises its existing maintenance programmes in its rules and guides to stay current with improved technologies and strategies. ABS will share its experience with participants.

15:00

AI – a revolution in predictive maintenance and maritime efficiency

Dr David Garrity
Chief scientist
STS Defence Ltd
UK
Artificial intelligence is changing the face of many industries and, with the Internet of Things, has enormous potential to improve the operational efficiency of shipping operations. However, a significant challenge is the vast data volume generated by sensor systems, and how it can be effectively translated into actionable intelligence, without huge satcomm charges. A second challenge is how to effectively retrofit modern sensor systems onto such a large installed base as the worldwide maritime fleet. IntelliMon will present a retrofittable, non-invasive system for translating engine vibration data directly into timely and actionable intelligence, improving efficiency and reducing platform down-time.

15:30 - 16:00

Break

16:00

Augmented reality and remote services for maintenance in challenging marine environments

Wolfgang Stelzle
Founder and CEO
Re’flekt GmbH
GERMANY
The marine industry is currently faced with the challenges of a diminishing number of skilled workers available to operate in demanding environments. This is not only an issue for the bottom line but also for worker safety. Could augmented reality (AR) and remote AR services hold the answer? We will share our expert knowledge in the field of AR to show you how ship owners and operators can use AR to support employees to perform beyond their current potential, whether through remote AR support or visualising complex procedures with simplified AR instructions. This presentation will explain how the power of augmented and mixed reality can harness your existing assets into powerful knowledge-sharing tools that you can start implementing today.

16:30

The benefits of using augmented reality in marine maintenance

Dr Mika Karaila
Research director
Valmet Automation Inc
FINLAND
Augmented reality provides some real benefits in the maintenance of marine assets and has been successfully used in similar contexts. In this presentation, Mika Karailla, research director of Valmet Automation, will outline the benefits and demonstrate some of the technology and devices that can be used, such as HoloLens and Samsung Odyssey HMD.

17:00

Remote mentoring technologies for maritime operations

Dr Michael Murphy
Vice president international operations
Librestream Technologies Inc
CANADA
Looking at the experience developed from shore- and offshore-based engineering inspection and diagnostics as well as medical and safety assessments, this presentation will explain the application of these remote mentoring capabilities to the marine industry. Overcoming the low-bandwidth communication, which is a typical issue for vessels at sea and in port, has been critical in allowing immediate access to experts and content. This capability will also be introduced as well as how remote mentoring can be best applied to maritime operations.

Day 2: Thursday 28 June

Advances in CBM
08:30 - 13:00

Moderator

Matt Smith IMarEng, MIMarEST
Machinery maintenance manager
Lloyd's Register Marine & Offshore
UK

08:30

Condition-based maintenance on power distribution with an IoT-enabled architecture and platform

Pascal Bonacina
Manager - marine segment
Schneider Electric
FRANCE
EcoStruxure is an IoT-enabled digital architecture and platform ready to improve every aspect of ship electrical distribution for low and medium voltage. Organised around three core layers of technology (connected products, edge control, analytics and services), EcoStruxure makes clients' ships' operations more reliable and sustainable. EcoStruxure helps turn raw data into real actionable plans to minimise ships' opex while clients focus on their core business with peace of mind.

09:00

Cloud intelligence for engine monitoring – combining expert algorithms and data analytics

Martin Abart
Product manager
AVL List GmbH
AUSTRIA
Dorian Achim Prill
Researcher
Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
AUSTRIA
Improving the scheduling of maintenance tasks for machinery, such as marine propulsion systems, where availability is critical, offers great economic incentives. AVL has provided engine condition monitoring using expert algorithms for over 10 years. With the increasing amount and capabilities of digital instrumentation present in modern machinery, empirical analysis and modelling of data is becoming increasingly powerful. Therefore, a detailed investigation was conducted to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the two approaches to allow for effective integration. Ultimately, expert algorithms paired with modern machine learning algorithms and methods will ensure the accurate detection, identification and even forecast of faults.

