Shell Marine enhances LubeMonitor services

Shell Marine enhances LubeMonitor services

Shell Marine has added several enhancements to its LubeMonitor service to improve its cylinder condition monitoring programmes.

By surfacing a wider range of technical and operational insights, Shell LubeMonitor lets users better understand their ship’s engine performance, ensure it is operating in line with original engine manufacturer (OEM) recommendations and ultimately, help reduce maintenance costs.

Shell LubeMonitor’s user interface and reports are now simpler. New features include:

  • Enhanced fleet and vessel insights that go beyond traditional reporting: allowing users to compare vessels from fleet level all the way down to its cylinders – all organised in an easy-to-read manner (benefitting both on- and off-shore users)
  • A step-by-step guide for on-board engineers which can help standardise the inspection process
  • A comprehensive engine inspection feature which allows inclusion of recorded measurements of piston ring clearance, piston ring coating, liner wear. All data can be stored and organised with the photos captured, so users can come back to them at any point in time
  • Integration with the Shell LubeAnalyst oil condition monitoring, hence becoming a one-stop platform to easily compare all oil analysis results for your engine
  • Available via the internet, iOS and Android operating systems, as well as an offline logbook regardless of connectivity at sea.

Gareth Lowe, technical product manager for LubeMonitor at Shell Marine said: “Our goal goes beyond just making the programme an easy-to-use central data repository. By surfacing relevant information from onboard data, running parameters, lab data and inspection photo’s all from within LubeMonitor, we can start to deliver vital insights. This provides customers with a comprehensive picture of their engine’s health, and they can then use this information to make informed decisions on feed rates and maintenance schedules, which can help maintain optimal engine performance and lower operating costs.”

The enhanced Shell LubeMonitor has since been rolled out to over 300 ships and has received positive feedback.

Jong Hyun, superintendent of Sinokor Ship Management: “In the past, we spent a great deal of time reading and comparing reports. Ever since adopting Shell LubeMonitor, it’s a welcomed change to having all our two-stroke engine monitoring needs on an intuitive, single platform. This allows us less time fussing over maintenance needs and more time to concentrate on other areas our vessel.”