Wärtsilä’s Operim – Operational Performance Improvement & Monitoring – provides owners and operators with real-time data on Wärtsilä products and solutions on-board. This enables the implementation of cost-saving operating performance improvements in a continuous and dynamic fashion.
Vessels are only as efficient as the way they are operated and inefficiencies can translate into avoidable costs that impair profitability. Operim utilises the latest digital technology to provide the data needed to allow the vessel, and the machinery driving it, to be operated at optimal efficiency at all times. It monitors performance constantly so that adjustments can be made as operating conditions, including external factors such as sea and weather, change.
Precise, accurate data as delivered by Operim means that operating decisions no longer need to be made based only on assumptions. By knowing all the facts relating to the vessel’s performance, the guesswork is taken out of the decision-making process and optimal efficiency can be achieved.
Operim is a central pillar in our Smart Marine Ecosystem approach to creating the greater levels of efficiency, safety, and environmental sustainability needed as the maritime industry adjusts itself to meeting the challenges of an emerging new era.
Operim is currently available for Wärtsilä’s gas portfolio, including LNG and LPG Carriers, and will soon be rolled out for Biogas and to water and waste treatment solutions. The long-term vision is for all Wärtsilä assets to be delivered digitally augmented and integrated with Operim.
At Wärtsilä, we are dedicated to enhancing the lifecycle performance of our customers’ products and systems with fully integrated smart systems. Operim makes this possible.
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:
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: