Running cables through different compartments of ships to collect data can be a challenging task, time-consuming, and can incur significant labor and material costs. With the increasing demand for real-time data in the era of digitalization, AmendTec offers a solution with ShipMesh. This system creates a wireless network on board, seamlessly transmitting collected data to the ship’s bridge.
ShipMesh utilizes a unique wireless technology developed by AmendTec. Unlike Bluetooth and WiFi, its signals perform better in a steel environment, requiring fewer modules to make data available on the bridge, making ShipMesh the most cost-efficient solution.
On the bridge, the ShipMesh Gateway is installed, while the ShipMesh Transmitter is placed on sensors/data points. The Gateway receives data from the Transmitters, visualizes it, and can transmit it to the shore if needed. If the Transmitter’s signal is weak at a sensor, an additional transmitter can be placed between the sensor and the gateway to boost the signal. The system has been successfully tested on ships with positive results and will be introduced to the market at Europort.
“In addition to its innovative technology, the system is easy to install,” says Lucah van Geloven, co-owner of AmendTec. “User-friendliness is of great importance to us. ShipMesh can be installed independently by the ship’s crew; no installer is required.”
Unlike cables, ShipMesh makes sure that your vessel is completely scalable in adding new sensors. A new sensor is easily connected to ShipMesh, because the wireless infrastructure is already in place.
Fuel and Emission Monitoring System Installed in 30 Minutes
At Europort, AmendTec will offer the first ShipMesh solution in the form of a fuel and emissions monitoring system. Real-time fuel consumption data is made available on the bridge and potentially onshore, enabling informed decisions to be made that can positively impact fuel consumption and lead to cost savings.
Additionally, the system can calculate the ship’s emissions in accordance with MRV regulations. There is increasing regulation regarding reporting CO2 emissions, and as of 2025, offshore and cargo ships over 400GT will be required to report emissions under MRV regulations.
In this case, ShipMesh utilizes clamp-on flowmeters on the motor’s fuel lines. The entire system can be installed in just 30 minutes, with data available after that time. If it’s discovered later that the flow sensors need adjustment, these settings can be reconfigured remotely. Thus, no physical maintenance is required, and everything can be controlled remotely.
“In discussions with shipowners, we noticed a demand for greater clarity on fuel consumption,” notes André Das, co-owner of AmendTec. “Furthermore, with the increasing emphasis on emissions regulation, reporting has become more critical. ShipMesh simplifies and automates this process.”
AmendTec aims to expand ShipMesh further, with the possibility of connecting all interfaces and sensors to ShipMesh. Once the system is installed onboard, it will be straightforward to add other sensors/data points in the future. ShipMesh has the potential to make communication more efficient throughout the entire ship.
AmendTec will have a booth at Europort in the Rising Stars section, booth 4314. ShipMesh will be the focal point and will be demonstrated by the AmendTec team. More information can be obtained at Europort or by contacting them via amendtec.com
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