(BUSAN) The Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) Machinery Health Monitoring System (SMHMS) has received the ABS SMART (MHM) Tier 2 approval in principle (AIP) for machinery health monitoring.
The system will be integrated into SHI’s proprietary SVESSEL Smart Platform as a condition-based monitoring/maintenance module. SMHMS can support main engines, generators, compressors, pumps and fan bearings with the initial application potentially installed on a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier.
Recognized with a certificate presentation at KORMARINE 2023, the SMART (MHM) Tier 2 AIP is part of a larger joint development project (JDP) between SHI and ABS that aims to enhance operational safety with smart ship technology.
“As a leader in supporting the adoption of smart technologies at sea, ABS is proud to work with forward-looking companies such as SHI to continue to develop practical and safe applications for these technologies,” said Patrick Ryan, ABS Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
Hyun Joe Kim, SHI Vice President, Autonomous Ship Research Center, said: “We’re very pleased to work with ABS and thankful for the expertise involved to get the SMART (MHM) Tier 2 AIP which is the first milestone in the JDP with ABS. 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.”
“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.”
SHI’s monitoring system is being developed in accordance with the ABS Guide for Smart Functions for Marine Vessels and Offshore Units, which can be found here.
Photo Caption: Hyun-Joe Kim, SHI Vice President, Autonomous Ship Research Center, with Patrick Ryan, ABS Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer