iRAMS – Intelligent Remote Asset Management System
AST iRAMS is a ground breaking proven vessel engine and asset management system. Global marine and remote vessel monitoring technologies have advanced and improved recently with added functionality such as engine and sensor monitoring telemetry via satellite communications.
Prepare for the unexpected with iRAMS – be alerted shore side in near real time when things go wrong and protect your vessel and crew..
AST’s engine management system makes use of these technologies to transfer operational parameters from a vessel anywhere in the world, to your office. These parameters are then presented in the iRAMS Graphic User Interface shore side, enabling operations staff to view, be alerted and act upon the information in near real time.
iRAMS also provides the ability to feed this vessel information automatically into your preventative maintenance schedules. The engine management system provides all of this functionality and more. Installation on board your vessel of a tried and tested system that proactively monitors different aspects of your vessel is a simple and non-intrusive process.
Operating globally via satellite, iRAMS will be of particular interest to vessel operators with limited engineering resources on board as it provides a range of engine logging data and diagnostic information shore side via the GUI.
Combined with a range of configurable alerts, sent via SMS or e-mail to the Operations Manager or Fleet Engineer, the system provides early warning alerts of anomalies before they become problematic.
The on-board hardware connects to your vessels most expensive component (the engines) and transmits the data in near real time to a simple to a shore side user web interface. This web interface then allows shore based operations staff clear visibility of the not only the vessels location, but also its engine data. The engine data is presented in a format similar to the on-board engine MPD’s.
This information is all retained and can be used to improve operational efficiency through the KPI reporting tool by comparing vessels or fleets. All of the engines historic data is automatically stored in a secure server ready to be accessed at any time. This data can also be fed into your existing maintenance scheduling tool or fed into the AST PMS (Planned Maintenance System).
Placing geo-fences around the vessels home ports and work areas provides the shore based operations staff detailed transit data. The system will send the shore based staff an email or text message when a vessel leaves port for example.
Up to 10% fuel savings
* Up to 10% fuel consumption saving data based on a 12 month period (16th January 2018 – 2nd January 2019) on a twin engine Crew Transfer Vessel utilising iRAMS to monitor a reduction in steaming RPM to 1700 RPM as opposed to a maximum 2100 RPM. No guarantee of fuel saving can be made as vessel type, weather conditions, Skipper behaviour and other factors can all influence fuel efficiency.