Shell Marine has made a number of digital upgrades to its LubeMonitor service to add new engine monitoring capabilities.
The improved system aims to support users in better understanding their ship’s engine performance, to ensure it is operating in line with OEM recommendations.
LubeMonitor now allows users to compare vessels from fleet level all the way down to its cylinders and includes a step-by-step guide for on-board engineers to help standardise inspection processes.
An engine inspection feature has also been added which allows inclusion of recorded measurements of piston ring clearance, piston ring coating, and liner wear. All data can be stored and organised with the photos captured.
The system is available online and as an offline logbook depending on connectivity availability.
“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,” said Gareth Lowe, Technical Product Manager for LubeMonitor at Shell Marine.
“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.”