GL conducts First Onboard Test of GL MachineryManager Prototype

(Press Release)
Monday, July 30, 2012
GL MachineryManager screenshot from the CSAV Rio Blanco. Copyright GL Group.

GL Maritime Software, the software and systems integration unit of classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL), in cooperation with SKF, has installed the first prototype of its GL MachineryManager software onboard the CSAV Rio Blanco, a car carrier owned and managed by German shipping company F. Laeisz.

 

GL MachineryManager is a single monitoring platform for onboard equipment, which combines visual inspection results with online and offline condition measurements, to warn crew and superintendents when the condition of any equipment has deteriorated - not only on individual vessels but across an entire fleet.

The installation on the CSAV Rio Blanco took place during a voyage from Vladivostok (Russia) to Pyongtaek (South Korea).  During the voyage vibration monitoring measurement locations were prepared onboard for 40 fans. The data from these locations is collected by handheld vibration monitoring equipment, which is then downloaded into the onboard GL MachineryManager system for further analysis.

GL and SKF began cooperating on the development and implementation of this joint solution for condition monitoring of rotating auxiliary machinery onboard ships in May 2011. GL and SKF experts also trained the crew in the use of the maintenance management software and the handheld unit, which was provided by SKF.

"Owners are looking for ways to optimise their maintenance schemes. GL MachineryManager enables them to avoid unnecessary open-up inspections, to lower the risk of unexpected break-downs, and to increase operating efficiency and performance through properly maintained equipment. The system will also improve the availability of their ships and save money, by allowing them to base maintenance work on the actual requirements of the individual piece of equipment - reducing unneeded maintenance and equipment replacement costs," said Dr Torsten Büssow, head of GL's Maritime Software business.

GL MachineryManager is a software and service package that supports ship owners, managers and operators in the implementation of condition-based maintenance processes. It allows for all of the information generated from online, offline (for example SKF's handheld units), and visual inspections of machinery and equipment to be integrated into a common platform - irrespective of manufacturer. An early warning system alerts superintendents and fleet managers to potential problems, both in individual vessels and across the fleet. Measurements and recordings from the system can be transferred and collated in a central database onshore. This information can then be utilised to provide an overview of the status of a fleet, allowing for the easy comparison of vessels with the same equipment and the creation of maintenance performance benchmarks.

"We believe in the advantages of meaningful data acquisition and its analyses to support maintenance strategies," said Harald Schlotfeldt, Managing Technical Director of F. Laeisz. "We see the GL HullManager, which already runs on a number of our vessels, and now the GL MachineryManager as logical add-ons to the GL ShipManager software package, which we have had in fleet wide use for many years already. This was the motivation for us to work with GL on the prototype installation onboard CSAV RIO BLANCO, one of our new 5000 unit Pure Car Truck Carriers (PCTCs)."

Manfred Zimmermann, Superintendent of F. Laeisz, commented on the installation of the prototype: "My first impression of GL Machinery Manager is that it fits well into our systems. I am curious to see how the readings will develop over time and how large the effect will be on our maintenance and uninterrupted in-service periods."

The prototype test will soon be expanded to include online data from sensors monitoring the bearing condition of the CSAV Rio Blanco's main engine. GL offers a survey arrangement "Condition Monitoring" which uses the condition information in the survey process and F. Laeisz already qualifies for this arrangement. F Laeisz can also use the system to generate annual reports for both internal, class and regulatory purposes. F. Laeisz was one of the first users of GL ShipManager and is now also utilising GL HullManager onboard of several vessels of their fleet.

GL MachineryManager can work alongside GL's HullManager system and interlinked with a planned maintenance system, such as GL ShipManager,

Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

WOW at USMMA

The United States Merchant Marine Academy Hosts 7th Annual Women on the Water Conference. Last week, The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in conjunction with the U.

Methanol Powered Ferry Launched in Baltic Sea

Swedish ferry operator Stena Line has announced that it has converted the Stena Germanica to run on methanol, an industry first.   The company spent $24 million on converting the ship to methanol.

U.S. Oil Train Traffic mostly from Midwest to East Coast

U.S. oil trains delivered more than 13.5 million barrels of crude oil from the Midwest to the East Coast in January, according to government data that gives a first

Technology

Maersk to Install Transas ECDIS on 100 Vessels

Maersk Line, the world's largest container company, has selected Transas Marine for ECDIS implementation on more than 100 vessels, Transas announced today. The

KVH Outlines Ship-to-Shore Connectivity

The next generation of connectivity between ship and shore will be dominated by the development of applications to help ship owners and managers reduce costs by enhancing operational efficiency,

MARIN, Cruden, Tree C Technology Forge Small Ship Simulator

Severe vibrations and shocks of up to 9G over an average of 1000 hours per year. That’s what instructors of fast small ships such as the Fast Raiding, Interception

Marine Propulsion

Methanol Powered Ferry Launched in Baltic Sea

Swedish ferry operator Stena Line has announced that it has converted the Stena Germanica to run on methanol, an industry first.   The company spent $24 million on converting the ship to methanol.

MAN Demonstrates Two-Stroke Methanol Engine Concept

MAN Diesel & Turbo successfully demonstrated its ME-LGI concept engine in front of customers and partners at its Diesel Research Center in Copenhagen on March 17th, the company announced today.

Becker Marine at Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo

Becker Marine Systems product presentation at the dutch Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo will put a strong focus on environmentally-friendly technology for the

Maritime Safety

VIKING LifeCraft Presented at IMO

This week, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment took a step towards gaining approval for the VIKING LifeCraft, its alternative life-saving appliance (LSA) for passenger ships.

Maersk to Install Transas ECDIS on 100 Vessels

Maersk Line, the world's largest container company, has selected Transas Marine for ECDIS implementation on more than 100 vessels, Transas announced today. The

Severn Provider Ready for Offshore Markets

The naming ceremony took place today for Severn Offshore Services Ltd.’s new multipurpose wind farm vessel, Severn Provider, built at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands.

Software Solutions

Maersk to Install Transas ECDIS on 100 Vessels

Maersk Line, the world's largest container company, has selected Transas Marine for ECDIS implementation on more than 100 vessels, Transas announced today. The

KVH Outlines Ship-to-Shore Connectivity

The next generation of connectivity between ship and shore will be dominated by the development of applications to help ship owners and managers reduce costs by enhancing operational efficiency,

US Navy to Roll out Underwater Spy Satellites

The robotic series that remade crusade in skies will shortly extend to a low sea, with underwater view “satellites,” drone-launching pods on a sea building and unmanned ships sport submarines,

Classification Societies

IMCA DP Proposal to be Basis for Updating IMO Guidelines

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to use the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) proposals as the basis for the review of

DNV GL - Maritime CEO Addresses Cybersecurity at CMA 2015

“Ships and offshore structures are becoming more and more interconnected,” said Tor Svensen, CEO DNV GL - Maritime, when taking the stage at this year’s CMA

Lloyd's Launches 2015 Container Certification Scheme

Lloyd’s Register launched its 2015 Container Certification Scheme today to give a clear and concise set of rules to ensure offshore and onshore containers are safe and certified correctly.

Consulting

China Maritime Silk Road to Touch India for Namesake

Chinese officials on Saturday fleshed out some details for the country's ambitious 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR) project in its “one belt, one road,” action plan.

Holland America Line Ships Score 100

On recent routine United States Public Health inspections (USPHI) conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Holland America Line’s ms Statendam,

Princess Astrid visits DP World

Antwerp Gateway, managed by DP World (one of the largest container terminal operators in the world) is a significant contributor to the success of the Port of Antwerp.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2860 sec (3 req/sec)