Marine Maintenance World Expo 2017
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2017 Conference Programme


Day 1

Tuesday 6 June

08:15 - 08:55 - Networking Breakfast

Join us on the opening morning for our complimentary networking breakfast! All speakers, delegates, and sponsors are invited to attend

09:00 - 13:15 - Intelligent ship technology, IoT, and big data analytics for smarter fleet maintenance

Tania Berry, senior specialist (electrotechnical) – Marine Technical Policy Group, Lloyd’s Register, UK

09:00 - Eliminate unplanned downtime: IoT + artificial intelligence for ships
Simon Jagers, founder, Semiotic Labs BV, NETHERLANDS
Unplanned downtime of induction-motor-driven systems is costly. With 7% of induction motors failing on a yearly basis (IEEE, several reports), shipping industry costs are in the billions of dollars when it comes to downtime of radar devices, propulsion systems, HVAC systems and other electric motor-powered critical systems. At Semiotic Labs, we have developed a proprietary sensor and algorithms that predict when and why motor-driven applications fail, up to 12 months in advance. We are currently implementing the solution on several ships in a large-scale POC.

09:30 - Big data analytics and IIoT for marine maintenance
Dr Hao Wang, associate professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NORWAY
Vessel builders are installing sensors for different components, which provide more accurate and timely data on the status of marine systems. This development has been strengthened by the quick development of the new IIoT paradigm. Analytics results of the monitoring data support diagnosis of vessels, prediction for maintenance needs, and allocation of maintenance facilities and resources, especially for vessels operating in different international locations. Big Data Lab at NTNU, in collaboration with local industries, is developing a new visual analytics framework, covering data processing, decision support and visualisation. This talk will present the progress of the framework.

10:00 - Extracting real value from IoT analytics at the edge
Steve Driver, non-executive director, SRO Solutions Ltd, UK
This presentation will demonstrate how asset-intensive organisations can better leverage connected devices by merging real-time asset information with other critical asset information, enabling better optimisation of operations and maintenance. It will explain the value of IoT technologies in the industry and how, with robust and scalable data replication, asset management software has advanced far beyond more traditional CMMS. With some recent case study examples, the presentation will also describe how such systems are now being used to deliver high asset availability and real-time predictive maintenance by extracting value from the ever-growing list of IoT-enabled applications and devices.

10:30 - 11:00 - Break

11:00 - Ship asset management: best practice in a data driven age
Daniel C Shorten, managing director, Optimain Ltd, UK
One of the directions in which modern maintenance practices in marine are moving is the increasing demand for input from expert stakeholders beyond the boundaries of the shipping company. As more detailed data about assets is created, there is a growing need to understand the increasingly vast data and information flow. To effectively manage a ship’s assets you will need to aggregate the internal knowledge created by the operational teams, the design and operational knowledge of the original equipment manufacturers and also the expert skills of one or more independents such as the lube oil supplier, the vibration analysis provider, the ultrasonic and thermal imaging analysts. The best-practice control processes to emerge will increasingly require external experts who can effectively blend all that expertise, filter out less valuable data and work within an enterprise of competence to inform the fleet management about performance and further opportunities for optimisation. Then go on to buffer this data to provide useful actionable advice for superintendents and eventually the crew to enact.

11:30 - Predicting condition-based ship operations and maintenance
Dr Iraklis Lazakis, senior lecturer, University of Strathclyde, UK
The shipping industry is lately faced with a number of issues leading to unnecessary delays, insurance claims and potential concerns related to safety and environmental protection. These can be tackled through novel approaches, also considering the day-to-day operational profile of ships sailing worldwide through predictive ship machinery inspection and reliability performance. This presentation showcases the development of the Machinery Reliability Analysis tool considering component failure and degradation utilising raw recorded data. The tool involves the generation of Markov Chains integrated with Bayesian Belief Networks. Ship system components and interdependencies are considered, providing condition-based predictions for ship machinery/equipment.

12:00 - Health and energy management: enhancing value through total optimisation
Marco Cristoforo Camporeale, Vice President – Intelligent Asset Management, Rolls-Royce Marine, NORWAY
Rolls-Royce will demonstrate how its health and energy management solutions enhance performance reliability, lifecycle efficiency, safety and cost predictability by harnessing the power of big data. Rolls-Royce is able to provide predictive and preventative maintenance solutions, thereby improving asset availability and keeping customers' vessels on schedule. Rolls-Royce is also developing the next generation of diagnostics and optimisation technology based on machine learning, further exploiting big data. Rolls-Royce is leveraging these technologies and partnering with the customer in a new operating model designed to share operational risks and reduce the lifecycle cost of ownership.