09:30

Centralising CM data for better decision making: a method for aggregating CM report data received in multivariate pdf and other, non-machine-readable formats

Daniel C Shorten
Managing director
Optimain Ltd
UK
We are fully aware that externally provided CM data such as oil, vibration, thermographic and ultrasonic reports are normally supplied in easy-to-send formats such as pdf. However, when operating a fleet of vessels, often with similar systems onboard, developing a higher-level understanding of performance at fleet level becomes impossible. Some providers do provide platforms to view and manipulate their reports, but if you have multiple suppliers and multiple technologies being deployed, then you simply cannot perform the necessary top-down analysis. The presentation will offer a simple perspective based on real experience of reverse engineering the data from separate sources into a single structure that can then be updated and manipulated to provide useful management data. It will also show how this type of exercise can be performed in a cost-effective and timely manner.

10:00 - 10:30

Break

10:30

Advanced hull integrity monitoring of floating structures with ShipManager Hull

Kevin Brunn
Head of business development & innovation, ship ecosystem
DNV GL - Digital Solutions
GERMANY
This presentation will look at ShipManager Hull and the benefits of using 3D-based software for advanced hull integrity monitoring of floating structures. Starting with a review of hull condition monitoring and how it’s done, the presentation will consider issues such as hull lifecycle in the era of crisis, improved communication with crew, and how ShipManager Hull can cut costs.

11:00

Ultrasound condition monitoring on board ships of the future

Walter Vervloesem
Manager marine applications
SDT International
BELGIUM
The marine industry has still not discovered the advantages that ultrasonic condition monitoring programmes can bring. A well-considered and balanced ultrasonic CM programme provides simple and easy solutions as well as more sophisticated solutions (including remote diagnostics) for both high- and slow-speed rotating machinery, but also for electrical, pneumatic, steam and hydraulically operated systems. Several case stories and examples of how US CM recently prevented costly breakdowns/failures will be presented. Early failure detection, extending in-service life and optimal maintenance planning are but a few of the benefits and are of key importance for remotely operated/automated/unmanned ships of the future.

11:30

Diesel and gas engines diagnosis based on instantaneous angular speed

Hamid Saiah
Manager director
Impedance Datavib
FRANCE
Continuous monitoring of pistons engines (diesel or gas) performance is critical for early detection of fault developments in an engine before it goes into functional failure. Instantaneous angular speed (IAS) analysis is one of a few non-intrusive condition monitoring techniques that could be applied for such tasks. This method needs only a non-intrusive speed sensor (magnetic or Optel Thevon) signal to assess in detail the mechanical behaviour of an engine and diagnose injection, compression or valve state defaults, and bearings/moving parts damage. The method is able to point out the exact cylinder that is in defect using additional order tracking speed.

12:00

Condition-based maintenance of marine and offshore electronic devices

Ton van den Broek
Technical consultant
Belfor Technology (Netherlands) BV
NETHERLANDS
Marine and electronics is often not a strong combination. Contamination during new building and operational life causes malfunctions, defects and damage. The fact that unmanned engine rooms, condition monitoring and remotely controlled engine room management are increasingly hot topics will result in even more systems. Lack of access forces equipment to be on board before the space is conditioned. On most ships, the equipment will never be located in a conditioned space at all. Contamination is a negative influence on the longevity and functioning of electronics. Maintenance is seldom performed. 'Break-down maintenance' is an ancient procedure but appears applicable for modern devices. Why?

12:30

Using condition-based maintenance in the marine industry

Simon Edmondson
Director
CMServices Global Ltd
UK
The presentation will discuss the use of condition monitoring technologies on critical machinery and other applications in the marine industry, with a practical case study of a CBM implementation on board several ships and platforms. Let's get the basics right.

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch

Remote inspection and robotics
14:30 - 17:00

Moderator

Matt Smith IMarEng, MIMarEST
Machinery maintenance manager
Lloyd's Register Marine & Offshore
UK

14:30

The use of remote inspection techniques for ship internal surveys

Richard Beckett
Survey regulations and procedures manager
Lloyd's Register
UK
With the rapid development of technologies we have seen an ever-increasing interest in the use of remote inspection techniques (RITs), such as drones, to support the survey of ships. They offer the advantage of reducing the need to provide temporary means of access and offer a safer method of work. This presentation will focus on the use of RITs to support the internal survey of ships with the aims of: examining the challenges associated with the use of RITs; reviewing current RIT capabilities and development areas; exploring ultimate end goals for the use of RITs.

15:00

Challenges and solutions for the effective use of remote inspection technologies.

