MAN Energy Solutions has introduced a new digital platform, MAN CEON to collect and evaluate operating and sensor data and monitor in real-time marine engines, turbines and compressors.
The new digital platform integrates data and information from MAN machinery and its operational environment and uses intelligent analysis tools for evaluation and forecasting. The platform is scalable and can monitor several thousands of customer installations. According to Per Hansson, head of digital and strategy, MAN Energy Solutions, the platform will monitor down to the level of small sub-components, like with a digital twin, with high-resolution data available on demand. He explains: “To do this, we employ state-of-the-art, cloud-based technology and algorithms that automatically identify and report problems. And of course the platform meets the requirements for end-to-end security.”
After connecting their installation to MAN CEON customers can access the platform via a web application on their PC, or by using a mobile terminal; data is sent and processed continuously. Encrypted data transmission and a multi-level authorisation procedure during login ensure maximum data security.
The operating data of all systems and ships networked via CEON can be transmitted to MAN service centres in real time. From here, MAN experts pro-actively support customers with problem solving and maintenance. This is aided by the communication functions within MAN CEON, which enable video and audio live-chats.
Hansson added: “With MAN CEON, we can provide our customers with even better support during their daily work and optimise the availability and efficiency of installations, regardless of whether it is a ship on the high seas, a power plant, an industrial application, or even an oil platform. We can instantly respond to unusual operating-data and quickly offer customised solutions and services.”
According to MAN, the company’s IT experts, software engineers and data analysts are working together with customers and domain experts on the company’s digital value-creation chain, which extends from hardware development to the development of cloud-based platforms and front-end applications, as well as data-analysis solutions.
Hansson said: “Digitalisation is often reduced to a purely technical level. In fact, it is above all a cultural issue, a mindset. Thinking digitally means being able to quickly adapt your own business model to make use of new technologies and developments.”
Originally published on Digital Ship.