Digitally Augmented and integrated with Operim
Digitally augmenting the product starts by enabling data collection. This can be achieved in several ways depending on the configuration of the vessel and the customers preferences. Installing dedicated Wärtsilä hardware or using the vessel IAS system. Furthermore, if the customer already has data in a cloud this can also be utilised. Once the data is collected it enters the Operim cloud service the heart of which is our digital twin of the product being monitored.
The digital twin is developed in conjunction with our data scientists and product experts who design the actual product to produce a realistic and insightful digital twin with its roots based in the product. Using the digital twin, we can compare the product actual performance against the calculated and expected performance allowing differences in performance to be identified. These can be then visualised through dashboard in the form of:
- Virtual Instrumentation: Showing either measured value form the product on board the vessel of a value calculated form several sensors e.g. “Super Heat”
- Performance insight (KPIs): Developed together with the product designers and customers.
- Smart notifications: notifications from the system to help improve the operation efficiency
These insights are then accessible to crew on board the vessel and the on-shore team via a cloud-based dashboard, to enable them to use the analytics and insight to monitor and improve the product performance.
OPERIM also enable Wärtsilä support staff to be connected to provide additional assistance where required. So, in short digitally augmenting the product and integrating it with OPERIM consists of three key elements:
- Data collection
- Cloud service for analytics and insights
- Customer support