Cookies help us deliver the best experience on our website. By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies Dismiss

WinGD adds Integrated Digital Expert for engines

Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has launched a new integrated system for the analysis of engine and ship data, called WiDE (WinGD Integrated Digital Expert).

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}WiDE collects ship and machinery data, which is used to proactively predict engine component malfunctions, and offers support through live troubleshooting and diagnostic advice for the crew. This can be done without the need to install additional sensors, the company said.

The platform uses a Data Collection Monitoring (DCM) unit and its Engine Diagnostic System (EDS) software to gather and visualise the various data, in a way that can be used to support operators in getting the most from their equipment.

The DCM is now installed as standard on all new WinGD engines contracted since the beginning of 2018, but can also be retrofitted to older, electronically controlled engines already in operation.

“With WiDE we are able to utilise the power of the machinery data in combination with our engine expertise and advanced data analytic techniques. This allows us to support shipping companies during their day to day operations with valuable insight,” said Carmelo Cartalemi, general manager business development, WinGD.

“We provide live troubleshooting support for engine performance, suggested maintenance and component replacement, reducing operational interruptions.”

In related news, WinGD has also signed a new 10-year service partnership agreement with Wärtsilä, which includes a provision to make Wärtsilä’s integrated lifecycle solutions available to all WinGD-powered vessels, including the development of new digital solutions for performance management, ship management, and energy efficiency optimisation.

“In addition to securing top-class services for WinGD and customers of WinGD, Wärtsilä and Sulzer-branded two-stroke engine products on a global level for many years to come, the agreement also supports the promotion of new digital solutions for performance management and ship management. Especially digital solutions that optimise the energy efficiency of two-stroke engines are of great interest to customers in merchant shipping,” said Ole Pyndt Hansen, director, Wärtsilä 2-Stroke Engine Services, Wärtsilä Services.{/mprestriction}

Related items

  • Whitepaper reveals how instantaneous crankshaft torque can prevent engine failures

    Datum Electronics has released a new whitepaper that demonstrates how a single sensor, which continuously measures instantaneous crankshaft torque, can measure engine degradation and efficiency in real time, avoid its imminent failures and improve a vessel’s energy efficiency.

  • KVH adds remote access and intervention to IoT offering

    KVH Industries is expanding its services, offering maritime Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for remote monitoring and real-time intervention. The solutions will be powered by a high throughput satellite (HTS) network that delivers fast and reliable connectivity worldwide.

  • 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.

  • Kongsberg Digital and MacGregor collaborate to test digital solutions

    Kongsberg Digital and MacGregor have entered into a collaboration agreement to test the interface of MacGregor’s OnWatch Scout condition monitoring and predictive maintenance service within Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight data infrastructure solution.

  • Sea Machines demonstrates autonomous oil spill response

    Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics has successfully demonstrated its autonomous systems in action onboard a Kvichak Marco skimmer boat during events held along the Portland harbour this week.

    Sea Machines’ on-water demonstrations took place onboard the world’s first autonomous spill response vessel. The Vigor/Kvichak Marine Industries-built skimmer boat, owned by Marine Spill Response Corp. (MSRC), performed remote autonomous operations in front of a live audience including those from the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD), of which Sea Machines has a cooperative agreement with. Government, naval, international, environmental and industry representatives were also present.

    From a shoreside location at Portland Yacht Services, a Sea Machines operator commanded the SM300-equipped skimmer boat to perform the following capabilities:

    • Remote autonomous control from an onshore location or secondary vessel,
    • ENC-based mission planning,
    • Autonomous waypoint tracking,
    • Autonomous grid line tracking,
    • Collaborative autonomy for multi-vessel operations, and
    • Wireless, remote payload control to deploy onboard boom, skimmer belt and other response equipment.

    Sea Machines also discussed how to operate the skimmer in an unmanned autonomous mode, which enables operators to respond to spill events 24/7 depending on recovery conditions, even when crews are restricted. These configurations also reduce or eliminate exposure of crewmembers to challenging sea and weather, toxic fumes and other safety hazards.

    “Our operation of the world’s first autonomous, remote-commanded spill-response vessel is yet another significant industry first for Sea Machines,” said Michael G. Johnson, founder and CEO, Sea Machines. “But even more important is the fact that we’ve proven that our technology can be applied to the marine spill response industry – as well as other marine sectors – to protect the health and lives of mariners responding to spills. We are proud to support MSRC’s mission of response preparedness and to work alongside MARAD for these important demonstrations.”

    “MSRC is excited to work with Sea Machines on this new technology.  The safety of our personnel is the most important consideration in any response. Autonomous technology enhances safe operations,” said John Swift, vice president, MSRC.

    "This is the future of the maritime industry. It’s safer, it’s faster, it’s more cost-effective,” said Richard Balzano, deputy administrator, MARAD. “This technology is here and it will make you a believer. We are here because we want to help the maritime industry evolve. It’s about safety, the environment and reducing risk on the water.”

Joomla SEF URLs by Artio

Login/Register

Register or Login to view even more of our content. Basic registration is free.

Register now

Digital Ship magazine provides the latest information about maritime satellite communications technology, software systems, navigation technology, computer networks, data management and TMSA. It is published ten times a year.

 

Address:
Digital Ship Ltd
Digital Ship - Digital Energy Journal
39-41 North Road
London
N7 9DP
United Kingdom

Copyright © 2019 Digital Ship Ltd. All rights reserved           Cookie Policy         Privacy Policy

x