ClassNK certifies Alpha Ori’s predictive maintenance solution

by 11, May, 2021Innovation, Maritime 4.00 comments


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Alpha Ori Technologies (AOT) has secured certification for its predictive maintenance solution, AssetAI, from ClassNK.

A real-time cloud-based module, created specifically for the marine market, AssetAI, utilises machine learning algorithms on real-time sensor data to provide actionable insights.

As operational expenditure in shipping increases, preventive maintenance isn’t sufficient as a status quo. It is increasingly critical for shipowners and operators to reduce costly downtime while optimising inventory, resource and logistics planning. AssetAI’s ability to provide early warning for potential failure, estimate remaining useful life and prescribe maintenance actions using AI/ML represents the next generation of innovation in marine maintenance practice.

ClassNK innovation endorsement instils confidence in shipowners for deploying a predictive maintenance solution onboard to monitor equipment degradation, catch anomalies and prevent failures. AOT’s AssetAI solution also provides real-time health scores and the remaining useful life of equipment for planning condition-based maintenance and overhaul.

“ClassNK has successfully confirmed a set of predictive maintenance functions of Alpha Ori’s AssetAI under our certification scheme tailored to innovative technologies. I hope our third-party verification would encourage the industry to adopt and utilise the innovations driven by digital technologies,” said Hayato Suga, corporate officer, director of plan approval and technical solution division, ClassNK.

Rajesh Unni, Co-CEO, AOT, commented: “AOT’s predictive maintenance solution has opened up wide possibilities for the shipping industry to embark on a condition-based maintenance strategy to increase reliability and reduce equipment downtime. Receiving ClassNK innovation certification is a testament to the high standard we have set for ourselves.”

“Kumiai Senpaku, Tokyo, was the first company globally to go for full fleet digitalisation and our LPG ‘Hourai Maru’, was the first by Class NK to be certified for SMARTShip systems in March 2019. We are excited to partner with Alpha Ori for their technology leadership in the maritime domain and strongly believe this is the way forward by going for Digital Transformation. We are sure that with ClassNK innovation endorsement for their AssetAI, predictive maintenance application, a tangible impact will be made on our business operations by improving vessel reliability, reducing equipment downtime and avoiding any safety and regulatory non-compliance” said Mr. Nobutaka Mukae, president, Kumiai Senpaku, Tokyo.

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