CrewSmart gains approval for maintenance system

CrewSmart PMS employs estimated operational data to recommend maintenance schedules for assets and components. (Courtesy: CrewSmart)

The CrewSmart maritime operations management system has gained type approval for its Planned Maintenance System, part of its 2.0 software update.

CrewSmart PMS streamlines asset maintenance processes for offshore wind fleet managers to improve equipment efficiency, reduce costs, and prevent risks of breakdown or defects in assets during operation.

Safety and compliance are paramount concerns in offshore wind fleet management, critical to enable the fleet and its crew to operate at full capacity and provide vital operations and maintenance support to wind farms. Planning appropriate maintenance schedules is essential to maintaining these conditions.

“We use CrewSmart PMS to map out our service timelines based on time and engine hours, we look forward to it tracking inventory of all our supplies. The data has enabled us to make our service and maintenance processes much smoother and quicker, and gives us clear maintenance records to use as evidence in our audits. We’re also able to use the system for monitoring all other maintenance checks like fire, electronics, hydraulics, deck, and to measure engine hours and fuel consumption, meaning we can also monitor our carbon footprint, and as the interface can be used by crews on- and off-shore via the tablet app, our crews are empowered to take ownership of upholding safety and compliance cross the business,” said Max Perry, HSEQ Manager and DPA for offshore wind CTV operator, Dalby Offshore.

CrewSmart PMS employs estimated operational data to recommend appropriate maintenance schedules for assets and components, ensuring continued safe and compliant operation across the fleet. The platform also uses historical maintenance data to estimate costs for future maintenance and repair schedules, and giving more control to the asset manager in organizing and forecasting future maintenance.

The DNV approval benefits CrewSmart’s customers, said CrewSmart’s founder and technical director, Christian Adams.

“CrewSmart develops its solutions specifically to help its customers maintain full operational capacity and compliance, enabling them to manage and deploy their resources to best effect and keep assets healthier for longer. Securing DNV type approval for CrewSmart PMS is a real feather in our cap, confirming to all our customers that our systems comply with the highest standards of quality across the industry,” Adams said.

“Effective maintenance planning and execution can be an essential factor in maintaining safe and efficient operations and reliable PMS software is the foundation that enables this. Having DNV class type approval builds confidence and demonstrates that the system has been assessed to industry leading standards,” said Thomas Knödlseder, Principal Engineer, DNV Maritime.