12:30 - 13:15 - Panel Discussion: Enabling a data-smart future for marine maintenance

Daniel C Shorten, managing director, Optimain Ltd, UK
Dr Hao Wang, associate professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NORWAY
Simon Jagers, founder, Semiotic Labs BV, NETHERLANDS
Dr Iraklis Lazakis, senior lecturer, University of Strathclyde, UK
Marco Cristoforo Camporeale, Vice President – Intelligent Asset Management, Rolls-Royce Marine, NORWAY
Steve Driver, non-executive director, SRO Solutions Ltd, UK

Tania Berry, senior specialist (electrotechnical) – Marine Technical Policy Group, Lloyd’s Register

13:15 - 14:20 - Lunch

14:20 - 18:00 - Innovative inspection approaches

Daniel C Shorten, managing director, Optimain Ltd, UK

14:20 - Trends and innovation approaches for future maintenance with robots and drones
Tjerja Geerts, partner/innovation director, Business Innovation By Design, SWITZERLAND
Is the marine industry aware of the latest maintenance robot and drone technology trends? Does it have the right strategy for the application of robots and drones for future maintenance? Does it need new inspiration and fresh ideas? Industrial robots were first introduced during the 1960’s and were initially used for a variety of basic and repetitive tasks. The decades that followed have seen a huge leap forward in technology, acceptance and use across a variety of industries. Benefits are: an increase in productivity, improved safety, increased efficiency and reduction of required resources. These new developments force companies to think about the future, and about how to embrace new opportunities these innovations create. In order to thrive, new competitive strategies for future maintenance have to be developed. The challenges to face are: • Estimating which trends and improvements new technologies can bring to existing or new processes? • Identifying the right innovation approach to bring added value in the short and long term • How to integrate new technologies seamlessly and avoid disruption across the organisation? Major questions remain: When, where, and how to start? This presentation will enable attendees to recognise and avoid common innovation pitfalls in their future maintenance, and introduce them to a proven innovation framework to build the right foundation for a feasibility study, new business case or prototype project.

14:50 - Using drones to inspect vessels' confined spaces
Patrick Thevoz, co-founder and CEO, Flyability, SWITZERLAND
Throughout 2016, Flyability and its partners have performed pilot projects where Elios, a collision-tolerant flying robot designed for industrial inspection, has been used as a means of inspecting ballast tanks, engine rooms and fuel tanks in multiple vessels. In this presentation you will learn through multiple case studies how using drones to perform visual inspection indoors, in complex and confined spaces, increases operator safety, reduces downtime and cuts inspection cost.

15:20 - Innovative maintenance practice: using 360° cameras and virtual tours
Edgar Steinebach, innovation specialist, Seaway Heavy Lifting, NETHERLANDS
Current developments in the consumer market have made it very easy and affordable to create a virtual tour of any site where maintenance or other work is required. At Seaway Heavy Lifting we have adopted this technology to make site visits more efficient and to reduce the chance that an essential area is not photographed. Furthermore, the structure of a virtual tour gives the photographs a natural order and makes it instantly clear where a picture is taken on a site. This makes sifting through hundreds of uncatalogued pictures a thing of the past.

15:50 - 16:20 - Break

16:20 - Engine maintenance decisions based on borescope inspections: benefits and barriers
Steven Roos, surveyor marine engines and gearboxes, RDA Shiptech, NETHERLANDS
Borescopic inspection of critical engine components has been a key aspect of engine condition monitoring in the aviation industry for decades, thereby contributing to increased passenger safety and slashed maintenance costs. Small-scale projects on board ships have shown that multi-million savings are feasible when borescopic inspections are strategically applied in condition-based maintenance concepts of marine diesel engines. This presentation elaborates on the cornerstones of borescope inspection success in the aviation industry: inspectors, equipment, instructions and procedures. Also, the prerequisites for large-scale implementation and capitalisation of savings potential in the maritime industry will be discussed.

