Energy efficiency on board
InfoSHIP®EGO, Energy Governance, is the fastest growing fleet performance monitoring tool on the market. Developed by RINA in cooperation with IB Software and Consulting, it was first installed in 2014 and is now on board more than 130 ships with over 100 more installations ordered. The software has an exciting roadmap of new features to be delivered in the coming releases that will make InfoSHIP® EGO a superlative tool for fleet performance management at an unrivaled value for money.
InfoSHIP®EGO has a wide variety of features to effectively monitor fleet performance: real time data acquired by sensors are continuously benchmarked against targets in order to promptly recognize maintenance needs from arising inefficiencies. Pop-up or e-mail alerts can be configured and triggered for all the logical conditions that a user may request, voyages and ports are automatically detected by the system as well as ECA/SECA areas and channels. Optimum operational parameters are suggested to personnel on board in order to reduce fuel consumption.
InfoSHIP®EGO is always recording: at sea, maneuvering or drifting, and in port. This great amount of data, compared to the de facto maritime standard of noon reports, allows applying machine learning techniques in order to understand how the ship behaves in terms of propulsive power and fuel consumption in the different loading and environmental conditions the ship is deployed in. RINA provides data analytics services as well as CFD simulations in order to provide even more value to InfoSHIP®EGO customers.
More and more regulations are coming from flag administrations, the EU and IMO. InfoSHIP®EGO is a powerful tool to collect reliable data from ships, organize and analyze the information in a data warehouse ashore, and output raw or processed data according to a standard template or a custom one requested by the customer.
Beyond paper: InfoSHIP®ELB. Traditional logbooks have always been used on vessels to document internal activities for different aims, such as to comply with the rules, communicate with the authorities, etc. In a world that is placing evermore emphasis on sustainable practices, InfoSHIP ELB has been designed to electronically record the daily operations on-board and to replace many of the traditional paper logbooks. In addition to this, it aims to connect this information to the offices which currently have no direct access to the hardcopies on-board. It is important that some of this data would be available for double checking by people ashore in order to reduce the risk of possible fines or major non-conformities (e.g. some data included in the Oil Record Book). For this reason, InfoSHIP ELB has been designed to allow all users to improve their record keeping operations to comply with regulations and it is conceived in order to be able to control data coherence ensuring that the info herein inserted is reliable.
Oil Record Books (ORB) collect sensitive data making the use of good tools to protect the crew and company valuables. InfoSHIP®ELB-ORB management has been developed according to international regulations (IMO, SOLAS, MARPOL, ISPS Code, STCW-95) and it represents the electronic replacement of the Oil Record Book Part I. It is intended to prevent missing ORB data reported on board, failure to document entries in the ORB, falsification of log entries and discrepancies between entries into the ORB.
The attention paid to Bilge and Sludge Management (BSM) and its simplification is particularly high due to its importance in terms of reporting, control from the office, its environmental impact and for the reduction of possible infringements of regulations. It is a module designed to support vessels for BSM reporting by helping users to fill in the information in a controlled and safe way. It is specifically concieved for common tank operations such as daily soundings and monitoring the congruence between the production of bilge and sludge and the current storage capacity of the ship.
The adoption of InfoSHIP®ELB allows all data recorded on-board to be automatically transferred on-shore for analysis and control. The data is collected and stored in a single repository for further statistical evaluations, dashboards, what-if analyses, etc. An option to extract the data of InfoSHIP®ELB is possible for ship owners in cases the data is requested by authorities.