Ship smarter with WinGD and ExxonMobil’s performance diagnostics
WinGD and ExxonMobil have announced a new collaboration that will see WinGD’s Integrated Digital Expert (WiDE) predictive maintenance technology join forces with the Mobil Serv℠ Cylinder Condition Monitoring service. The agreement between two major marine industry leaders will provide vessel operators a unique range of performance benefits during a period of unprecedented change.
With the International Maritime Organization’s impending 0.50 per cent fuel sulphur limit creating complex operational challenges for the marine industry, gaining insights into how a ship’s engine is functioning is more important than ever to ensure safe and efficient engine operation. Today’s more technologically advanced engines and support systems require enhanced levels of monitoring with clear accuracy to ensure engine optimisation.
“Uniting our next-generation cylinder condition monitoring service with WinGD’s data collection and analytics tools creates unrivalled insights into vessel operations,” said Steve Walker, Global Marine Equipment Builder Manager, ExxonMobil. “This will give peace of mind to ship owners during the transition to compliant solutions.”
“By combining the output from WinGD’s WiDE Engine Diagnostic System (EDS) with ExxonMobil’s Mobil Serv Cylinder Condition Monitoring lubricant analysis, we create an enhanced, bespoke, proactive maintenance programme. Combining these innovations will help ship owners reduce unplanned stoppages, save costs through engine performance optimisation and extend engine overhaul intervals,” said Rolf Stiefel, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at WinGD.
Mobil Serv Cylinder Condition Monitoring can also help vessel operators ensure IMO compliance by measuring the sulphur content of marine fuel upon entering the engine. The onboard devices uses XRF technology to measure the sulphur content, compliant to ISO 8754 standard.