VitalyX combines Shell Remote Sense’ lubricant analysis expertise with Bently Nevada’s 60-year experience in condition monitoring and protection said to offer an early warning system that remotely monitors oil quality to increase machine uptime.
The service uses real-time sensor data and machine learning to provide customers with actionable insights to optimise equipment health, lower maintenance costs and increase operational efficiency of marine vessels.
Shell Marine’s services & technical general manager Marcus Schaerer said: “With Shell Remote Sense, ship owners and operators can continuously monitor oil conditions across multiple components on a vessel. Customers will have vital and predictive information at their fingertips to make proactive decisions on maintenance planning and extend equipment life.”
Ed J. Boufarah, vice president, Bently Nevada said: “Digitalisation is maturing rapidly in the marine sector, with the data drawn from real-time remote monitoring not only enhancing operations and improving safety, but also delivering significant efficiency gains. VitalyX provides operators with the predictive capability to optimize maintenance cost management, by switching from a time-based to a health-based approach.”