New Wärtsilä Genius services help customers embrace digitalisation

Malcolm Latarche
Malcolm Latarche

02 June 2016


The newly launched Wärtsilä Offline vibration analysis service monitors the health of propulsion and other rotating equipment. In addition, Wärtsilä Engine efficiency monitoring service is now available for dual-fuel engines. Wärtsilä Condition based maintenance service has been updated to allow daily follow-up of equipment condition, enabling Wärtsilä to take a more proactive role in supporting the customers' business. In November 2015, Wärtsilä launched Wärtsilä Genius services, designed to help customers optimise their operations and seize the opportunities offered by digitalisation. The service concept is based on comprehensive optimisation of customers' business and entire installation instead of focusing on maintenance and servicing alone. Wärtsilä has signed several maintenance agreements that benefit from Wärtsilä Genius services, using real-time data and analytics. "The main concerns for all our customers are uptime and cost-efficiency, both of which have a direct impact on profitability. We are developing Wärtsilä Genius services with these concerns in mind - we want to ensure that our customers can get the most out of their assets, while operating in a safe and environmentally friendly way," says Mikko Tepponen, Director Digitalisation, Wärtsilä. Wärtsilä Offline vibration analysis service is a new service for propulsion and other rotating equipment. This expert service analyses measurement data from the equipment to determine their condition and possible maintenance needs. With it, component defects, alignment issues and balance problems can be detected and remedied before they have a chance to cause significant damage. "With Wärtsilä Offline vibration analysis, our customers can avoid costly downtime and enhance the reliability of their equipment. By observing and analysing the health of propulsion equipment we can help them extend the lifecycle of their assets and thereby improve their profitability," Tepponen says. The Wärtsilä Engine efficiency monitoring service is now available for dual-fuel engines. With this service, customers can optimise their fuel consumption by adjusting their operations according to real-time data. The service includes expert advice on overhaul and operational pattern. By extending the service to DF engines, Wärtsilä is strengthening its strategic focus on gas-fuelled engine technology. The Engine efficiency monitoring service also serves as a solid foundation for developing efficiency monitoring to include a wide range of operations of a gas or DF engine operated ship or power plant.