Maintenance & Continuous Improvement

ABB pioneers drydock-to-drydock turbocharger service concept
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ABB pioneers drydock-to-drydock turbocharger service concept

ABB Turbocharging has introduced a holistic service package that offers shipowners financial predictability and peace of mind while reducing complexity and enabling greater insight into equipment health. Turbo MarineCare offers a turnkey solution to maintenance at a fixed price, providing continuous cover from drydock to drydock. Designed for customers with turbochargers for two-stroke engines, the...

Digital development turbocharged by half a decade due to pandemic
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Digital development turbocharged by half a decade due to pandemic

The global pandemic is turbocharging digital development in the maritime industry by half a decade, facilitating new ideas and a new exploratory mindset to realise the potential of this decade and the next decade, says Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime. The global COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the maritime industry’s status quo of...

Self-learning solution helps boost engine performance & optimise maintenance
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Self-learning solution helps boost engine performance & optimise maintenance

A new artificially intelligent shaft condition monitoring system by Datum Electronics is helping shipowners and operators to enhance fuel efficiency and optimise maintenance by providing precise real-time analysis of each individual cylinder of an engine from the dynamic torque signature. In this week’s spotlight, we find out more. The new solution is known as Datum...

Wärtsilä optimises engine maintenance with data-driven planning solution
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Wärtsilä optimises engine maintenance with data-driven planning solution

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...

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,...