AS Labruna SEA. Predictive maintenance is an ever present motto of the 4.0. AS Labruna has applied this concept to the axis line to achieve a truly predictive system. We asked more about it to the Ceo, Massimo Labruna.
Sea 4.0. What is it all about?
It is a project in collaboration with Technosec (information technology and cloud) and Dell for the creation of a predictive maintenance system to be installed on boats. Briefly, we collect data from the engine and the axis line, we store it and we send it to the cloud.
This is not only a console for the static logging of data, Sea 4.0 is able to analyse and map that data in order to schedule the maintenance on the basis of the actual engine usage. The official presentation will be at the Mets in Amsterdam.
Can an alert save a life?
Let me give you an example. If the oil level sensor detects a consumption higher than a predefined percentage of the fuel consumption, an alert will warn both the maintenance technician and the ship owner of an abnormal oil consumption which could indicate potential failure in the future.
Hence does it simplify the procedures on board?
With an augmented reality device the technician can split the screen to be able to monitor the parameters in real time while reading the manual. The prediction is therefore made using real data.
Sea 4.0 includes a sensor for ferromagnetic contamination.
Oil can be contaminated with ferrous particles or ingress of water. This sensor makes it possible to identify the symptoms and promptly take action.
How is the work divided between the three participants in the project?
Dell has provided a multifunction router-modem with Can interface. Technosec, on the other hand, has provided the cloud infrastructure. We, at AS Labruna, have selected the sensors, identified the data and developed the algorithms. Even the Ecu, a double dual core microprocessor with 3 can channels, is a Labruna product.