Optimarin was sitting on large amounts of data on ballast water quality all over the world, but it was static and manually processed. They needed a better overview of this complex data to streamline their ballast water operations and efficiently report to the regulatory bodies for compliance.
A visual tool for aiding compliant ballast operations worldwide, optimizing ballast operations to reduce port time, save fuel and time at sea
Replace manual processes and static data management of water quality and compliance reporting for ballast water in ships
- Compliance reporting to regulatory bodies
- Faster access to ports with compliance reporting
- Remote vessel service
- Additional product offering for Optimarin customers
- Ensuring more eco-friendly ballast water procedures
- Savings of fuel and time at sea
- Time and cost reduction
While ships are either in transit without cargo, carrying heavy cargo, or navigating turbulent waters, additional stability is necessary. Water is pumped into the ballast tank to ensure safe and stable manoeuvring of the ship.
When the same water is pumped out into the ocean in a different part of the world, it can cause environmental damage to the local ecosystem. That is why it’s important to measure and monitor the quality of the ballast water, and locate the optimal areas to perform the filling or dumping of the tank.
Optimarin, a Norwegian company providing a ballast water treatment system, was sitting on a vast amount of data on water quality from ports all over the world. However, they had no proper interface or overview of this data, and it was not accessible to their customers.
From the first workshop to production rollout, it took 2-3 weeks. Appfarm partner Digitread Connect used their KYB platform to gather all of Optimarin’s data on water quality and put it into context. The project was divided into two parts: edge connectivity and data visualization/application development in Appfarm.
Optimarin had the responsibility to send data to Digitread’s industrial data platform KYB, while they developed the application.
“Since we were able to visualize the data as soon as it was sent from the edge, we also made several iterations on the formats, frequency, and edge connection in tandem with the application development.”
– Lars Bergh Hvidsten, Product Manager at Digitread Connect.
Their project method was agile, with daily standups with Optimarin.
“The fun part with this was that from day to day, we could test and verify new functionality directly with Optimarin because we could focus on the front-end development instead of back-end services.”
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