The Internet of Things (IoT) is ushering a paradigm change in the concept of sensors. Humans are no longer the only users of data. More often than not, data generated by sensors is further used by automatic algorithms, which imposes higher standards for the actionability and interpretability of the data. Attaining these standards typically requires mathematical modeling, which is used to tie together multiple data sources and to learn the relevant information. This leads us to the concept of a virtual sensor.
Understanding and solving operational challenges of LNG vessels is what, we at Eniram, do every day. We have been helping around 30 LNG carriers over the past three years with onboard optimization and performance management. The latest matter we worked on was to figuring out how to assist tri-fuel diesel electric (TFDE) and dual-fuel diesel-electric (DFDE) LNG carriers to optimise engine usage to save fuel.