ABS Nautical Systems LLC has been selected by Single Buoy Moorings (SBM) to provide its ABS SafeNet Hull Maintenance management software for the company's latest FPSO (floating production/offloading storage) vessel, currently under conversion. The Amazon Falcon, a former tanker, is undergoing conversion at Keppel Fels shipyard in Singapore. It is the first SBM vessel to utilize this type of operational management software.
The Hull Maintenance module is one of a suite of integrated fleet operational management programs available from ABS Nautical Systems. It provides a comprehensive system by which an operator can monitor the condition of a vessel's hull structure throughout its working life. It includes a complete technical model of the vessel, its structural data and survey history including details on all repairs and modifications. ABS NS has already modeled the main cargo block of the Amazon Falcon. This computer modeling has returned immediate dividends as it has enabled more efficient on-site management of the shipyard conversion project.
Some of the features of the Hull maintenance module include: 3-D graphical representation of the hull, detailed 2-D models of structural components, life cycle gauging history, coating condition, anode condition, damage and repair history, a comprehensive electronic library of condition and damage photographs, accurate prediction of future structural deterioration and remaining life of members, and assistance in the development of cost-effective maintenance and repair strategies.