Q88, a global provider of SaaS technology to the maritime industry, has launched two new services for customers
The first is a collaborative Q88 Onboard module available for tanker and dry bulk vessels on Q88.com and Q88Dry.
The Q88 platform allows the crew to have full access to the vessel’s data while the captain and officers can update and produce questionnaires, manage certificates, update inspection records and their officer matrix in a familiar and straightforward solution.
Terminal questionnaires can be created and shared from the bridge, enhancing fleet performance and efficiency through streamlining outdated process.
Q88 Onboard is designed to minimise the risk of missing accurate data and regular certificate updates and to help shipowners save time and cut unnecessary communication between the main office and the vessel.
The platform also provides access to all Annex I commodities in the Milbros database and the cleaning recommendations for the same limited commodities. These features are available for Q88 Onboard users from a new ‘Commodities’ menu. Annex I commodity database does not apply for Q88Dry Onboard.
The second service is a newly stainless steel and phosphoric acid compatibility calculation tool within Milbros, available to Milbros’ premium subscribers.
Q88 founder and president Fritz Heidenreich said, “This module demonstrates our ongoing commitment to expanding the value of our Milbros Premium offering by adding a tool that evaluates the risk of carrying phosphoric acid during the prefixture stage.”
The tool uses a combination of scientific and SS producers’ testing information in an accessible format allowing users to quickly determine the risk level of stainless-steel damage when considering a prospective phosphoric acid cargo.
The tool is based on compatibility with SS grade AISI 316L / EN 1.4404 / 17-12-2.5, the tool also works for SS grades AISI 316LN, AISI 317L as well as 2205 Duplex which have a higher tolerance for fluoride and chloride levels in phosphoric acid. Eight typical specifications for phosphoric acid can be input, including expected loading and carriage temperature, to receive instant results.
Milbros Systems vice president Captain Soren Ibsen said, ”operators, and managers considering carrying crude phosphoric acid are provided with useful information as to which parameters are close to, or exceeding, the maximum allowed limits which in turn increases the risk for tank lining damage.”
“Preventing SS damage by using this tool is better than any insurance policy that covers damage repairs because users will be given the needed information to not fix or not load high-risk cargoes in advance.”
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