Technology group Wärtsilä has unveiled its latest predictive maintenance package which is now available in combination with a Lifecycle Solutions agreement. Wärtsilä Expert Insight now incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced diagnostics to monitor equipment and systems and, if any unusual operation is detected, it is referred to one of the company’s ten Expertise Centres where specialists can provide appropriate advice to customers.
“The Expert Insight innovation greatly improves the reliability of equipment and systems,” declared Frank Velthuis, the group’s director of Digital Product Development. “And it gives us added ability to respond far more proactively through the lifecycle of the customer’s asset.”
The new product is designed to promote closer cooperation between technical personnel on the customer side and specialists at the company’s Expertise Centres. This, the company hopes, will lead to better asset management decisions and a new level of efficiency in predictive maintenance.
The group’s latest Expertise Centre was opened in Singapore earlier this month. In total, the ten centres now monitor about 900 installations accounting for more than 2,000 engines.