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HAT prototype system under evaluation by PRIME MARINE

HAT is a Digital Health Monitoring System designed and developed for ship rotating machinery by an FNT at Sea Services research and development team of vibration analysts, specializing in Digital Signal Processing and Control Systems.

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A series of HAT prototypes have been developed for demonstration, testing and evaluation onboard a variety of vessels from several companies interested in having a hands-on experience of an advanced portable Condition Monitoring system.

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The scope of HAT is to support the transition of the shipping industry into the digital era, by diminishing the need for physical surveys and substituting the requirement for vibration analysis by onshore specialists, as part of ships’ machinery Condition Monitoring program. In addition, HAT instantly shares the information of ship machinery condition with fleet managers and superintendents through an on-line data analytics platform.

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HAT is an advanced portable vibration meter, equipped with a 3-axis IEPE accelerometer with an embedded diagnostics algorithm. The algorithm is running continuously, analyzing vibration readings and instantly provides to the user a detailed report of machinery condition, analysis findings and straightforward recommendations for remedial actions, if required. A supervised machine-learning algorithm supports and continuously updates the fault indicators values, in order to improve system reliability.

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HAT is currently undergoing LR Digital Health Monitoring System approval and is planned to be available on the market by the end of October 2020 by HAT Analytics a spin-off of FNT at Sea Services. For more information about HAT please click  here

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Prime Marine Tankers who will be installing the HAT prototype onboard their Panamax Tanker FLAGSHIP LOTUS is an operator of 36 Oil Product Tankers and 5 LPG Carriers. The Company invests in new technologies and already uses a number of integrated digital on-line monitoring systems for the effective monitoring of the vessels’ performance and for establishing essential statistical information. The Company’s intentions with FNT’s HAT is to broaden the Condition Based Monitoring techniques fleet-wide and at the same time to establish statistical data for optimizing the company’s Planned Maintenance system.

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