Wärtsilä optimises engine maintenance with data-driven planning solution

Wärtsilä optimises engine maintenance with data-driven planning solution
Wärtsilä’s Data-Driven DMP solution utilises digital technology and expert analysis to maximise asset up-time.

Wärtsilä has launched its Data-Driven Dynamic Maintenance Planning (Data-Driven DMP) solution to boost the company’s existing Dynamic Maintenance Planning solution by utilising digitalisation and analytics.

According to Wärtsilä, the solution is an integral part of the company’s Life-cycle Solutions value proposition, and adds further customer benefits and value not possible with conventional DMP solutions.

Data-Driven DMP increases the up-time of assets and reduces life-cycle costs by optimising major overhaul intervals, without compromising operational reliability or engine efficiency.

Furthermore, assets are maintained in prime condition without the need for on-site visual inspections performed by Wärtsilä personnel, since the solution’s digital capabilities reduce the need for such on-site visits. Customer personnel can be trained to take fluid samples and to carry out borescope inspections of engines with remote support from experienced and specialised experts in Wärtsilä’s Expertise Centres.

Leveraging the new capabilities and keeping the engines in prime condition eliminates the need for the usual opening inspection of the engine.

“Data-Driven DMP adds a new dimension to our Lifecycle Solutions’ value proposition, delivering greater flexibility and increased cost savings for the customer. Existing DMP contracts can be changed to take advantage of the extra benefits provided by Data-Driven DMP, should customers wish,” said Frank Velthuis, director digital product development, Wärtsilä Marine.

The technology for Data-Driven DMP is supported by Wärtsilä’s Expert Insight product, which enables proactive and rapid advice and assistance to be delivered to customers from the Expertise Centres. Expert Insight has been credited with taking predictive maintenance to the next level.