Marien van den Hoek
COO
RoNik Inspectioneering BV
NETHERLANDS
Until now, drones in inspection and maintenance have mainly focused on "remote sensing". Cameras of all sorts (visual, thermal, multispectral, hyperspectral, etc) gather data, there is no physical contact between the drone and the object. Recent initiatives have shown that drones can do better. For example: measuring the thickness of steel using ultrasound is now possible. Marien van den Hoek, co-founder and COO of RoNik Inspectioneering will tell you more about the various initiatives on drones that can make contact with physical objects and show you a real drone that can do ultrasonic thickness measurements on steel walls.

15:30 - 16:00

Break

16:00

Inspection robotics in the marine sector: lessons learned from similar industries

Ekkehard Zwicker
CEO
GE Inspection Robotics
SWITZERLAND
As ship owners and operators look for smarter, cheaper and safer ways to conduct inspections in hard-to-access or hazardous areas, the use of robotics and remote inspection technology starts to look increasingly attractive. These technologies – particularly robotics – are already routinely used in the oil and gas, power generation and other industries. This presentation will review some cases and the experience of using industrial inspection robots in sectors and environments that are similar to those encountered in the marine industry, and outline useful lessons for the marine sector.

16:30

Using robotics in marine maintenance

David Knukkel
CEO
RIMS BV
NETHERLANDS
This presentation will review the latest robotic and remote inspection options now available to maintenance teams in the marine industry, and how they can save time and money and provide safer work practices.

17:00 - 17:30

Panel Discussion - Can inspection in the marine industry be transformed by widespread use of remote inspection and robotic technology

Richard Beckett
Survey regulations and procedures manager
Lloyd's Register
UK
Marien van den Hoek
COO
RoNik Inspectioneering BV
NETHERLANDS
Ekkehard Zwicker
CEO
GE Inspection Robotics
SWITZERLAND

Day 3: Friday 29 June

Sulphur Directive: Preparing for 2020
08:45 - 10:30

The implementation of the MARPOL Annex VI Reg 14.1.3 on 01 January 2020 will have profound implications for the shipping industry starting well before the 01 January date. Primarily these concern the technical manner in which operators can comply and the challenges that the supply chain will face to supply compliant fuel in such quantities. The optimum response may vary depending on the duty type of vessels and associated costs. The fitting of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) scrubbers, the change of fuel type and possible use of fuel additives and other equivalent technologies will depend on a number of factors for each operator. This panel will discuss the regulations, preparatory steps to be considered to ensure ships are compliant ready and the technical means of compliance as well as indicators on the cost implications of each. Vessel operators seeking an informative range of opinions will find this discussion a useful addition or confirmation of their current understanding.

Moderator

Daniel C Shorten
Managing director
Optimain Ltd
UK

08:45 - 10:00

Panel Discussion: Sulphur Directive: Preparing for 2020

P Michael A Rodey
Innovation strategy manager
A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S
DENMARK
Rosa Antidormi
Policy officer
European Commission - Directorate-General for the Environment - Clean Air
BELGIUM
Timothy Wilson
Principal specialist – fuels, lubes, exhaust emissions
Lloyd's Register Marine
UK
Ludovic Laffineur
Head of environmental and technical affairs – deputy managing director
Royal Belgian Shipowners Association
BELGIUM
Paul Van Munster
Fuels Technical Specialist
Infineum International Ltd
NETHERLANDS
Moderators:
Daniel C Shorten, managing director, Optimain Ltd

Best Practice and Innovative Approaches
10:30 - 16:00

Moderator

Matt Smith IMarEng, MIMarEST
Machinery maintenance manager
Lloyd's Register Marine & Offshore
UK

10:30

Introducing health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS) to the shipping industry

Dr Thomas J J Meyer
CEO
Machine Prognostics AS
NORWAY
First developed as a result of the 1986 Chinook crash that killed 44 passengers, HUMS (health and usage monitoring systems) are used to monitor helicopter components such as gearboxes, bearings, shafts and rotors during flight. Ships can also largely benefit from the latest HUMS technologies as they are autonomous, in that the decision support for maintenance is performed by algorithms and not by humans. The health of the machinery is systematically quantified, and the data compressed to a few kilobytes per day, allowing seamless communication by satellite. This approach is a step ahead of the current shipping machine monitoring norm approved by class. This presentation will discuss whether the cross-innovation opened up by Machine Prognostics can have major benefits for the shipping industry.

