The ABS Digital Asset Framework includes a broader Condition-based Class program which changes the shipping classification from a calendar-based schedule to a condition-based model.

During the pilot program, a network of data models will be produced from ABS digital solutions which include advanced condition analysis tools. This network will contribute to the execution of an integrity management program specifically developed for the RCN.

The project, which will start with HMCS Saskatoon, will support the RCN’s larger Digital Navy Initiative.

Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO commented that

Through our digital programs for commercial and government clients, we are seeing first-hand the power of these technologies to drive improved asset performance and operational safety.

Moreover, by using the multi-year pilot program, RCN will be able to monitor the condition of the vessel throughout its remaining service life using digital twin technology and advanced ABS analytics to identify anomalies, guiding inspection and maintenance planning.

Concluding, the ABS digital solutions that will be applied during this pilot program include:

  • A vessel-specific structural sensor plan designed for measurement of global hull response
  • Hull sensor pre-processing and data quality checks
  • Hull and operational data dashboard visualizations
  • Full structural digital twin creation and analytics
  • RAM Analysis