Autumn 2019

Future-proofing workout for condition monitoring software

James Fisher Mimic is taking advantage of a suite of new contracts to make further improvements and future-proof its Mimic marine condition monitoring software and associated hardware products.

A new contract with a major customer has given the JF Mimic team the opportunity to meet specific requirements for the enhancement of its flagship Mimic condition monitoring software. These enhancements will improve overall functionality of the software to ensure it can satisfy the condition monitoring demands of future warships.

Additional contracts from customers in the commercial and cruise shipping sectors means the development of a condition monitoring fleet management and asset efficiency solution is also underway. The development will result in an all new version, Mimic5, which is expected to be ready for release in autumn 2020.

Martin Briddon, business development manager at JF Mimic says:

‘Because the ships being built right now have an expected life of over 25 years, our challenge is to think ahead and provide a condition monitoring solution to fulfil ship operator’s future requirements.

This significant development has been two years in the planning through close engagement with our customers. It will provide a condition monitoring solution that is fully compliant in this era of digitalisation.'

Mimic5 will leverage the latest development techniques and technologies to offer ship owners and operators the ability to harness their IoT (internet of things) data. It will be a cross-platform browser application with full capability for distribution on cloud-based platforms.

The new system will also include a powerful, innovative data analytic dashboard which gives customers the ability to create unlimited advanced dashboards enabling rich data visualisation. It also introduces dynamic alarms which make it possible to identify defects at an earlier stage so ship owners and operators can plan maintenance more efficiently, thereby saving costs.

Working in collaboration with sister company JF Testing Services, the JF Mimic team has also developed a new Bluetooth wireless accelerometer for android tablet devices.

The JF Mimic team has been awarded a contract that is funded via the Scottish Government to supply its condition-monitoring software to 14 ships operating in the Scottish islands.

 “Having the Mimic software system enables these ships to fulfil their contractual obligations to offer a sustainable and efficient service. Using Mimic helps the crew to predict potential failures before they occur and provides time to take remedial action, thereby avoiding operational outages and money,’ explains Martin.

Following the adoption of the Mimic system for use on the first batch of Astute nuclear submarines James Fisher Mimic has been awarded a contract to continue to provide software solutions for the new build programme of nuclear submarines.

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