WinGD and ExxonMobil co-operate on engine optimisation

WinGD and ExxonMobil have announced a new collaboration that will see WinGD’s Integrated Digital Expert (WiDE) predictive maintenance technology integrated with the Mobil Serv Cylinder Condition Monitoring service from ExxonMobil, to support improved levels of engine performance optimisation.

“By combining the output from WinGD’s Integrated Digital Expert with ExxonMobil’s Mobil Serv Cylinder Condition Monitoring lubricant analysis, we create an enhanced, bespoke, proactive maintenance programme,” said Rolf Stiefel, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at WinGD.

“Combining these innovations will help ship owners reduce unplanned stoppages, save costs through engine performance optimisation and extend engine overhaul intervals.”

The Mobil Serv Cylinder Condition Monitoring system can also be used to measure the sulphur content of marine fuel throughout the fuelling system and as it enters the engine, to assist vessel operators in manging compliance with IMO’s impending 0.5 per cent fuel sulphur limit.

Measurement is performed using an onboard test unit employing XRF (X-ray fluorescence) technology to analyse the fuel’s formulation, compliant to the ISO 8754 standard.

“This co-operation underlines the operational benefits and savings available by adopting smart vessel technology during a time of unprecedented change,” said Pamela Skaufel, Director, Aviation and Marine Lubricants, ExxonMobil.

“The integration of these state-of-the-art systems is at the heart of our long-standing and continued collaboration with WinGD to offer vessel operators an invaluable advantage, now and into the future.”

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