“ACCREDIATEB BY DUBAI ACCREDIATION CENTER, DUBAI MUNICIPALITY ESTABLISHED IN MARCH 2007 under DED LICENSE # 593187”
Advanced Diagnostics Services
Provided by INFO MARINE
Condition Based Maintenance
Noise and Sound Measurements
Measurements on Board
Air Flow Measurements
Parallel Pressure and Cylinder Head Vibration Measurements
TorqueTrak Revolution - Continuous Torque and Power Monitoring on Rotating Shaft
Energy Efficiency System (EES)
Vibration is a natural process existing in every machine and only due to exceeded limits it can cause damage to the equipment. We can measure vibration and on the basis of these results evaluate condition of machinery and place readings in the following area:
newly commissioned machines
unrestricted long term operation
restricted long term operation
vibration causing damage
Our company specializes in vibration diagnostics of marine equipment installed on board of vessels. We possess necessary knowledge which gives us the know-howto indicate conditional status of marine machines.
The Info Marine Vibration Measurements Department know-how comprises of following elements:
management knowledge of handling ships
familiarity with measurement methods of ship equipment worldwide
use of tools with adequacy and certification for ex-proof area
profound analysis of vibration measurements
suggestions for crew action
possibility of presenting measurement readings on our website
Vibration methods make operation of vessels safer and more economical
We intend to optimize the system of marine management by the implementation of Condition Based Maintenance into the Planned Maintenance System. Info Marine measures vibration signal of the machinery without its opening - Condition Based Maintenance. The analyzed signal estimates the condition of all parts of equipment with the delineated trend of the speed rate of worn down process. This information allows you to make:
Maintenance before the damage
Recognizing condition status of equipment without opening
Planning system of overhauling and maintenance based on results
Planning works for dry docking
Prevention against unexpected damage of equipment
Reduction of equipment maintenance costs
Reduction of the money frozen in spare parts kept on board
Extending the life of particular parts based on prolonged service time
Possibility to apply for conditional monitoring system by approved Class
Periodical measuring can confirm / change PMS schedule
It is vital to notice that Info Marine is classified by several class societies e.g. BV, GL, ABS, PRS and RINA, and is constantly broadening the scope of its services.
Human health problems are the result of the abnormal noise in the workplace as well as being in a continuous noise is one of the greatest risk of occupational disease (hearing loss is one of the two most common occupational diseases).
The crew (especially engineers) is exposed to risks associated with hearing loss. Moreover, the excessive levels of noise and vibration cause other ailments such as cardiovascular disease or nervous system. Group of health problems caused by the noise or infrasonic noise or vibration is called vibro acoustic disease.
Protect your crew members and clients by periodical sound and noise measurements!
Info Marine measure the noise level in order to demonstrate compliance with the basic rules of health, safety and environmental protection.
Our measurements are compatible with the following standards:
ISO 2923:2001 Acoustics - Measurement of noise on board ships
ISO 1999:1990 Acoustics – Determination of occupational noise exposure and estimation of noise- induced hearing impairment
PN-W-01 350-1: 1996 Protection against noise on board sea – General
PN-W-01 350-2: 1996 Protection against noise on board sea - the conditions and methods of measurement noise
PN-W-01 350-4: 1996 Protection against noise on board sea - Permissible sound levels on cargo ships and fishing vessels
PN-W-01 350-5: 1996 Protection against noise on board sea - Permissible sound levels on passenger ships
PN-W-01 350-6: 1996 Protection against noise on board sea - Guidelines for limiting exposure to noise
PN-W-01 350-7: 1996 Protection against noise on board sea - Hearing protectors
We are using also standards of below society classification:
Accommodation comfort of passengers and crew is an important issue on board of every kind of ship, especially passengers ship. Passengers of cruise ship, accommodated in high class cabins, usually have high requirements about their comfort during cruise. Also for crew that issue is very important. In their case, bad living and rest environment could influence on their focus, good mood, and finally on the quality of work. Owners in some cases have to face the situation when people on board may feel uncomfortable on ship. That situation is undesirable and could lead to rapid loss of good company reputation, reduce the income or even influence health of people onboard. The main reason of that are too high levels of vibrations and noise in accommodation part of ship.
Our company provides such services as:
Tensiometric measurements – Tensiometric measurements consist in measurements of variations in electrical resistance, undergone by means of strain gauge grid linked to the equipment analyzed and subjected to strain. It is an opportunity to measure strain and make stress analysis of each kind of material in actual operating condition, including hostile environments.
Torsional measurements - Torsional vibration analysis serves as an essential diagnostic instrument to identify abnormalities during a machine operation that may lead to unexpected damages of rotating equipment.
Thermographic measurements - One of the most popular non-destructive diagnostic methods, thermal test can detect even small temperature deviation of test object which may lead to the improper operation of the machine and cause an unexpected malfunction or breakdown.
