Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI) will evaluate Wärtsilä’s predictive maintenance service as part of a pilot programme, with NYK planning to adopt the programme as part of its fleet.
xpert Insight predictive maintenance leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced diagnostics to monitor equipment and systems in real-time, spot anomalies, foresee potential problems, and enable rapid reaction accordingly. Should anomalous behaviour be detected, it is flagged to specialists at Wärtsilä Expertise Centres, allowing them to provide support proactively. As such, the combination of AI and advanced diagnostics greatly enhances the reliability and safety of the installed equipment.
Under an agreement signed in January 2021, the evaluation will be carried out on two LNG Carrier vessels, the ‘Marvel Falcon’ and the ‘LNG Sakura’.
NYK has already commenced operating an Expert-in-the Loop service at our Remote Diagnostics Centre in Manila. This anomaly detection system oversees the entire engine plant, and we are confident that the complementing expertise from both our companies will result in the best possible support for our vessels. By leveraging big data and artificial intelligence, the maritime industry can greatly increase its efficiency, safety, and competitiveness, and we are keen to take advantage of this wherever possible,
…says Shogo Yamada, Manager, Marine Group, NYK LINE.