ABS amends Guide for Smart Functions for Marine Vessels and Offshore Units
Jun 23, 2022
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Classification Society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has updated its Guide for Smart Functions for Marine Vessels and Offshore Units to provide the industry with technical and survey requirements for vessels fitted with Smart Functions.
The Guide describes the ABS process to approve technology and services offered in support of Smart Function implementation. Compliance with the requirements of the Guide can result in the granting of optional class notations SMART (INF) covering the data infrastructure, as well as SMART (SHM) and/or SMART (MHM) covering the Smart Functions for health monitoring of structures or machinery of marine vessels or offshore units.
The Guide allows for the use of the data and decision-making support provided by the Smart Functions to assist Surveyors in performing onboard activities. The June 2022 edition replaces "Service Provider" with "Service Supplier" to match IACS terminology and expands the acceptance of the Service Suppliers to AEM, OPM and CAA functions, in addition to the existing SHM and MHM functions.