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Wärtsilä Launches Sea-Master Kohler Tier 3 Diesel
Launched at SMM 2016 in Hamburg, Wärtsilä
Sea-Master system uses digital technology to
Kohler Power Systems announced the avail- monitor shaft bearings and seals to help custom- ability of its new single- and three-phase Tier ers maximize uptime and lower lifecycle costs of 3 marine diesel generators. The company’s vessel shaft lines. The Sea-Master system col- 14-24EKOZD/12-20.5EFKOZD integrate Kohler lects real-time data from the tail shaft of the ves- diesel Tier 3 engines and other enhancements, sel, providing information about the operational including improved sound shields and Kohler’s health of the tail shaft equipment.
Decision-Maker 3500 controller (DEC 3500).
“The Wärtsilä Sea-Master system is an excit-
In addition to enhanced sound-dampening and ing example of how digitalization can advance engine reliability, users of these new models will the maintenance of propulsion technology,” said also bene? t from the ability to quickly and eas-
Matthew Bignell, Sales Development Manager, ily parallel two or more Kohler generators with
Wärtsilä Seals & Bearings. “The system provides a single communication wire, which is delivered extensive real-time technical information and through the company’s DEC 3500 controller.
applies data analytics to deliver careful expert
The DEC 3500 controller’s space-saving de- analysis and performance-enhancing recommen- sign eliminates the need for oversized switchgear dations.” among other bene? ts, including: built-in load “With the Wärtsilä Sea-Master, our customers management software, which removes over-fu- will have a window into the operational health of eling issues and the need for exhaust treatment the vessel’s shaft line and gain knowledge about, systems; remote monitoring, which provides the for instance, the wear rates of the equipment. This ability to monitor and control the generator from allows for more accurate maintenance planning anywhere on the vessel; fully potted circuit boards and reduces vessel downtime,” Bignell said. and sealed connectors, which protect against cor- www,wärtsilä.com rosion; and fewer failure points for superior de- pendability.
Watch Maritime Reporter TV: Matthew Big- www.kohlerpower.com nell, Sales Development Manager, Wärtsilä
Seals & Bearings, discusses the development
Royston Debuts Engine of the new Sea-Master with Maritime Reporter
TV at the SMM 2016:
Royston expanded its traditional engine ser- http://www.marinelink.com/videos/video/maritime-re- vice and repair business with the introduction of porter-tv-interviews-matthew-bignell-wrtsil-seals--100077 a new engine diagnostics, health check and con- sultancy service. As well as supporting onboard engine maintenance routines and class surveys,
Rolls-Royce to Power USN TAO
Rolls-Royce won a contract to supply diesel the extended Royston Health Check program will also provide fully trained and experienced service generators, propellers and shaft lines for the U.S.
Navy’s new ? eet replenishment oiler ships, the engineers for emergency engineering responses, fault-? nding and problem diagnoses.
John Lewis Class. Planned to total 17 ships, the
Royston’s engineering teams will use bespoke new John Lewis class (previously known as TAO test equipment, handheld computers and propri- – X) will increase the U.S. Navy’s capability to transfer fuel to its surface ships, in operations etary software to carry out quick but thorough trouble-shooting analysis of medium and high around the globe. For each ship, Rolls-Royce will supply two Kamewa 150A Controllable Pitch speed engines on all types of vessels.
The Royston engine diagnostics test list in-
Propellers (CPP), while two Bergen B32:40xL8A generator sets will provide power to satisfy on cludes a comprehensive function test of the en- gine including a borescope examination of the board energy requirements. combustion chamber taking in liner bores, piston
Each ship will have capacity to carry 156,000 crowns, cylinder heads and valves.
barrels of fuel oil, and also provide signi? cant dry
Assessments are also made of peak pressures, cargo capacity, aviation capability and will oper- exhaust gas emissions, fuel pump timing and la- ate at speeds of up to 20 knots. The contract cov- ser alignment of the propeller shaft. Crankshaft ers the ? rst ship, with options for ? ve more, in a de? ection detection and thermographic surveys project which plans to see 17 new ships built at of electrical components and connections are also the rate of one per year. Equipment for the lead included. ship is scheduled for delivery in 2018.
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