Safety & Availability modules
The Response Forecast module provides a forecast for motions, velocities and accelerations for a vessel. It facilitates the crew to take the vessel responses into account when planning (and making changes to) the route. The forecast also offers accurate insight into the impact of the weather on the vessel and her cargo giving the possibility to the crew to make decisions at an earlier stage, leading to saved fuel and time.
OCTOPUS Motion Monitoring with a single sensor setup (MMS-1) provides measurement of motions, velocities and accelerations on the vessel. The system is included with alarm management for real-time and statistical values. By transferring this data to the Fleet Portal
for onshore insight, critical situations or accidents can be analyzed, leading to increased understanding of vessel limitations and prevention of situations where the vessel and her cargo are at risk. With the Advanced Motion monitoring set-up a large number of different locations on the vessel and cargo can be monitored simultaneously.
For vessels equipped with a Dynamic Positioning system, ABB's DP Forecast software includes a prediction if the vessel is capable to maintain her DP position during an operation. This leads to maximized workability, less fuel consumption and more productive hours during operations where the DP system is used. The DP software calculates an onboard forecast of the mean and slowly varying forces acting on the vessel due to currents, wind and waves.