Royal Canadian Navy Takes Part in Digital Pilot Program

 In Americas, Defense, Sea, Canada, Forces & Capabilities, FVEY
HMCS SaskatoonHMCS Saskatoon. Photo: USCG

Classification soci­ety ABS has announced a pilot pro­gram with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) to deliv­er the ABS Digital Asset Framework for the RCN’s mar­itime coastal defense ves­sels.

As explained, the ABS Digital Asset Framework forms the foun­da­tion of a broad­er Conditioned-Based Class pro­gram that trans­forms ship clas­si­fi­ca­tion from a cal­en­dar-based sched­ule to a con­di­tion-based model.

The project, which will start with HMCS Saskatoon, will sup­port the RCN’s larger Digital Navy Initiative.

In the pilot pro­gram, a net­work of data models will be gen­er­at­ed from a suite of ABS dig­i­tal solu­tions which include advanced con­di­tion analy­sis tools. This net­work of data models will sup­port the exe­cu­tion of an integri­ty man­age­ment pro­gram devel­oped specif­i­cal­ly for the RCN, accord­ing to ABS.

The multi-year pilot pro­gram will enable the RCN to mon­i­tor the con­di­tion of the vessel through­out its remain­ing ser­vice life using dig­i­tal twin tech­nol­o­gy and advanced ABS ana­lyt­ics to iden­ti­fy anom­alies, guid­ing inspec­tion and main­te­nance plan­ning.

Digital solu­tions that will be applied during this pilot pro­gram include a vessel-spe­cif­ic struc­tur­al sensor plan designed for mea­sure­ment of global hull response, hull sensor pre-pro­cess­ing and data qual­i­ty checks, hull and oper­a­tional data dash­board visu­al­iza­tions, full struc­tur­al dig­i­tal twin cre­ation and ana­lyt­ics and RAM analy­sis.

“Together, the dig­i­tal solu­tions offer greater access to vessel-wide intel­li­gence pro­vid­ing a more holis­tic view of struc­tur­al health and the con­di­tion of on-board equip­ment. This allows the RCN to plan future main­te­nance actions based on the actual con­di­tion of the vessel,” ABS said.

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