Introduction of NAU Environmental App

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Introduction of NAU Environmental App

By Pavan Aga, Senior Compliance Auditor, Environment Compliance Department

Thome Group - Introduction To NAU App Environmental App Thome Ship Management

The NAU Mobile App was introduced in the last quarter of 2018 and released in the first Quarter of 2019.

In this article, we will touch upon wastes covered under Annex 1 and Annex V

The App allows users to follow the Fleet’s status and analytics for the important Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as: Speed, Consumption, Voyage Charter Party compliance, and Technical and Operational Parameters for the critical machinery towards the utilisation and efficiency.

The App provides data for Emissions, Energy Efficiency Operating Index and caters to the vessels’ waste management pertaining to the International Oil Pollution Prevention tanks to allow users to closely monitor the environment related activities and efficiency of the incinerator and Oily Water Separator (OWS). It also monitors fuel quality by measuring the sludge to fuel ratio, early warnings of potential leakages through the bilge build-up and more.

The waste management module is configured on the ships system to include the configuration of the vessels tanks and the related machinery by entering the same in the system. Once configured, the system requires entry of daily Remaining-on-board (ROB’s) in each tank by manual entry as done by the ship staff for the noon log. The entered ROBs then automatically check the generation, build-ups and disposal of the waste as per the vessel equipment.

The input for daily records is manual only for the daily ROBs and the rest is auto calculated by internal algorithms and system configuration.

The alerts are set as per the ship specific equipment, the incinerator and OWS capacity and rate is measured automatically for each vessel individually as per their on board systems. The ship staff can see the variance on the report itself and the shore management is notified through the consolidated daily report and through the App for any abnormalities detected by the system.

The App has the capability of enhancing 3% to 4% of the fleet’s energy and environmental efficiency by close and concentrated monitoring, as well as highlighting the potential factors. The app aims to monitor the Company’s fuel efficiency, reduce emissions, waste generation and control and operational efficiency for better utilisation of the vessel through the year or at any given period.