Shell Marine has rolled out a set of exciting enhancements to its LubeMonitor service, to go beyond all traditional “cylinder condition monitoring” programs and position itself as the go-to place for all your engine monitoring needs.
By offering a broader range of technical and operational information, Shell LubeMonitor enables users to better understand the performance of their vessel’s engine, ensure it is operating in accordance with OEM recommendations and ultimately help reduce maintenance costs.
While its functions have become more sophisticated, Shell LubeMonitor’s user interface and reports are now simpler and geared to deliver what users need most. Among its new features:
Enhanced fleet and vessel information that goes beyond traditional reports: allowing users to compare vessels from fleet level to their cylinders, all organized in an easy-to-read manner (benefiting both onshore and offshore users).
A step-by-step guide for shipboard engineers that can help standardize the inspection process.
A complete engine inspection function that can include recorded measurements of piston ring clearance, piston ring liner and liner wear.
All data can be stored and organized with captured photos, so users can return to it at any time.
Integration with Shell LubeAnalyst oil condition monitoring, making it a single platform to easily compare all your engine oil analysis results.
Available via the internet, iOS and Android operating systems, as well as an offline logbook, regardless of connectivity at sea.
Gareth Lowe, technical product manager for LubeMonitor at Shell Marine, said, “Our goal goes beyond turning the program into an easy-to-use central repository of data.
By bringing relevant information from onboard data, operating parameters, laboratory data and inspection photos all to light from LubeMonitor, we can start to deliver vital information.
This provides customers with a complete picture of their engine’s health, and they can use this information to make informed decisions on feed rates and maintenance schedules, which can help maintain optimal engine performance and reduce operating costs.”
Marcus Schaerer, General Manager Services and Technical at Shell Marine said, “We always strive to do more for our customers and are pleased to bring pioneering features to vessel monitoring solutions.”
The Shell LubeMonitor upgrade has since been deployed on more than 300 vessels and has received positive feedback. According to Jong Hyun, Superintendent of Sinokor Ship Management Co., Ltd: “In the past, we spent a lot of time reading and comparing reports. Since adopting Shell LubeMonitor, it is a welcome change to have all our two-stroke engine monitoring needs on a single, intuitive platform. This allows us to spend less time worrying about maintenance needs and have more time to focus on other areas of our vessel.”
Shell provides lubricants for the marine industry through its Shell Marine business. It serves more than 10,000 vessels, from large tankers to small fishing boats, in more than 700 ports in 62 countries. The advice and technical services we provide help our customers get the maximum value from the use of our lubricant products in all types of machinery and equipment on a ship.
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