IConIC – INTELLIGENT CONDITION MONITORING
“When looking after engines, you can’t beat an experienced engineer. With time, they intuitively ‘know’ when something isn’t quite right. The standard sensor suites only provide the basic information, and its only when the engineer steps into the engine compartment that potential issues come to light.”
Marine Engines and Hybrids
Small to large engines and hybrid units
Pumps and Generators
Marine pumps and electrical generators
Rotary and reciprocating plant on wind turbines and other offshore generators
As plant approaches point of failure, different indicators start to appear, giving the maintainer time to plan and effect a repair. Through Artificial Intelligence, IConIC provides significantly more time for maintenance plans to be scheduled.
In addition, completing maintenance early ensures less effect on the plants efficiency and the risk of secondary damage to other components.
IConIC learns the ‘signature’ of what a healthy system looks like in a specific environment, with the potential to pinpoint specific faults depending on how the signature changes.
IConIC’s healthiness score is based on analysing how close the system is to a healthy/ unhealthy boundary on an n-dimension hypersphere. A score of zero represents this boundary, with a positive score indicating good health, and a negative score indicating poor health.
This can then be portrayed in a very visual manner to engineers so they can quickly determine the healthiness of specific cylinders, pumps or drive chains.
Features and Benefits
Simple to implement
Non-invasive, easy to install sensors
Identifies failures earlier than any other platform-based techniques
Delivers performance insight in real time to both ship’s crew and shore-side operations
Measures system healthiness
Quantifies the system’s health in its particular environment, rather than just a fault alarm (on/off)
Informs system-wide maintenance
Combines intelligence from across platforms, enabling fleet-wide optimisation
Complements maintenance operations
Delivers visual diagnostics to the crew via portable devices
Reduces direct costs
Improved fuel consumption, less unscheduled maintenance and reduced spares and supply chain costs
Reduces indirect costs
Fewer project delays, improved customer confidence, less contractual penalties, lower environmental impact