WinGD and ExxonMobil co-operate to advance adoption of smart shipping technology
WinGD and ExxonMobil have announced a new collaboration that will see WinGD’s Integrated Digital Expert (WiDE) predictive maintenance technology join forces with the Mobil Serv℠ Cylinder Condition Monitoring service. The agreement between two major marine industry leaders will provide vessel operators a unique range of performance benefits during a period of unprecedented change.
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) impending 0.50 per cent fuel sulphur limit will create complex operational challenges for the marine industry. Gaining insights into how a ship’s engine is functioning is more important than ever to ensure safe and efficient engine operation. Today’s more technologically advanced engines and support systems require enhanced levels of monitoring with clear accuracy to ensure engine optimisation.
Mobil Serv Cylinder Condition Monitoring can also help vessel operators ensure IMO compliance by measuring the sulphur content of marine fuel throughout the fuelling system and as it enters the engine. This is achieved using the onboard test unit, which employs XRF technology to analyse the fuel’s formulation, compliant to ISO 8754 standard.
ExxonMobil’s 0.50 per cent sulphur fuels will be available in Antwerp, Rotterdam, Genoa and Marseilles in Europe, along with Singapore, Laem Chabang in Thailand and Hong Kong.