News & Events

Company news, software updates, new developments, and the latest in ship health monitoring

High-Accuracy Fuel Monitoring with Fuel Vision

Monday, October 1st, 2012

MACSEA’s Fuel Vision system now works with Emerson’s Micro Motion Coriolis® flow meters for high-accuracy fuel monitoring to help ship operators quantify the real effects of various energy conservation measures.

Data Security for Remote Equipment Health Monitoring

Friday, August 24th, 2012

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, approximately 90 percent of the nation’s critical infrastructures are privately owned and operated. Various industries included in these infrastructures, such as transportation, electric, oil and gas, water, etc. have come to rely heavily on industrial control systems for equipment health monitoring, quality control, and remote maintenance support.

DEXTER Supports Open Systems Architecture for Diagnostic Data Interchange

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

DEXTER reports machinery diagnostic and prognostic results in XML-based formats for importing into most computerized maintenance management systems. This capability facilitates data interchange between disparate IT systems using XML, including legacy systems. High design and development costs associated with compliance to specific protocols can be avoided using XML schema definitions.

Teaching Computers to Think Like Engineers

Monday, July 30th, 2012

The marine industry is increasingly adopting Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) as cost-effective strategy for Reduced Total Ownership Cost, fostering the approach of performing maintenance only when objective evidence of need exists.  However, because of the special skills and time required to implement CBM, particularly as ship systems become more complex, future ship systems should employ artificial […]

Sensors – The Eyes and Ears of Ship Automation – Part 2

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Sensors are the eyes and ears of your automation. Their health is essential to all shipboard monitoring and control functions that require reliable data to synthesize decisions. In Part 2 of this series, we present some advanced research involving two multivariate machine learning algorithms; nonlinear state estimation and support vector machines, both applicable to shipboard […]

Sensors – The Eyes and Ears of Ship Automation – Part 1

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Sensors are the eyes and ears of your automation. Their health (i.e. accuracy and reliability) is essential to all shipboard monitoring and control functions that require reliable data to synthesize decisions, which pretty much includes everything. What is surprising is that, even with this critical role in machinery control, sensor health has received scant attention […]

Reducing the Risk of Diesel Engine Crankcase Explosions

Monday, April 30th, 2012

In a time when modern automation systems are supposed to prevent crankcase explosions and the ensuing engine room fires, these types of incidents are far from a rarity. In fact, several recent incidents, particularly in the cruise industry, have left ships without power for days and have resulted in financial losses totaling in the millions […]

MACSEA Forms Strategic Alliance with Binsfeld Engineering for Torquemeters

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

MACSEA Ltd, who recently initiated its Hull Medic hull fouling monitoring service, has formed a strategic alliance with Binsfeld Engineering Inc, a leading manufacturer of shaft torque and power measurement systems for the marine industry.

MACSEA to present hull condition monitoring paper at Intelligent Ships IX – May 25, 2011

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

MACSEA will present a paper entitled “Using a Ship’s Propeller for Hull Condition Monitoring” at the upcoming Intelligent Ships Symposium IX sponsored by the American Society of Naval Engineers.

Hull Medic™ detects $136K/month in wasted fuel due to hull fouling

Friday, February 25th, 2011

MACSEA’s new Hull Medic system detected the onset of hull fouling that was estimated to cost around $136,000 per month of unnecessary fuel consumption by one Navy ship.