16:50 - Transform inspection and maintenance of marine assets with virtual presence
Dr Michael Murphy, vice president international operations, Librestream Technologies Inc, CANADA
Immediate access to experts and content is critical for operational success, and Librestream™s Onsight platform brings your experts virtually where and when you need them for fast problem resolution. Customers using the platform can share content, provide visual support for maintenance and preventative inspections. The platform supports the low bandwidth situations, including satellite, which are often found in the marine industry. Maritime organisations are now using this platform for remote diagnosis of shipboard issues with the help of onshore experts, and this virtual inspection and diagnostic capability reduces the time for problem resolution from days or even weeks, to now just minutes.

17:20 - Why preventive/proactive maintenance
Kees Veltman, director/owner, Solinas, NETHERLANDS
The presentation will discuss the journey to world-class maintenance for making more money. This will include: eliminating the cause of failures, modern maintenance technologies; why root cause maintenance = proactive maintenance; why it is better to hire women than men in proactive maintenance; look always to the optimum reference state; the power of an educated workforce.

*This Programme may be subject to change.

Day 2

Wednesday 7 June

09:00 - 13:30 - Data Driven Maintenance

Daniel C Shorten, managing director, Optimain Ltd, UK

09:00 - Crossing borders to innovate: Smart Maintenance for Ships SMASH
Michael van Alderwegen, project manager, Maritime Campus Netherlands, NETHERLANDS
About 90% of all innovations start with people from different disciplines accidentally meeting each other. With Smart MAintenance of Ships (SMASH) we took chance out of this equation. An asset owner formulates in what area predictive maintenance is highly valued. Whether it’s a thruster, an electric engine or the complete propulsion system. An independent or state funded development agency invites, both large and small but all passionate and high end, commercial companies. Together we explore options, we formulate and address the research question and then innovate together. If possible we include academy students to do research and vocational students to support installation. Crossing company, organisation and discipline borders wherever we can. SMASH is an initiative and collaboration of Innovation Quarter (IQ), Worldclass Maintenance (WCM) and Maritime Campus Netherlands (MCN), representing the North-West, South-West and South development regions of the Netherlands. Our project managers facilitate innovation and support national or European funding necessary to deliver results.

09:30 - Moving from planned to condition-based maintenance
David Chaderton, lead technical specialist, GE Energy Connections, UK
The presentation considers how the principles of condition-based monitoring and remote diagnostics can be extended to naval applications, considering the challenges of data security and organisational culture. The marine sector is under considerable pressure to optimise operations and reduce operational costs. This is leading to the development and implementation of remote monitoring, asset support and predictive analytics solutions. There are new sets of technologies that are starting to impact the sector, potentially providing key benefits. This approach is leading to centralised condition-based monitoring, enabling commercial operators to make more informed decisions based on data, and helping to improve a fleet’s operational efficiency. Historical data can be used to build a ‘blueprint’ of system equipment to predict its operational performance. In operation, a stream of data can be collected from multiple systems and networks, relating to the condition of individual components. This data can then be processed and translated into clear information to help understand the health of the equipment. This real-time monitoring can be used to provide navies with increased situational awareness. This paper explores how analytics can be used to help in predicting the future condition of a vessel’s assets. The aim is to enable operators to monitor vessels in real time, record and analyse their histories and search for anomalies. Early warnings can be raised when an asset is exhibiting an off-standard behaviour, identifying potential problems before they occur. Therefore, operators and maintainers can take action weeks or even months before a potential failure. This enables them to switch from planned to condition-based maintenance, potentially reducing downtime and creating significant cost savings. This technology enables access to real-time insight, enabling onshore equipment experts, no matter where they are in the world, to remotely diagnose problems and promptly advise on next steps.

10:00 - Keel to bridge – holistic asset management
Fraser Scott, global sales development director, Wärtsilä Corporation, FINLAND
Wärtsilä Spotlight is a holistic asset management and next-generation condition monitoring concept, taking a helicopter perspective towards the entire ship or asset – integrating, enriching and combining collected data and information from all critical systems and machinery aboard the ship, keel to bridge. The data is processed using advanced machine learning algorithms, which find patterns and learn system behaviour together with input from dedicated equipment experts and specialists. The results, including proactive advice and recommendations on how to improve the performance and reduce downtime, are continuously being presented in an open and transparent format and frequency suitable and desired by customers.

