Data-Driven Methodology for the Analysis of Operational Profile and the Quantification of Electrical Power Variability on Marine Vessels
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Original versionIEEE Transactions on Power Systems. 2018, . 10.1109/TPWRS.2018.2876252
Measurements from the on-board systems of marine vessels are increasingly available for data analysis and are growing in importance as the ship industry enters a phase of digitalization. The purposes of the data analysis from vessels in operation include the verification of the power system design in general and improvement of the electrical power load analysis in particular. In this paper, we show how to extract valuable information from the data-driven operational profile analysis, which reveals the real power demand, and how the vessel was operated. Using the real power range analysis, we emphasize the significance of rarely occurring high power demands, which are critical for power system design and optimization. We propose a methodology for the quantification of variability in the generated power, which explains the tails of probability distributions of a power signal based on signal decomposition. The proposed methodology makes use of the data and it can facilitate the selection of the optimal size, number, and configuration of generators or batteries when designing new power systems. Measurements from a data collection system are used to demonstrate the methodology for dynamic positioning (DP) mode of the operation of a platform supply vessel (PSV).