Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has announced that it will embark on a joint research project together with Daihatsu Diesel Mfg. Co., Ltd. (President: Takeshi Harada). ClassNK will support
research that tests the extensibility of condition based monitoring system and automatic diagnostic system “ClassNK CMAXS LC-A” for auxiliary diesel engines
manufactured by Daihatsu Diesel Mfg. Co., Ltd.
Although there has been a significant amount of research into condition based monitoring systems for main diesel engines, there is limited research that investigates its extensibility for auxiliary equipment in engine room. However, in
recent years, auxiliary equipment such as auxiliary diesel engines have developed a need for condition based monitoring systems, largely due to a lack of experienced
seafarers enough to interpret the large amount of sensor data now available on vessels.
The aim of this joint project is to test the extensibility of “ClassNK CMAXS LC-A”, a
cloud-based machinery maintenance system that uses sophisticated analysis
software to analyze sensor data obtained in the engine room for automatic condition
diagnoses and to detect any early signs of damage to auxiliary equipment. The
system will be able to show the condition of a wide variety of equipment in real-time
and through the optimization of scheduled overhaul intervals, will subsequently
improve the lifecycle costs and enhance the safety of ship operations. The project is
scheduled to continue until October 2015.
At ClassNK we are committed to using our extensive knowledge obtained through
years of surveying to make machinery inspection even more efficient. Alongside our
subsidiary ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd., ClassNK aims to provide an even
more advanced and reliable monitoring system capable of assessing a wide range of
engine room equipment by enhancing the functions of “ClassNK CMAXS LC-A”.