10:30 - 11:00 - Break

11:00 - Condition-driven maintenance strategy
Kristof Bresseleers, maintenance & reliability consultant, Allied Reliability Group, BELGIUM
Danielle Lammens, Maintenance Excellence Manager, Exmar Shipmanagement NV, BELGIUM
The development of a condition-driven maintenance strategy requires a thorough understanding of how your equipment functions and the failure modes that result in functional failure. Typically, the balance between preventive maintenance (PM) and condition-based maintenance is not correct in most maintenance schemes. This imbalance creates a higher cost of maintenance and lower levels of reliability than is acceptable, and certainly not what is expected of the system. The presentation shows a pragmatic approach to developing such a condition-driven maintenance strategy by means of examples within the Exmar Shipmanagement fleet.

11:30 - Using condition-based maintenance in the marine industry: the smarter way to do maintenance
Simon Edmondson, director, CMServices (Global) Ltd, UK
This presentation will discuss the use of condition monitoring 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.

12:00 - Predicting the future while managing the present
Martin Briddon, engineering and business development manager, James Fisher Marine Services (Mimic), UK
Today's technology allows ship owners to use their machinery data in a different way. This presentation shows how traditional condition monitoring data can be used in a powerful manner to understand the relationship between condition and efficiency.

12:30 - Using accumulated information to predict impending power-pack failures
Glyn Arthur, vice president, Luciad NV, BELGIUM
Current marine power units generate vast quantities of operational information. By using techniques first developed in the aerospace industry, ship operators are now able to accurately predict points of failure within the powertrain and take action. The presentation will show how that vast quantity of data can be collected, collated and interpreted in a simple format for the marine engineer.

13:00 - Wireless condition monitoring and energy harvesting on ship equipment
Vincent Le Breton, project manager, ACOEM, FRANCE
Despite the availability of various condition-based maintenance solutions, the approach commonly considered by the marine sector is still preventive and corrective (after failure occurs). In the objective of reduction of operational costs, a remote monitoring system together with analysis and smart diagnostics represents a significant breakthrough for the entire sector. We present a real implementation of an innovative monitoring solution in a ship environment, based on the combination of traditional vibration measurements as well as wireless technology together with smart supervision software. Eventually such a system provides an accurate status of rotating assets along with a user-friendly interface.

13:30 - 14:30 - Lunch

14:30 - 18:00 - Data Driven Maintenance - The Class Perspective

Daniel C Shorten, managing director, Optimain Ltd, UK

14:30 - Data and maintenance – the Lloyd's Register perspective
Matt Smith IMarEng, MIMarEST, lead machinery specialist investigations, fleet services, Lloyd's Register Marine & Offshore, UK
There are many ways to maintain equipment and machinery, from corrective maintenance through to reliability-centred maintenance and performance monitoring. There are also many ways in which classification societies ensure the safety and compliance of vessels under survey. The relationship between advanced maintenance, condition monitoring techniques and how these can be used to gain survey credit has historically been complex. Continual advances in condition monitoring, communications and data processing are changing the relationship between owners and class societies. This opens up more and varied ways in which organisations can work together to reduce the maintenance and survey burden while ensuring the safety and reliability of vessels remains at the highest possible levels. The aim of this presentation is to raise awareness of the class society approach to alternative survey methods.

15:00 - The ABS perspective on performance-based maintenance: a step beyond CBM
Dick Pronk, country manager, ABS, NETHERLANDS
Performance-based maintenance monitors system performance patterns, seeking potential failure trends in advance so that action may be taken to prevent catastrophic failure. This maintenance strategy leverages performance data collection and the maintenance management strategy by analysing 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.

15:30 - Condition-based maintenance – DNV GL class perspective
Thomas Knödlseder, senior engineer, DNV GL, NORWAY
A modern maintenance approach combines several philosophies, but predictive condition based maintenance (CBM) is high on everyone's agenda. DNV GL offers several follow-up regimes to match managers' requirements and needs. This presentation will give an overview of currently acknowledged condition monitoring methods by DNV GL, approval steps and outlook towards a data smart future.

