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Condition monitoring for maritime sector

2nd Quarter 2019 Other technologies

The SKF Enlight Centre is an Internet-enabled, condition-based maintenance and condition monitoring system designed for the global marine industry. This first of its kind, asset-based machine health monitoring system (as opposed to measurement focused) has been designed to meet the changing needs of today’s marine asset management professionals.

The web based ‘software-as-a-service’ tool represents the first phase of a multi-segment software development strategy from SKF’s machine health software team. The goal is to roll out this comprehensive, standardised machine condition monitoring offering across all sectors of industry where remote monitoring and operation is required. The new software, which features a radically simplified user interface, will eventually replace SKF’s existing @ptitude Asset Management System.

Easy and intuitive to use, this next-generation system identifies potential machine anomalies before they can cause malfunctions or damage, with data being transmitted via cloud-based technologies to land-based sources of advice and expertise. The Enlight Centre allows data to be accessed from anywhere around the world, regardless of the location of a vessel. The system enables ship operators and engineers to implement an effective condition-based maintenance strategy, scheduling repairs or overhauls to minimise disruption and operational costs and improve safety and reliability.

Using built-in work flows, SKF Enlight Centre provides even relatively inexperienced maritime users with pertinent diagnostic information and analysis. If required this can be shared with SKF staff, who can offer knowledge-based services via the Internet in the event that an impending machine malfunction is detected and further guidance be required.

For more information contact Samantha Joubert, SKF South Africa, +27 11 821 3500, samantha.joubert@skf.com, www.skf.com



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