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MOL & Asahi Kasei Engineering to Start Trial of Monitoring Service for Auxiliary Marine Machinery

Logistic News - Published on Wed, 25 Mar 2020

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Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd announced that it will launch a trial of a new monitoring service for auxiliary marine machinery, jointly developed with Asahi Kasei Engineering Corporation. The service is based on the Vessel Vibration Visualization Monitor V-MO, which measures vibrations in auxiliary machinery onboard a vessel such as pumps that assist the main engine and monitors its condition. This leads to earlier detection of potential failure resulting from abnormal vibration.

In a joint research project with Asahi Kasei Engineering on the use of vibration sensors to detect abnormalities in rotary machinery(*1) which started in November 2017, the project team monitored different types of essential auxiliary marine machinery on two newbuilding vessels and another in-service vessel (targeting about 20 pieces of auxiliary equipment) over two years. The project showed positive effects in detecting early signs of failure that could result in an engine stoppage and in managing failure tendencies on the three vessels involved. Thus, MOL determined to start trial service with an eye toward practical application.

MOL will also conduct trial services on 10 other various types of vessels (targeting about 80 pieces of auxiliary marine machinery) in addition to the above three vessels, verify the comprehensiveness of the vibration diagnosis technology, and confirm vessel-specific service content based on MOL's expertise in vessel operation, maintenance, and ICT.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 25 Mar 2020
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