• Transforming bunkering with novel intelligent IOT solutions

  • Empowering maritime operations with new data on bunker transfers

  • Improving Efficiency

    Pre-emptive maintenance
    Enhancing transparency of ship-ship bunkering operations

Introduction

Bringing deep-tech innovation into the maritime bunkering industry.

Dravam’s innovative fuel quality monitoring solution is a real-time early detection system for marine fuel quality, installed seamlessly onto a vessel. This patented solution is aimed at ensuring the quality of the fuel that is bunkered and addresses the industry’s need for quicker bunker quality testing.

Real – Time Complete Scan of Fuel

Think of it, if you may, as the X-Ray scanner for fuel. Just as you would scan the passengers and goods while they board an aircraft, Dravam’s product scans the fuel transfer as its flowing through the pipeline. Hence aptly we named the product, DR-SCAN.

DR-SCAN™

Dravam’s solution utilizes the fundamental concept that each fluid exhibits a signature flow characteristic, in terms of its frictional gradient, as it flows along the pipeline this flow signature shall change based on the fluids composition, For example, when water is added in large quantities to oil, its pressure drop shall reduce drastically. However, when small quantities of water is added, the pressure drop shall be higher than that of pure oil itself. Similar changes are observed when solids, foreign liquids, or air is inputted along with the oil. Such experiments have been conducted and studied for multiphase flow research in the NUS Multiphase Laboratories, where extensive research has been carried out for over 7 years

Features

Real time monitoring

Detecting contaminants during transfer
Speeds up decision making process

Continuous Scanning

Monitor quality of full bunker transfer
Detecting and deferring any bunkering malpractice

Seamless Integration

Non-intrusive
No change to operations

Decoupled System

Replaceable hardware
Updatable software

Reporting System

Management directly updated without middlemen

Validated Algorithms

Algorithms validated against laboratory methods

Winner of the Smart Port Challenge 2019

Dravam participated in the Smart Port Challenge 2019, organized by PIER 71, a collaboration between Maritime Port Authorities (MPA) and NUS Enterprise.

Dravam’s innovative solution for automated scanning bunker fuel for contaminants was well received for its capability in detecting contaminants and deterring bunkering malpractices and hence was awarded as the winner of the Smart Port Challenge 2019.

What the press say about us and our work

Dravam’s innovative fuel quality monitoring solution is a real-time early detection system for marine fuel, installed seamlessly onto a vessel. This patented solution is aimed at ensuring the quality of the fuel that is bunkered and addresses the industry’s need for quicker bunker quality testing.

Dr Vivek Kolladikkal Premandhan, a Research Fellow at NUS Mechanical Engineering (ME), led his team to win the Grand Final of PIER71’s Smart Port Challenge 2019, beating 23 other international entrants from USA, Canada, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Dravam’s innovative fuel quality monitoring solution is an early detection system, scanning the entire bunker transfer for contaminants and currently providing near real-time information about the fuel quality. Installed seamlessly onto a vessel, this patented solution increases efficiency and assurance of bunkering operations, and addresses the industry’s need for faster fuel quality testing.

Team

Vivek

Vivek

CEO

Vivek is a PhD graduate from National University of Singapore. Having co-constructed the largest multiphase testing facility in South-East Asia, he has good instrumentation expertise and is an experienced researcher. He has developed several algorithms to detect flow patterns and pipelines losses due to interactions between the multiple phases aimed at addressing flow assurance challenges in long distance transport pipelines.

Derrick

Derrick

Business Development Director

Derrick has over 10 years experience in early stage start-up investment and management. To mention a few of the successful investments are Shopback and Patsnap. With 15 years of prior experience in oil and gas instrumentation and project management, Derrick was mentoring Vivek during Dravam’s early stages. Eventually with progressive growth of Dravam, Derrick took on the role of Business Development Director

Chethan

Chethan

Software Developer

Chethan is a graduate from SRM College in India, who is well experienced in website and software developments. Having, completed his final year projects in Machine Learning and Power management in Electronic Vehicles. With good experience in cloud computing and IOT management systems.

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