16:00 - ClassNK CMAXS – an advanced machinery maintenance system using sensor data
Dr Abdul Rahim, regional manager, ClassNK, UK
ClassNK CMAXS is a cloud-based monitoring system that centrally manages many types of equipment with functions ranging from maintenance and spare part management to equipment condition diagnoses. One key feature is a system that can diagnose abnormal states to maintain machinery in optimal operational shape, using enhanced condition diagnosis technology and an innovative sensor data analysis algorithm. By collecting data from several sensors rather than just one, correlations can be identified and abnormal relations detected. The system can provide highly accurate condition analysis of not only data collected by the main engine sensors but also navigation data, such as weather and sea conditions, as well as early detection of abnormalities using a sophisticated algorithm. The application of the technology allows owners and operators to mitigate the risk of machinery failure, and no longer have to compromise safety or productivity due to unexpected circumstances. Many shipping companies have already chosen to install ClassNK CMAXS technology on their vessels, and this paper will show the benefits users can expect from this type of technology based on results from ships in operation.

16:30 - 17:00 - Break

17:00 - 18:00 - Panel Discussion The Class Society view of Data Driven Maintenance

Dr Abdul Rahim, regional manager, ClassNK, UK
Matt Smith IMarEng, MIMarEST, lead machinery specialist investigations, fleet services, Lloyd's Register Marine & Offshore, UK
Thomas Knödlseder, senior engineer, DNV GL, NORWAY
Dick Pronk, country manager, ABS, NETHERLANDS

Daniel C Shorten, managing director, Optimain Ltd

*This Programme may be subject to change.

Day 3

Thursday 8 June

09:00 - 12:30 - Innovative corrosion detection and repair

Matt Smith IMarEng, MIMarEST, lead machinery specialist investigations, fleet services, Lloyd's Register Marine & Offshore, UK

09:00 - Corrosion monitoring of maritime assets based on passive electrochemistry
Dr Axel Homborg, associate professor, Netherlands Defence Academy, NETHERLANDS
Monitoring corrosion of assets in a maritime environment is in many cases complicated. However, the consequences of corrosion problems occurring unexpectedly in terms of costs, downtime and safety are in many cases unacceptable. This presentation focuses on a passive, non-intrusive monitoring solution that detects and characterises electrochemical signals generated by corrosion. This provides essential information about the intensity and type of corrosion, which is valuable to the maintainer.

09:30 - Using pulsed laser to remove paint/corrosion from maritime platforms
Steve Pascoe, Babcock engineering services innovation lead, Babcock International Group, UK
Michael Greenland, ES innovation engineer, Babcock International Group, UK
Laser ablation is the process through which a pulsed laser beam sublimates a coating material from its underlying substrate. Within the naval marine environment, paint removal remains a labour-intensive task utilising several different methods that many deem outdated. These methods range from shot blasting to the use of a needle gun. Laser ablation represents the future for both paint removal and general-purpose cleaning of contaminants. After paint is ablated away, it retains an optimum level of paint adhesion allowing recoating. As a general-purpose cleaner of components, laser ablation can save countless man hours compared with traditional methods.

10:00 - Corrosion of cargo and ballast tanks in oil tankers
Prof Abdulaziz Almubarak, professor, College of Technological Studies, KUWAIT
Oil tankers suffer from severe corrosion inside the ballast tank and the cargo tank, including general corrosion, microbial-induced corrosion (MIC), pitting corrosion and stress corrosion cracking. Pitting is common in the bottom of the cargo tanks. The upper deck plate of cargo oil tanks is exposed to corrosive environments including inert gas and moisture. Coating is composed of binder, pigment and solvent. Binder and pigment form the final dry paint film, and solvents are necessary to facilitate application and initial film formation. Monitoring and annual service for oil tankers allow the tankers to live longer.

10:30 - Risk assessment and investigation of microbially influenced corrosion on ships
Graham Hill, managing director, ECHA Microbiology Ltd, UK
The marine environment can provide optimal conditions for proliferation of microbes that cause microbially influenced corrosion (MIC). MIC leads to rapid development of pitting in ballast tanks, fuel and oil tanks, cargo tanks, stern tube systems and bilges, with consequent serious implications for vessel operations, safety and class compliance. This presentation will explore the factors that lead to the onset of MIC and discuss some case histories. It will propose models for risk assessment, describe the typical indicators of MIC, and outline approaches to investigation and remediation.

