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Vessel Monitoring

Minimize maintenance costs maximize fleet utilization

Monitor the condition of your vessel’s critical equipment, engine performance, and vessel motion, aggregate it across your fleet, combine it with operational data, and visualize it in one easy-to-use analytics tool.

Benefit from monitoring solutions seamlessly integrated with the Onboard Platform

System integration on board is still a big challenge for the maritime industry. With Onboard, you have access to a single, easy-to-install solution and growing ecosystem of monitoring technologies.

  1. Simple

    Install the Onboard Maritime IoT Gateway, connect plug and play sensors, select your monitoring solutions, and everything else works out of the box.

  2. Automatic synchronization

    Measurements on board are automatically sent to shore, can be shared with a click of button and are available in the Vessel API for further integration.

  3. Better

    Monitored data is correlated and aggregated in Onboard Analytics to give you a better understanding of vessel and equipment usage, performance and health.

Condition monitoring without the hassle

Protect your rotating equipment on board such as engines, generators, gearboxes, thrusters, pumps, hydraulic power packs, and so on with industry-leading intelligent vibration sensors.

These sensors simultaneously monitor impact (acceleration peak), fatigue (average velocity), friction (average acceleration), severity (crest factor) and temperature (Degrees Celsius) to detect a variety of mechanical issues, such as unbalance, looseness, misalignment, bearing failure, gearbox mesh tooth fault or cavitation.

Set individual alarming thresholds for every machine, and optimize service intervals based on the actual condition of the equipment, before major damage.

Motion monitoring that enables you to see and achieve more

Motion monitoring enables you to accurately measure the roll, pitch, yaw and heave motion of vessels. With Onboard, you can combine motion indicators with weather and navigational sensor readings and other vessel operational data.

Motion data is available for real-time decision support and stored for evaluation and reporting. Use cases include work ability analysis, trim optimization, and the ability to reduce the risk of cargo damage.

Engine monitoring that works with every engine

Monitor critical performance parameters of your engines such as fuel rate, engine speed, load, oil pressure, coolant temperature, running hours, and so on. Onboard is brand agnostic, and works with every engine or engine control unit with a CANbus or Modbus interface.

Measurements provide useful information about engine performance and condition. This helps you troubleshoot engine conditions and potentially eliminate a service technician’s preliminary visit to a vessel.

Motion reference unit

  • Roll and pitch accuracy: 0.01°
  • Angular range: ± 45°

Supported engine interfaces

  • Modbus: TCP / UDP / Serial
  • CANbus: J1939 / CAN FD
  • NMEA: TCP / UDP / Serial

Vibration sensor

  • Frequency range: 2…10000 Hz
  • Acceleration peak (a-Peak): 0...50 g
  • Average velocity (v-RMS): 0…0.045 m/s
  • Average acceleration (a-RMS): 0…490.3 m/s²
  • Surface temperature: -30…80 °C
  • Crest factor: 1...50

Get started with Onboard

Getting started with Onboard is easy. We offer services and support throughout rollout and beyond on request, that extends installation support to consultancy services, training your crew and colleagues onshore, and supporting you with custom data analysis.

  1. Install plug and play Maritime IoT Gateway

    Installation is a simple procedure, which can be done by your own staff, with the help of Onboard, or by Onboard completely.

    Maritime Gateway
  2. Run apps, streamline operations

    It’s as easy as that. You’re ready to slash fuel consumption, remove pointless paperwork, and aggregate data from disconnected systems.

    Onboard Apps
  3. Create your own visualizations and reports

    Search, select, combine, visualize and report rich contextualized data from across your fleet in any way you like.

    Onboard Analytics
  4. Take vessel communication to the next level

    Deeply integrate maritime data from across your fleet directly into your workflows, business intelligence tools, and applications.

    Vessel API