Wärtsilä expands data focus for remote engine maintenance programme

Wärtsilä has introduced a new Data-Driven Dynamic Maintenance Planning (Data-Driven DMP) system, to leverage digitalisation and analytics to further improve engine performance and longevity for customers of its maintenance management programme.

The new features are an addition to the company’s existing Dynamic Maintenance Planning system and wider Lifecycle Solutions offering, with a data-centric focus that aims to increase the uptime of assets and reduce lifecycle costs by optimising major overhaul intervals, without compromising operational reliability or engine efficiency.

The company says that the service will help to keep assets maintained in prime condition without the need for on-site visual inspections performed by Wärtsilä personnel. Vessel personnel can be trained to take fluid samples and to carry out borescope inspections of engines with remote digital support from specialised experts in Wärtsilä’s Expertise Centres.

Focusing on data analysis for maintenance decision making also eliminates the need for the usual opening inspection of the engine, the company notes, to improve equipment uptime.

“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.

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