11:00 - 11:30 - Break

11:30 - Application of laser weld overlay for the restoration of corrosion wasted ship component
Dr James Huang, subsection head DNPS 2-4, DGMEPM, National Defence, CANADA
Dr James Chen, senior research scientist, Natural Resources Canada, CANADA
The marine service environment causes considerable corrosion problems in naval vessels. For certain high-value items, repair vs. replacement could be a viable option. The choice of repair solution depends on suitability of the technology, ability to produce sound repairs and economic factors. This presentation introduces a laser weld overlay technology and its application for heavy spline shaft corrosion repair, with the aim of restoring the wasted spline profile. The feasibility, repair procedure development, validation and actual application are described. The cost factor of the repair process is also discussed.

12:00 - Reducing dock time with innovative corrosion repair
Henning Olsen, head of sales, Pinovo, NORWAY
Cost focus should not simply be about reducing the prices of current products and services. Perhaps more important is innovation; finding new ways of performing ship maintenance that are more efficient than current practices. Repairing corrosion damage using ATEX-certified vacuum blasting equipment allows chemical tankers, oil tankers, LNG carriers and bulk carriers alike to make permanent repairs while at sea or in port, thereby reducing the time in dock for classification, and increasing the ship's revenue potential. Taking a long-term view, continuous maintenance may also extend the lifespan of the ship, thereby increasing its second-hand market value.

12:30 - 14:00 - Lunch

14:00 - 16:00 - Increasing vessel safety by reducing maintenance-related accidents

Daniel C Shorten, managing director, Optimain Ltd, UK

14:00 - Maritime nations and how UK manufacturing expertise is improving safety
Dr Carl Hunter, CEO & MD, Coltraco Ultrasonics, UK
The presentation will explore the importance of the maritime sector, looking at the UK's place in the context of leading maritime nations. It will introduce ISO 14520 standards for gaseous extinguishing systems and outline the key issues pertaining to fire safety on board vessels at sea, where there is no fire brigade, heightening the importance of improving fire safety maintenance on board through crew learning how to safely inspect, and through continuous monitoring systems. These systems test the liquefied gaseous extinguishing systems and the integrity of the room in which they are situated, for a holistic approach to solving the problem of the ungoverned space at sea.

14:30 - Causes and trends in maintenance-related lifeboat accidents
Graham Wilson, senior lecturer in accident investigation, Cranfield University, UK
Various studies have reported the continuing trend for accidents involving the launching and recovery of lifeboats, despite the efforts of the maritime industry to tackle this problem. These accidents typically occur during drills and maintenance activities, tragically often resulting in loss of life or serious injury. Previous studies have reported that ineffective maintenance was a causal factor in many such accidents. This paper sets out to conduct a further detailed review of recent lifeboat accident investigations to identify contributory maintenance factors and trends relating to such accidents, and possible actions that can be taken to address these issues.

15:00 - Replacement parts and obsolescence: how additive manufacturing is changing the rules
Amelia Stead, additive manufacturing inspection surveyor, Lloyd's Register, UK
Perhaps better known as '3D printing', additive manufacturing (AM) is the term used in the manufacturing industry for the process of adding and fusing metal layer by layer to create a part or component. Initially used for fast prototyping, metallic AM is now being increasingly used to produce functional parts with significantly shortened lead times. The nature of the process means that parts can be easily customised and when coupled with 3D scanning, obsolete replacement parts can be quickly produced. The resulting benefits include a lower inventory level required, and an economic solution to obtaining hard-to-find and obsolete replacement parts – and ultimately, a potential solution for reducing costly downtime. This presentation will discuss the benefits of employing AM to reduce the time and costs involved in the maintenance of vessels, and associated challenges in the adoption of the technology.

15:30 - SHIPHULLSHM: structural health monitoring through acoustic emission on operative ship
Alberto Monici, technical director, ETS Sistemi Industriali Srl, ITALY
The European ship repair and maintenance industry is suffering from the impossibility to accurately quantify the extent of repair work required before the ship is in dock. Through our involvement in the EU-funded H2020 project SHIPHULLSHM (696961-1) and thanks to the fruitful collaboration with the Brunel Innovation Centre at Brunel University of London, we have analysed possible application of this method to implement continuous monitoring of ships' hulls to localise incipient failures, thus greatly increasing the efficiency of the ship repair process and operations carried out by repair providers. The system is able to analyse and identify initiated damage and incipient crack propagation in real time.

*This Programme may be subject to change.


Tuesday 6 June 10:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 7 June 10:30 - 19:00 *
Thursday 8 June 11.00 - 17:00

*free drinks party from 17.30 to 19.00hrs

Hall 11, RAI Amsterdam, Europaplein, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands


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