October 21, 2003Wartsila updates Condition Based Maintenance package
Wartsila has updated its Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) package. In addition to users receiving regular CBM reports, they can also connect to Wartsila online services where they can access the latest CBM information as well as service bulletins, technical manuals and spare parts. Ê
The CBM process is applicable both to marine and power plant applications. CBM and Remote Monitoring solutions support the daily operation of the installation by applying Wartsila's experience and operation knowledge. This keeps the thermal and mechanical load at an optimum level for operation conditions, and enables savings in fuel consumption, while simultaneously providing a more environmentally friendly operation. Ê
Moreover, CBM and Remote Monitoring are key support functions for Operations and Maintenance activities; they ensure streamlined operations with fewer site personnel, the possibility to concentrate to one location with Wartsila support tracking several plants, and provide advice as necessary. Ê
Johan Pellas, Manager for Condition-Based Maintenance at Wartsila's Technical Service department says: "By the end of August 2003, 108 engines were connected to the Wartsila CBM system. With 20 installations and 70 engines awaiting connection this year, we believe that the numbers of installations connected will double every year for the foreseeable future." Ê
Pellas continues "Cost savings and increased availability, in combination with the easy and automatic transfer of data from installations to a CBM center will make the concept even more attractive in years to come."