ABS and Chevron Shipping to launch digital fleet management journey
ABS and Chevron Shipping Company LLC took the first step on their pioneering digital fleet management journey with ABS Smart vessel ratings.
The Suezmax lightering vessel Pegasus Voyager is the first vessel in Chevron 's fleet to receive the SMART-MHM (Machinery Health Monitoring) ABS maintenance optimisation notation, with the Polaris Voyager on course to receive the notation soon with more vessels expected to follow. The Pegasus Voyager is the first ABS classified vessel to qualify for the notation SMART-MHM.
The Asset Integrity team of Chevron and the ABS Digital Solutions team work closely on digital strategies to drive enhanced risk management, streamline the class interface and increase the availability of assets.
“We value the opportunity to partner with ABS and further utilize the investment Chevron Shipping has made with predictive maintenance tools. The ABS Smart Function approved technology provided by the DEI Group is installed on twenty of Chevron’s vessels and clearly demonstrating value. The system provides visibility into equipment health that is unavailable with any other monitoring systems allowing us to quickly identify and act on degrading conditions. Not only do these tools make our vessels more reliable, but they also reduce our costs by avoiding expensive equipment failures,” stated Steve Brady, Asset Integrity Manager, Chevron Shipping.
Chevron has long been a pioneer in preventive maintenance, earning ratings for its fleet from PMP (Preventative Maintenance) and using a variety of ABS remote survey services. The notation ABS SMART-MHM leverages Chevron 's investment in fleet sensor technologies to support remote analytics, using Class crediting machinery data.
Maritime Business World