Maintenance & Continuous Improvement

ABB adds continuous evaluation function to engine performance software
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ABB adds continuous evaluation function to engine performance software

ABB Turbocharging has introduced a new digital offering to enhance the insights delivered by its engine performance diagnostics software, ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT. The new ‘continuous evaluation’ function allows the software to use engine data gathered by edge computing services, adding a new dimension to Tekomar XPERT’s monitoring, reporting and advisory capabilities. “Continuous evaluation allows...

Datum Electronics launches AI-enabled condition monitoring tech
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Datum Electronics launches AI-enabled condition monitoring tech

Datum Electronics has announced a new AI-based advanced condition monitoring technology for fuel efficiency and preventative maintenance. The new AI-enabled condition monitoring technology is the result of years of collaboration with Innovate UK & the University of Strathclyde on gathering data, running algorithms and profiling diesel generators, as well as many months of design, development...

METIS introduces live dashboards to monitor critical onboard systems
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METIS introduces live dashboards to monitor critical onboard systems

METIS Cyberspace Technology has introduced “Live Dashboards” to provide online monitoring and performance evaluation for scrubbers, ballast water management systems (BWMS), main engines (M/E), diesel generators (DGs), and boilers. METIS says that one of the most persistent requests it receives from its customers as well as executives in shipping companies is to provide the ability...

Coronavirus, coatings and carbon
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Coronavirus, coatings and carbon

Way back in January this year, a time that seems like it was generations ago, shipping was facing up to a global, existential challenge – reducing its carbon emissions and the global climate emergency. The fateful day of January 1, 2020 had come and gone with less disruption than many had anticipated, with generally widespread...

Euronav strengthens maintenance scheme with LR approval
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Euronav strengthens maintenance scheme with LR approval

Tanker owner Euronav has signed an agreement with Lloyd’s Register (LR) to strengthen its fleet condition monitoring programme with remote approval. The agreement will see the approval of Euronav’s Machinery Planned Maintenance and Condition Monitoring Scheme (MPMS(CM)) for 25 LR-classed vessels. This will be performed in accordance with LR’s recently updated ShipRight procedures for Machinery...

MAN PrimeServ expands Omnicare concept
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MAN PrimeServ expands Omnicare concept

MAN PrimeServ, MAN Energy Solutions’ service brand, has extended its ‘PrimeServ Omnicare’ concept from turbomachinery into the marine and power segments. This one-stop service solution now also focuses on maintenance that covers non-MAN as well as MAN machinery, including engines, turbochargers and related auxiliaries. In the marine and power segments, PrimeServ Omnicare provides a maintenance...

KNL Networks and FLICQ collaborate on predictive analytics for vessel machinery
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KNL Networks and FLICQ collaborate on predictive analytics for vessel machinery

KNL Networks and FLICQ have announced a partnership to help maritime customers digitalise their operations to reduce costs, and ensure their fleets are in optimal condition. While digitalisation is growing in the shipping industry, a combination of legacy systems, complex installations, lack of standardisation and affordable connectivity means the maritime sector has been slower in...

Wärtsilä unveils Smart Support Centre
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Wärtsilä unveils Smart Support Centre

Wärtsilä has launched a global Smart Support Centre service aimed at improving asset uptime via remote access. Customers of Wärtsilä’s Voyage business can benefit from fast remote service response as operational support is delivered via virtual service engineers, reducing the need for physical service attendance. Smart Support is designed to maintain all Wärtsilä Voyage equipment,...

Houlder joins carbon capture study
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Houlder joins carbon capture study

Houlder design & engineering consultancy for the marine, energy and defence markets has commenced work in partnership with PMW Technology on a study to evaluate the potential marine applications of carbon capture technology. PMW Technology is among the latest organisations to receive funding from the UK Government’s Department for Transport’s Transport-Technology Research Innovation Grant (T-TRIG)....

DNV GL delivers new fleet performance insights with remote maintenance
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DNV GL delivers new fleet performance insights with remote maintenance

Machinery Maintenance Connect (MMC) is DNV GL’s new remote approach to the machinery planned maintenance system (MPMS). Instead of requiring surveyors to travel to each individual vessel and go onboard, machinery data can be processed via algorithms and presented to customers in a digital dashboard, enabling the survey of a complete fleet in one process...

KONGSBERG offers Remote Services through Vessel Insight
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KONGSBERG offers Remote Services through Vessel Insight

Due to increasing demand for remote support and services to the maritime industry, KONGSBERG has made its Remote Services solution available to customers using Vessel Insight. KONGSBERG Remote Services is a tool for KONGSBERG-certified engineers to connect to an installation, such as a vessel upon customer request and provide remote support. When service engineers cannot...