Jul 2017

Navis Launches New Bluetracker Hull and Propeller Performance Monitoring Module

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Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world's leading organizations across the shipping supply chain, today announced Hull Monitor, a new module for the fleet performance management software Bluetracker. Hull Monitor tracks the degradation of the hull performance - resulting from self-polishing, fouling or damage - by way of speed loss calculations and visualizations, and correctively accounts for influencing factors such as weather (in accordance with ISO 19030).

The effects of the condition of the ship's hull and the propeller on the bunker consumption of a ship are significant and measurable. The new industry standard ISO 19030 - developed by shipping companies, paint and propeller manufacturers, data analysts and scientists - which recently took effect, describes the appropriate methods for measuring changes in the hull and the propeller performance. With Bluetracker Hull Monitor, ship managers and owners are able to access data from ongoing ship operations, on the basis of which they can determine the optimum point in time for a maintenance measure on the underwater hull. Ship managers, informed via an automatic notification function, can also react much more quickly to sudden, exceptionally high speed losses or changes to the hull outside of defined limits - e.g. in case of damage due to grounding, etc. - and thus save on extra expen...