Marine Condition Monitoring
SeaTec specialises in condition monitoring solutions for marine and offshore assets. Our team of expert tribologists, former chief engineers and marine engineers boasts over 50 years of technical experience and provide a unique insight to all of SeaTec’s reports.
We deliver bespoke condition monitoring solutions to provide owners and operators with a detailed snapshot of their assets’ health and operational safety. SeaTec’s solutions allow for a drastic reduction in downtime, eliminate the need for emergency repairs and overhauls, resulting in increased assets’ availability to operate in the market safely and for longer, thus generating substantial ROI to our customers.
SeaTec’s condition monitoring solutions include:
- Lubricant Analysis
- Fuel Testing
- Ballast Water Analysis
- Drinking/Grey/Sewage Water Analysis
- Oily Water Analysis
- Purifier Efficiency Testing
- Scrubber Water Testing
- Instrument Calibration
- Vibration Monitoring
- Shock-pulse Analysis
- Thermographic Imaging
- Engine Power Balance
- Condition Monitoring Surveys
- Pre-docking Surveys
Contact us to find out more about our condition monitoring solutions.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is condition monitoring?
Condition monitoring is the process of proactively monitoring specific machinery onboard a vessel for the purpose of identifying changes and resolving any issues before they escalate. Condition monitoring predicts the health and safety of specific infrastructure through a combination of machine sensor data that measures vibrations, temperature and other parameters in real-time with software.
What is performance management?
A V.Group, we offer a range of cradle-to-grave environmental solutions, aimed at optimising a vessel’s performance while operating sustainably and minimising impact on the environment. A key focus is energy management - the proactive, organised and systematic coordination of the use of energy, in line with environmental and economic objectives. In order to meet the maritime industry’s environmental criteria, our aim is to match each and every area of a vessel’s performance when at sea, from consuming fuel to emitting Co2. Through effective energy management, we can utilise the data to evaluate performance across a range of assets.
Why is condition monitoring important?
Condition monitoring is an efficient process which involves minimal intrusion and disruption. As condition monitoring is essentially proactive maintenance, potentially major problems with a machine or engine can be predicted and resolved early, which is more cost-effective and efficient in the long term.
Condition monitoring is also rooted in data analytics, meaning the people responsible for the engine or machine can make informed, data-driven decisions when it comes to management and maintenance.
What is the purpose of fuel oil analysis?
Fuel oil analysis is a preventative maintenance tool in which the quality and overall conditions of fuel are monitored, evaluated and subsequently managed. This specific kind of maintenance is utilised across a variety of different industries and sectors, but it’s of particular importance in the maritime sector where oil analysis can prevent minor issues onboard a vessel from escalating and causing a breakdown.
What is TSP in marine fuel?
Total sediment potential, known more commonly as TSP, is the assessment of the stability of fuel. It involves ageing a sample of residual fuel at a high temperature for 24 hours and indicates whether or not the fuel is stable enough for use.
How long does oil analysis take?
Fuel oil analysis is a crucial component of any vessel’s operations. Issues such as particle debris and/or water contamination can jeopardise the efficiency of an engine and increase the risk of unexpected downtime. As a result, oil analysis usually takes between 2 – 3 days for testing, or 48 – 72 hours, to complete.
How effective are scrubbers?
A scrubber is a highly effective air pollution control device that can be used to remove gases and/or particulates from exhaust streams. Scrubbers are very useful onboard a vessel, removing about 98% of sulphur from flue gases.
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