ABS and SHI team up to develop smart hull monitoring technology

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) maritime classification society has agreed to collaborate with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) on the development of intelligent hull monitoring software.

Under the Joint Development Project (JDP), the entities will build smart ship technology for structural health monitoring (SHM) using an array of hull sensors. This is expected to facilitate more informed and focused hull surveys.

SHI’s Hull Stress Monitoring System (HSMS), which will be developed in accordance with the ABS Smart Functions guide, will be fitted on a new container ship scheduled for delivery in 2024.

The HSMS software will be integrated with SHI’s SVESSEL smart platform with the aim of accelerating the conversion of conventional analog ship systems to digital-based ship lifecycle management systems.

SHI will be eligible to obtain a Product Design Assessment (PDA) for SMART (SHM), Level 3, upon project completion.

Once the HSMS system is installed on the vessels, they will also be qualified to receive the ABS SMART (SHM) Tier 3 rating.

Patrick Ryan, Senior Vice President of Global Engineering and Technology for ABS, said: “With SHI, we are committed to advancing safety and efficiency through the application of intelligent software and techniques. digital.

“As a leader in supporting the adoption of smart technologies at sea, we are proud to work with forward-looking companies such as SHI to continue to develop practical applications for the technology with a focus on safer operations.”

Last month, ABS, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) and GasLog have partnered to develop an on-board CO₂ capture and storage system.

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