SKF has been selected to provide a remote monitoring and diagnostics service to enable world-class predictive maintenance on a large fleet of vessels for Edison Chouest Offshore.
SKF’s remote monitoring service will provide Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) with effective monitoring and diagnostics of key assets in the main propulsion line. This includes the thrusters, diesel generators, electric motors, main drive shaft and auxiliary equipment. Continuous monitoring of these assets will enable ECO to optimise maintenance and significantly reduce the risk of unexpected failures and consequential costly downtime.
SKF’s service is well suited for marine businesses as it transmits condition monitoring and asset integrity data from each vessel. The data is automatically collected and transmitted via an online system to the SKF global cloud server. The data will be analysed in detail at SKF’s remote diagnostics centre by certified machine reliability experts and then fed back via customised reports to the technical team at ECO. Vessel and fleet operators will then be able, in the event of excessive wear on the machinery, to proactively intervene before it reaches failure.
Gavin Coull, Key Account Manager Marine, at SKF, says: “The SKF remote monitoring service is the ideal solution for ECO’s large fleet. By monitoring the condition of equipment on each vessel remotely, predictive maintenance can be implemented cost effectively for both the short and long term.” Mark Duns Project Manager for ECO comments: “SKF was selected as a partner because of its extensive expertise in rotating equipment, remote diagnostics and specialist knowledge of the marine industry.”
For further information about the remote monitoring and diagnostics service please visit www.skf.co.uk.