11:00

Technologies for hardening propeller shafts for heavy-duty propulsion systems

Aleksandr Mikhailov
Head of laboratory
JSC SSTC
RUSSIA
Safe and efficient operation of ships depends on failsafe operations of the main propulsion unit and shaftline, which is important for propulsion of Arctic-class ships working in heavy ice conditions, when the shaftline receives high cyclic load during operation. For failsafe operation of the shaftline, it should be produced using special technological processes that will provide durability to cyclic and alternating loads. Durability is provided by several actions including surface strengthening. One of the most effective methods of increasing the strength of shafts is surface pressure rolling. The shaftline surface rolling process and its features, as well as special equipment, are described in this presentation.

11:30

Oil debris condition monitoring for marine applications

Andrew German
Director business development
Gastops
CANADA
Bearing and gear component damage to marine drive systems can progress from damage initiation to failure in hundreds of hours and, if undetected, result in an unplanned shutdown event that is extremely costly and a potential safety risk. MetalSCAN is an advanced online debris monitoring system designed for early detection of metallic debris travelling within fluid lines indicating the initiation and progression of component failure. Common applications include gas turbines, diesel engines, marine propulsors and test stands. The presentation will provide an overview of the technology, how it works, example applications, and how it is critical for monitoring marine equipment.

12:00

Changes to ISO 8217 increase the need for condition monitoring

Scott Herring
Key marine account manager
Parker Kittiwake
UK
The increase in blending activity to produce compliant 0.5% sulphur fuel to meet the mandatory global sulphur cap is broadly expected to increase the detrimental effects of cat fines on vital infrastructure. In the battle to remain competitive, the protection of vital equipment and maximisation of a vessel’s operational efficiency become even more acute priorities. Yet despite this, maintenance practices are still heavily reliant on an inconsistent combination of recommendations from manufacturers, legislation, company standards and personal experience. This presentation will address the solutions to this issue,

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

Moderator

Matt Smith IMarEng, MIMarEST
Machinery maintenance manager
Lloyd's Register Marine & Offshore
UK

14:00

Laser forming of complex structural shapes for shipbuilding and repair

Dr Lloyd Hackel
Vice president for advanced technologies
Curtiss-Wright: Metal Improvement Company
USA
Precision formed panels and structures are of interest for marine applications. If panels that are not the required shape are forced onto structures, they may develop undesired tensile stress, which often leads to fatigue and stress corrosion cracking. Fabrication of complex bulbous bows and skegs can benefit greatly from precision forming with elimination of pieced-together subpanels and hand fitting. We show laser peening can form these thick metal sections with high precision and repeatability, saving time and expense in the shipyard. In this work we demonstrated forming of a skeg panel of 2m x 2m by 15mm thickness in aluminium 5083.

14:30

Zinc alloy thermal spraying for reduced maintenance of ship superstructures

Martin van Leeuwen
Manager, technology and market development
International Zinc Association
BELGIUM
Metallic zinc coatings with a paint top-coat, or ‘duplex coatings’, offer barrier and sacrificial corrosion protection mechanisms, with improved impact and abrasion resistance, and longer lifetimes between maintenance. Duplex coatings provide more than twice the life of the corrosion protection provided by one coating system alone. In the shipping industry, many examples exist of ships that are protected with duplex coatings. The use of the more robust corrosion protection provided by duplex zinc coating systems will reduce the need for corrosion maintenance and its costs.

15:00

Savings obtained from improved power quality in generator-driven installations

Christan van Dorst
Lead engineer
HyTEPS
NETHERLANDS
Weak networks – such as offshore installations – usually suffer more from bad power quality phenomena such as harmonic distortions, frequency instability and flicker. Offshore installations also have a relatively high number of non-linear sources such as frequency drives. In these environments it is clear that solutions to improve the quality of electricity are extremely important to enforce the reliability of electrical power supply. By improving cos phi and lowering harmonic currents, operational and maintenance costs are lowered and fuel costs and CO2 emissions reduced. We provide quantitative data based on scientific research.

15:30

IHC services – lifecycle support

Hans Speksnijder
Product manager
Royal IHC
NETHERLANDS
The presentation will discuss Royal IHC's lifecycle support, 24/7 renovation services, condition-based services, consultancy, Training Institute, maintenance strategies and their implementation.
Please Note: This conference programme may be subject to change

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