Because the Artesis system is simple to install and requires little user intervention in operation, it combines low start-up costs with the significant benefits of predictive maintenance. Since it doesn’t require any sensor installation on the equipment itself, and it can be installed in non-EX areas, Artesis eMCM is a particularly good solution for inaccessible equipment in the transportation industry.
Typical applications where you can monitor either electrical, mechanical and water pumping conditions:
This is where the main machinery of a transportation vessel is located. The main engine, fresh water pumps, low temperature pumps for cooling systems, water pumps to feed auxiliary boilers, fire protection systems pumps, the main lubrication pump for the main engine, blowers and fans are some of the machines that need to be monitor in this area of the vessel.
With this amount of equipment needing condition monitoring in just a single area of the vessel, and a small number of engineers responsible of them, traditional condition monitoring can become a complicated and costly task. Artesis MCM allows to simplify the monitoring process for all the machines mentioned before. In addition, with Artesis PCM generators and alternators can also be monitored, thus covering all the machines in the engine room while simplifying the task and reducing the costs associated to it.
An important part of any vessel is the group of machines that make it possible to maneuver around the waters. Monitor the steering gear, main winches, hydraulic oil pumps, and any other motor driven machine to ensure the captain and the entire crew on the bridge never lose control of the vessel.
Another important part of the operations is complying with the regulations when it comes to the discharges to the ocean. The separator room involves all the equipment necessary to achieve so. Here, a group of purifiers and pumps help to complete the process of separating the contaminants from the waste water before discharge. Of course, a failure on any of these machines will possibly generate a critical failure in the entire system. Monitor lube oil purifiers, heavy fuel oil purifiers, main circulation pumps and main supply pumps to ensure compliance with the regulations at all times.
Depending on the vessel, other systems may be present and may require condition monitoring of their equipment. An example is the air conditioning system where the supply fan, exhaust fan and compressors can be monitored with Artesis technology.