Balancing of rotating elements - Info Marine in cooperation with Naviserv company specializes in balancing of rotating machinery in the machine's own bearings without removing the rotor. Balancing is being performed by the usage of portable balancing equipment. Balancing tolerances, methods for balancing and limits for machine vibrations are subject to technical rules and standards (for example ISO 1940-1; ISO 10816-3).
Ultrasonic tightness testing of hatch covers –the high quality survey offered by our company could in simple and quick way improve the cargo transfer safety. Hatch cover tightness is a very important issue for protecting life and property at sea. The service is delivered by our trained engineers who use the high-class equipment approved by classification societies. It substantially helps owners to comply with international rules and regulations.
Specify working faulty components to ensure that the repair is more effective and cheaper without unnecessary replacement of correctly working components.
Vibrations of rotating machineries, that is torsional vibrations, derive from the instantaneous angular velocity variation of the rotating parts. The phenomenon is present on reciprocating equipment, e.g. diesel engines, pumps, compressors, air/water propellers and turbines.
Torsional vibration analysis serves as an essential diagnostic instrument to identify abnormalities during a machine operation that
may lead to unexpected damages of rotating equipment. Stresses caused by torsional vibrations are added to stress deriving from normal rotational motion.
Various industries use endoscopic examination, and it is used by many professionals, allowing them to gain access to areas that are normally unavailable without removing the surrounding structures of the machines. Our company is specialized in endoscopic Testings that allows you to check the visual status of the elements of inaccessible items of equipment.
Measurements executed by our highly qualified technicians, equipped with modern measuring equipment, allows to do the accurate Testing of the normally inaccessible parts of devices, such as combustion engines, turbines and gearboxes. By visual Testing of the internal parts of the equipment, we are able to determine the condition of the entire system and plan the necessary repairs of defective parts, preventing the failure of the main device. According to this, we are able to minimize the time and cost of Testing of the devices while delivering high quality service performed.
Airflow is one of the most critical measurements for proper air conditioning performance. Our company is specialized in cargo hold ventilation Testings that allows you to check the status of the air flow provided to holds.
A proper functioning cargo ventilation system prevents to damage the cargo and to remove hazardous gases from the cargo spaces.
Measurements allows to manage the motors of the cargo hold ventilation fans in order to achieve the optimum energy consumption.
Typical Airflow measurements include survey of:
Volume of air
Measurements executed by our highly qualified technicians, equipped with modern measuring equipment, allows to do the accurate Testing of the cargo holds. According to this, we are able to minimize the time and cost of Testing of the cargo hold fans while delivering high quality service performed.
Parallel pressure and Cylinder Head Vibration Measurements
Engine cylinder pressure measurement is crucial for engine combustion diagnostic and calculations of indicated work. Modern compression and combustion pressure analyzers feature additional functions such as vibration measurements.
Combination of simultaneous cylinder pressure and cylinder head vibrations enhance possibilities for engine diagnostic.
Parallel pressure and cylinder head vibrations measurements applications:
Identifying abnormal valve clearance
Detection gas leakage from valves
Injection fault detection
Identifying overall engine condition
The valve train system is one of the most important components of the internal combustion engines. It is also likely to suffer from faults. Parallel pressure and cylinder head vibrations measurement is great opportunity to detect faults in initial stage. Reduce maintenance costs and improve performance and reliability of your engine.
TorqueTrak Revolution - Continuous Torque and Power Monitoring on Rotating Shaft
Info Marine as a representative of Binsfeld engineering inc. for Baltic countries provides and installs TorqueTrak Revolution system. This is an adequate tool for continuous, real time torque and power monitoring. It helps you find the optimum engine load, which means that you are able to reduce fuel consumption, avoid engine overloading, improve the efficiency of the vessel performance etc.
Features and benefits:
Inductive (non-contact) power and data transfer for continuous operation.
Shaft diameter up to 1016 mm.
Machine disassembly and shaft modification not required.
Providing precise, reliable, noise-free data in real time during actual machine operation.
Permanent and long term installation.
Four simultaneous data signals: torque, power, speed, direction of rotation.
User adjustable scaling for torque and shaft power.
Self diagnosis with error mode indicator lights.
The TorqueTrak Revolution is rugged precision instrument designed for applications where ongoing measurement of torque and/or power on rotating shaft is required.
SEEMP, Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan became a present must. In accordance with IMO rules and regulations (MEPC.1/Circ.683), all existing vessels must have an SEEMP available on board by 2013. EES on board of the vessel, enables operators to optimize their fuel consumption by maximizing energy efficiency. Located on board of the vessel, it equips you with energy system monitoring and electronic measurement logging.
Features and benefits:
Four simultaneous data signals from ME: torque, power, speed, direction of rotation indicated by torsional instrument
Consumption of fuels from all equipment on board
The possibility of finding the optimum ME speed versus spent fuel – save fuel
The possibility of planning fuel bunkering according to real consumption of all machinery
All information collected and presented in a clear graphical form
All data stored in memory – possibility of generating report for management