Oil Condition Monitoring
Our reports provide an assessment of both machinery performance and the lubricant condition
- Reduced maintenance costs
- Increased equipment reliability
- Enables proactive maintenance planning
- Improved safety and environmental protection
Oil analysis for marine lubricants
Our Condition Monitoring Service has been developed to allow owners and managers to have complete peace of mind with regard to the use of Vickers Oils’ lubricants in their vessels.
It is backed by a full service team to answer queries regarding test results and their interpretation. The service is offered based upon a tailored agreement covering each individual vessel participating in the service.
This service is offered for sterntube, stabiliser, thruster and hydraulic applications in order to optimise lubricant performance.
A comprehensive database of results, drawn from over a decade of EAL analysis, allows us to expertly interpret the lubricant’s performance in your vessel.
The key feature of our service is that the resultant reports offer judgements on machinery health and not just lubricant condition. These judgements state, where appropriate, that the machinery is suitable for further service and does not require remedial action.
This would be the case even, for example, when HYDROX and HYDROX BIO samples contain up to 10 times more water than if conventional oil was in use.
Regular use of our Condition Monitoring Service can actually support applications for extension to the classification survey of a ship’s sterntube assembly. For example, the CM notation scheme operated by Lloyd’s Register can allow sterntube inspection to be deferred where sufficient documented evidence is available to support such a deferral. In such cases significant cost savings can be enjoyed by the client.
Reports can be made available to Classification Society Surveyors of whatever Class and will normally exceed their requirement regarding both the test suite and quality of reporting. Our service is compliant with the ISM Code ”Maintenance of the Ship and Equipment” and provides evidence of preventative maintenance in respect of Clause 10 of the ISM code.