Expert Insight, Wärtsilä’s digital predictive maintenance product, has been extended to support two-stroke engines and scrubbers
The product will now be available in combination with Wärtsilä’s Lifecycle Solutions offering and the company will also release a minimum viable product (MVP) for scrubbers to provide continuous fleetwide insight into vessel compliance and scrubber utilisation.
Expert Insight is a predictive maintenance product that combines artificial intelligence (AI) techniques and rule-based advanced diagnostics to detect potential issues in asset operating data, and enables experts to provide practical advice to the customer.
With the extension, Wärtsilä’s Lifecycle Solutions will support customers with a broader scope, strengthening their business performance and competitiveness.
Wärtsilä director for digital product development Frank Velthuis said “The launch of Expert Insight last year took predictive maintenance to the next level, allowing us to detect a greater percentage of issues than previously, at an even earlier stage. This enables our expertise centres to deliver fast and proactive advice to customers, thus increasing operational uptime.”
The Expert Insight scrubbers MVP provides customers operating scrubbers with compliance information, including automated non-compliance incident reporting, scrubber usage statistics and a live compliance map. The predictive maintenance feature for scrubbers will be released at a later stage.
Wärtsilä said its newest offering is designed “to go beyond mere maintenance and operation by delivering guaranteed performance based on mutually agreed target levels” by having both 2 and 4-stroke engines, as well as scrubbers supported by Expert Insight.
Expert Insight was launched for 4-stroke engines in November 2019 and is delivered through Wärtsilä Expertise Centres around the world. In June the company added a data-driven dynamic maintenance planning (DMP) programme to its Lifecycle Solutions service agreements.
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