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IoT innovations to reduce deadweight survey costs by up to 75 per cent

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Shipowners can reduce deadweight vessel audits costs by up to 75 per cent with Tymor Marine’s (DW8) system

Larger ships including oil and gas floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels can look forward to reduced survey costs with Tymor Marine’s DW8 system – a program that uses Internet of Things (IoT) to perform and manage deadweight audits. The company is expected to roll out the system this year, and has received their first order from a leading international offshore drilling contractor.

From manual to automated
DW8 technology enables vessel owners and operators to reduce operation interruptions by migrating from manual third-party onboard inspections to a secure web-based software system which records and tracks historic information over time. Through embedding the data collection process into a continuous management system, significant number of manpower is reduced for physically collating and verifying the information onboard. Shipowners can also enjoy downtime savings through this program.

DW8 draws on a vessel-specific system to collate data and deliver proforma reports to fast-track submission to the authorities. A tracked history of prior deadweight information and lightship addition logs is created to produce up-to-date details for the vessel’s stability computer, and identify any weight discrepancies. The end result is smoother operations accompanied by lower risks, enhanced safety and full compliance with statutory regulations.

Another advantage of DW8 is the flexibility of updating the version through QR codes scanning by with mobile phones. Objects can be added and removed with visual records, measurements and notes. The system can also be customised for single vessel-based users or allow shore-based users to access multiple vessel databases.

Remote auditing
Kevin Moran, managing director at Tymor explained: “ is a unique resource that will last for the life of the vessel, delivering cumulative intelligence, cost and efficiency savings and enhanced safety. Once installed, the system is completely independent, allowing any crew member, auditor or third-party to utilise it.

“Since the start of the pandemic, we have accelerated investment in R&D to deliver new technology and improve operational efficiencies in the maritime sector. The introduction of complements our remote auditing service, which was introduced earlier this year. The commercial roll-out of DW8 is now underway. We are delighted to have received our first order from a major drilling contractor and would encourage anyone interested to get in touch.”

Tymor Marine has also extended the DW8 system to Mercy Ships, is a faith-based international development organisation that deploys hospital ships. Global Mercy, the world’s largest charity hospital ship will be Tymor Marine’s first charitable partner to install the DW8.

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