Q88 LLC, a global SaaS technology provider for the marine industry, is launching a new Styrene Monomer Temperature Log and Inhibitor Depletion Tool, available to Milbros Premium subscribers with vessels with Milbros Onboard subscriptions.
Styrene monomer should be stored away from heat sources during travel to prevent it from polymerizing. However, during transport on chemical tankers, cooling facilities are generally not available and there have been an increasing number of incidents of drift polymerization of styrene monomer in various modes of transport in recent years. years.
This new Styrene Monomer Temperature Log and Inhibitor Depletion Tool provides chemical carriers with a temperature log tool that also calculates estimated inhibitor depletion on a daily basis and will provide vessels and office personnel the current levels of inhibitors in each tank as well as the number of days remaining. calculated for inhibitor efficacy. The tool will also issue warnings when inhibitor effectiveness is less than the number of days left on the voyage, and it will indicate when inhibitor levels are dangerously low, suggesting cargo should be tested or unloaded immediately.
Captain Soren Ibsen, Vice President of Milbros Systems, says, “Styrene monomer is considered by many to be ‘easy’ cargo to handle and transport. But that’s far from the truth. Runaway polymerization incidents can have costly and catastrophic consequences. He continues, “The new Styrene Monomer Temperature Log and Inhibitor Depletion Tool available to Milbros customers will give ship’s crews and office staff the confidence and peace of mind to transport styrene safely and without incident.
Information captured daily by the vessel will be immediately available for office staff to investigate, monitor and review as necessary. The system will send an email when the log has not been updated for two days and when it reaches the warning or danger level during the trip.
The tool will be available for ships with or without internet access, provided the ship has a Milbros Onboard subscription and the office has a Premium Office subscription.
“This module demonstrates our continued commitment to increasing the value of our Milbros Premium and Milbros Onboard offering by adding a tool that assesses and reduces the risk of incidents during transport of styrene monomer.” said Fritz Heidenreich, founder and CEO of Q88.
Q88 has been a maritime technology innovator for 20 years. Providing the right solution like the Styrene Monomer Temperature Log and Inhibitor Depletion Tool is another example of our commitment to providing chemical tanker owners/managers/operators and masters with the tools they need to manage industry demands and ensure safety on board.
Founded in 2001, Q88 LLC is the leading SaaS maritime technology provider and a preeminent voice shaping the industry. Q88 products and services are synonymous with simplifying the complexities of global shipping and giving organizations of all types a competitive advantage in a demanding environment. Q88’s partnership with the world’s leading owners, charterers, ship managers, agents and brokers has enabled the company to understand how to craft solutions for some of the industry’s most pressing issues.
Source: Q88 LLC