Shell Marine transforms LubeMonitor for the digital age

Press release – Shell Marine has rolled out a suite of exciting enhancements to its LubeMonitor service, to go beyond all other traditional ‘cylinder condition monitoring’ programs and position itself as the go-to place for everyone your motor monitoring needs. By displaying a wider range of technical and operational information, Shell LubeMonitor enables users to better understand their vessel’s engine performance, ensure it is performing to OEM recommendations and ultimately reduce maintenance costs.

While its functionality has become more sophisticated, Shell LubeMonitor’s user interface and reporting are now simpler and focused on delivering what users need most. Among its novelties:

  • Improved fleet and vessel information that goes beyond traditional reporting: allowing users to compare vessels from fleet level down to their bottles – all organized in an easy-to-read way (for the benefit of users on land and at sea)
  • A step-by-step guide for on-board engineers that can help standardize the inspection process.
  • A complete engine inspection function that allows the inclusion recorded measurements of piston ring clearance, piston ring coating and liner wear. All data can be stored and organized with the captured photos, so users can come back to it at any time.
  • Integration with Shell LubeAnalyst oil condition monitoring, becoming a single platform to easily compare all oil analysis results for your engine.
  • Available via the Internet, iOS and Android operating systems, as well as an offline logbook, regardless of connectivity at sea.

Gareth Lowe, technical product manager for LubeMonitor at Shell Marine, said: “Our aim goes beyond simply transforming the program into an easy-to-use central data repository. By surfacing relevant information from on-board data, operating parameters, lab data, and inspection photos from LubeMonitor, we can begin to deliver vital information. This offers customers a full picture of their engine’s health, and they can then use that information to make informed decisions about fueling rates and maintenance schedules, which can help maintain peak engine performance and reduced operating costs.

Marcus Schaerer, Managing Director of Services and Technical at Shell Marine, said: “We are always striving to do more for our customers and are excited to bring pioneering functionality to vessel monitoring solutions.

The improved Shell LubeMonitor has since been deployed on over 300 vessels and received positive feedback. According to Jong Hyun, Superintendent of Sinokor Ship Management Co., Ltd: “In the past, we spent a lot of time reading and comparing reports. Since adopting Shell LubeMonitor, it’s been a welcome change to have all of our two-stroke engine monitoring needs on a single, intuitive platform. This allows us to spend less time worrying about maintenance needs and more time focusing on other areas of our vessel. »

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