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Maritime Logistics Community News : Autumn 2010
23 NAVY SUPPLY NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2010 A second, more extensive trial of the SIU conducted on HMAS ARUNTA commenced in mid-2009, with the collection of data extending to all 3500 sensors in the ANZAC Class C&M system. These SIU units are still in operation with a trial report about to be issued shortly. With the SUI design and testing completed, only a few steps are required before full utlisiation of the C&M data can be realised, including: • Continued development of the CBM Toolkit software to facilitate the presentation and analysis of the SIU C&M data using the CBM Toolkit; • Identification and setting of acceptable operating upper and lower levels for physical parameters associated with all sensor readings. The design, testing and validation of the performance of the SIUs has been an unqualified success, resulting in a new capability for the Anzac Class, supporting continued CBM development and improved maintenance practices into the future. C&M Data Presentation The CBM Toolkit is used to access the SIU transferred data access and for presentation purposes. The CBM Toolkit has plotting functionality that allows the user to graph any collected sensor data set against time. The repository for the sensor information is referred to as the C&M database. Currently this data can be viewed by selecting the 'sensor data' set in the 'Bit Hierarchy' window; the webpage that provides access to all data sets available through the CBM Toolkit. Sensor data acquired via the SIU are shown in Figure 2 and Figure 3, respectively. Alternatively, data can be presented on the 'MYCBM' homepage of the CBM Toolkit. This allows the user to get a close to real-time status of any C&M parameter, as shown in Figure 4. FIGURE 2: SENSOR DATA SHOWING ONE OF THE PERIODS WHERE THE SIU WAS DISCONNECTED. THE LACK OF DATA FROM LATE FEBRUARY TO MID MARCH WAS AS A RESULT OF THE SIU BEING UNPLUGGED. FIGURE 3: A ZOOMED VIEW OF THE DATA PRESENTED IN FIGURE 2. FIGURE 4: ENGINE RPM VISUALISED AS GAUGES IN THE CBM TOOLKIT. About the Author Ms Halina Scott is the Deputy Director Strategy and Research for the Directorate of Maritime Sustainment Support, Halina manages the Logistics Cost of Ownership Project (LCOO) and MSD funded project to reduce sustainment costs and these tools are the outcomes of this research. A NOBLE & SON LTD Specialist in Supply and Testing of Wire Rope and Lifting Equipment 49 Benison Road, Winnellie NT 0821 Telephone (08) 8947 4884 Fax (08) 8947 4770 www.nobles.com.au 16 Fariola Street, Silverwater NSW 2128 Telephone (02) 9748 1166 Fax (02) 9647 2958 14 BRANCHES AUSTRALIA WIDE Fully recommended for Naval Support Chem-Supply Pty Ltd AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000 CERTIFIED A Royal Australian Navy Approved Supplier - Exclusive Australian Agents for Molecular Products Ltd - • Chemical absorbants & catalysts • Oxygen generators • Chemicals for the filtration of breathable gases • Self powered air purification systems • Quality reagent chemicals & standards • Solvents and alcohols Phone: (08) 8440 2000 Fax: (08) 8440 2001 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.chemsupply.com.au 38-50 Bedford Street, Gillman, South Australia 5013 PO Box 201, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015