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15.11.2023 - Blog

Improve ship efficiency with onboard Alerts and ship performance monitoring  

Performance alerts are essential in modern ship management, as they swiftly identify and address operational malfunctions. They play a pivotal role in enhancing vessel efficiency, safety, and regulatory compliance within maritime operations. 

They come in various types each serving a specific purpose. The most common are fuel efficiency, safety, environmental compliance, and operational efficiency. 

Timely responses to performance alerts result in substantial cost savings by reducing fuel consumption, minimizing maintenance costs, and optimizing operations. 

In the shipping industry, adherence to environmental regulations is of utmost importance. Performance alerts play a vital role in helping vessels remain within emissions limits, thereby preventing fines and ensuring compliance with CO2 emissions regulations. 

How dose Performance Pre Alerts work in shipping?

Sensors and data sources onboard collect a range of data, including GPS coordinates, engine performance metrics, weather, and cargo status. 

The Ship Performance Monitoring System instantly receives data and starts data analysis using advanced algorithms. To ensure that the data is reliable, the system regularly analyzes it to identify implausible information that automatic performance alerts may have missed. 

The system detects deviations from predefined parameters or thresholds and triggers alerts, which it then communicates to relevant personnel. These early warnings enable them to take immediate action to address the issue. 

Example of ship performance alerts: 

Ship Performance alerts notifies crew when action needs to be taken for enhancing operations.

Picture: Ship Performance alerts notifies crew when action needs to be taken for enhancing operations.

RINA CASE: How to reduce fuel consumption with Ship Performance Alert for a Diesel Generator

Crews tend to run extra diesel generators (DG) at low Maximum Continuous Rating (MCR) for safety, resulting in unnecessary fuel consumption. We successfully implemented this notification system in two companies, one small ferry company and one big containership company, resulting in positive outcomes and improved onboard practices.  

Our primary focus was to monitor and optimize inefficient diesel generator usage with a performance alert system. This allowed us to detect the number of active diesel generators and their respective maximum continuous ratings. 

In the first case, we observed a decrease in the number of generated alerts over time. In the second case, despite an increase in installations, the number of alerts generated remained consistently stable. 

DG MCR usage alerts generation over time

Picture: DG MCR usage alerts generation over time 

Pitcure: Vessels installed VS alerts generated

Enhance vessel efficiency using Performance Pre Alerts onboard

In conclusion, we cannot overstate the significance of performance pre alerts in shipping operations. Especially in the context of decarbonization and fleet performance. These alerts are instrumental in enhancing the overall efficiency, safety, and compliance within the shipping industry. 

In an industry where every advantage counts, performance alerts have emerged as a powerful tool for success.  

Shipowners, fleet managers, operators, and anyone involved in this field can experience a significant improvement in their operations by integrating performance alerts. 

Learn more about SERTICA Performance Monitoring System