SKF kit to cut maintenance costs

19 Nov 2012
The marine conditioning monitoring kit will cut maintenance costs

The marine conditioning monitoring kit will cut maintenance costs

Sweden’s SKF Group, an expert in global marine services and solutions, has launched a marine condition monitoring kit aimed at simplifying and reducing the cost of shipboard maintenance.

The kit includes everything that is needed to carry out reliable condition monitoring and enables ship operators to take a first step towards ongoing condition based maintenance.

The SKF Marine Condition Monitoring Kit has been developed specifically to meet thedemanding requirements of the marine industry and tough on-board conditions. It is well suited for use on a wide range of vessels, including container ships, ferries, Ro-Ro ships, fishing vessels, dredging vessels, tug boats and offshore supply vessels.

Incorporated within the kit is the SKF Microlog Advisor Pro, a handheld monitoring device, and marine-specific software with marine typical equipment models. This software is loaded in the SKF Microlog Advisor Pro and is preconfigured to convert the measured data into simple colour coded result. The kit also includes a comprehensive step by step user guide to simplify implementation and crew training.

In addition to data collection, the SKF Marine Condition Monitoring Kit has the capability to conduct additional analysis of the machine, based on FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) frequency band analysis. This method detects the most likely root cause of the fault, such as unbalance, bearing failures, gear failures, electrical failure in motors, hydraulic and aerodynamic problems.

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