Fleet & Ship Performance Monitoring
In the most variable environment imaginable, knowing exactly what to expect from your vessel is the only basis for safe and effective decision making on the water.
Accurate vessel performance mapping (VPM) is critical to the safety and success of any operation at sea, especially in the shipping industry. It’s only possible to reduce energy waste and maximize profit margins when the existing performance has been measured precisely. S-E-A gives our clients access to engineers with maritime expertise, state of the art equipment, and valuable data.
Collecting Data for VPM
It used to be that data collection for vessels was limited to whatever came through in the captain’s daily reports. Those reports are indeed better than nothing, but there’s a lot of data that even the most experienced captains can’t see. S-E-A leverages state of the art data collection and modeling tools to help captains get a complete understanding of their vessel’s performance. The wealth of information leads to better decision making and reduced operating costs.
Leveraging Data for VPM
S-E-A’s network of professionals specializes in collecting and analyzing data based on hard scientific evidence. To make this data useful for our clients, we compile it in reports that explain our findings and outline insights clearly. Our presentation of the information gives organizations access to actionable understandings of their fleets and vessels.
S-E-A’s experience with VPM allows us to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on data analysis. We can compare any given fleet or ship with our other studies to see how it compares to industry standards. S-E-A starts with a solid understanding of a vessel or fleet’s current status and expands those findings into a comprehensive plan for future improvement.
VPM and Fuel Efficiency
Detailed data about a vessel’s performance allows the owner to maximize its fuel efficiency. All of the following can have an impact on a ship’s fuel consumption:
- Propellor pitch
- Speed control
- Route efficiency
- Trim optimization
- Cleanliness of propellers and other components
Detailed analysis of factors like those above can lead to insights that help ship owners get more out of their fuel supply. Increasing efficiency helps save money on fuel costs, and it also allows ships to stay compliant with rules and regulations.
Vessel Performance Mapping Services
S-E-A is a leader in failure analysis and investigation as well as performance analysis. Our forensic engineers offer their expertise in marine accident investigation, and they also help prevent accidents and waste by producing precise reports on all types of vessels. The open water is a volatile and dangerous environment, but S-E-A’s team of nautical specialists can help you conquer it. Find a professional to leverage our experience in vessel performance testing.
Learn more about our Vessel Performance Mapping Analysis.
S-E-A is a Forensic Engineering Firm with corporate headquarters based in Columbus, OH. S-E-A is a true multi-disciplined failure analysis company with fire investigators, civil engineers, electrical engineers, and mechanical engineers. Basically, if it fails or breaks we figure out how and why.
With 12 offices and over 300 professionals, S-E-A is able to provide an immediate response to our clients' needs regardless of location. Contact S-E-A at 800-782-6851 or via the website under Contact Us or Submit an Assignment.