Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has signed an agreement with ship performance monitoring specialist Propulsion Analytics of Piraeus, Greece for the joint development of an advanced diagnostics system for all WinGD 2-stroke diesel and dual-fuel engines.
The objective of the system to be developed is to provide shipowners and operators with digital technologies that will enhance both operational efficiency and crew decision-making processes related to the main engine.
The system will acquire and analyse data on the performance and condition of the engine and its sub-components in real-time and so provide live troubleshooting and diagnostic advice to the crew. In addition, as required, the system will be capable of connecting to shore-based stakeholders. In this way, this system completes and enhances ship digitisation by providing a two-stroke engine performance optimiser and diagnostic system.
“In present market conditions, where shipping companies are striving to further optimise their operations and reduce costs, this technology will provide real time support to improve the performance and operational efficiency of their main engine and machinery, while simultaneously strengthening WinGD’s technology leadership in this new digital era,” notes WinGD’s vice president operations Andrew Stump.