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Rivertrace joins forces with Prevention at Sea to provide an integrated SMARTSAFE ε-ORB discharge monitoring system

July 28, 2020

Market leading developers of smart water quality monitoring technology, Rivertrace Limited have integrated the multi Lloyd’s List awarded ε-ORB (PAS electronic Oil Record Book) software application developed by maritime technology and marine risk prevention firm, Prevention at Sea Ltd into their SMARTSAFE ORB bilge overboard security system monitoring equipment.

The bringing together of the two systems through an API created by digital technology provider Intellore, will allow data collected by Rivertrace’s SMARTSAFE ORB to be automatically entered into the certified Electronic Oil Record Book, the Prevention at Sea Ɛ-ORB, removing the need for manual entries.

The SMARTSAFE ε-ORB has been developed under a newly formed joint venture SENSƐAS, in which both companies are exclusively working together to develop sensor technology with maritime software to provide the industry with a smarter, simpler way to improve processes and recording data.

Rivertrace originally developed SMARTSAFE ORB as a complete interlocked system that enables the electronic recording of discharges, to prevent the use of “Magic Pipes”, illegal discharges and to minimise discrepancies in a ship’s oil record book. In its simplest form, SMARTSAFE Ɛ-ORB utilises GPS and records each ‘event’ of the bilge water discharge process.

Recent updates to SMARTSAFE ORB have made the system smaller and lighter with installation requirements simplified. The system now features a camera that is integrated into the separator interface to capture tampering for increased security.

The integration of Prevention at Sea’s ε-ORB software application will now allow users to replace traditional paper oil record books (ORB) (Part I and Part II) and facilitate accurate ORB entries into an efficient electronic format. This prevents the input of vague entries, incorrect ORB format and code mismatches and supports automatic and secured transmission  of records between the fleet and their operator offices by using the existing communication systems on board. Prevention at Sea’s ε-ORB system was the first ORB to be approved by a major flag state (Liberian Registry). Since then it has achieved certification from 3 IACS members and several approvals from most major flag states.

Together the combined SMARTSAFE ε-ORB promotes transparency, credibility, and traceability in accordance with the MARPOL,  IMO Circ. 736/Circ. 2 and MEPC 312(74) requirements.

Martin Saunders, Operations Director at Rivertrace says: “We believe that the collaboration between Rivertrace and Prevention at Sea will be very beneficial for the customer bases of both companies. Digital technology is changing the landscape of our industry and through this strategic technology integration, we are supporting our customers in their quest for simplified, continuous monitoring and efficient operations.”

Petros Achtypis, CEO, at Prevention at Sea says: “We are proud that Rivertrace have integrated our ε-ORB software application into the SMARTSAFE ORB discharge monitoring system. The joint project SENSεAS reflects our commitment to innovation and environment protection. This sharing of expertise between our two companies will allow users of the system to achieve greater efficiencies in record keeping and prevent discrepancies in the ship’s ORB. We will continue working towards delivering more ‘smart’ products in the future. This is a huge step forward for the industry which we are delighted to support with our technology.”

 

Image Caption: Martin Saunders, Operations Director, Rivertrace

Image caption: Petros Achtypis, CEO, Prevention at Sea

 

 

Image caption: Rivertrace SMARTSAFE ORB

 

Image caption: New exclusive joint project SENSεAS reinforces Rivertrace and Prevention at Sea’s commitment to innovation and environment protection

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About Rivertrace
An ISO9001 quality-assured company and market leader with over 30 years’ experience of oil-in-water monitoring. Headquartered at a 10,000-sq. ft. facility which incorporates a production factory in Redhill, 20 miles south of central London, Rivertrace has actively developed a global presence covering 32 countries, serviced by 28 technically trained distributors and agents. Stock is held at these key locations to ensure local service is available to support customer needs.

Further information can be found by visiting www.rivertrace.com

About Prevention at Sea
Prevention at Sea is an ISO 9001 maritime technology and marine risk prevention firm, certified by Lloyd's Register, built on a safety culture and risk prevention foundations. The company was born to serve the shipping industry by preventing the negatives and promoting the positives.

Prevention at Sea’s clients benefit from their diversified maritime services and innovative software products which ensure paperless functionalities, high calibre and fleet performance optimization, effective treatment of marine operational risks, prevention of ‘human factor’ errors and compliance with regulations, by allowing the maritime business environment to thrive.

For further information please visit: www.preventionatsea.com

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