SPM in Marine and offshore industry

In the 1960s, Danish ship owner A.P. Møller´s bitter experience was that the cargo pumps of his tankers were breaking down far too often, without forewarning. An inventor and an enterprising financier decided to do something about it. The SPM method was invented and since then SPM has been present in the maritime industry.

Also in the early seventies, the entire fleet of British Petroleum tankers, at that time some 80 vessels, were equipped with shock pulse meters for detecting damaged rolling element bearings before they failed. Today, our condition monitoring instrumentation is installed on board more hundreds of vessels.

The maintenance on board vessels has traditionally been based on equipment running time. High demands on environment, reliability and ship safety have made condition monitoring widely accepted also by classification societies and it is already an option for most vessels.

Knowing the condition of your machinery is crucial to avoid sudden failures and maximize equipment lifetime. Timely failure prediction and detection is vital for reducing man power and spare part inventory to increase profit.

Since our beginnings, we have continuously developed our product range to include portable instruments, online systems and accessories specifically suited for shock pulse monitoring of important rotating machines on board, like pumps, fans, turbo chargers, azipods, electrical motors etc. Vibration monitoring equipment is used on applications where other problems such as alignment, impeller problems, gear and bearing problems, balancing problems etc. occur.

HD ENV® - a new achievement in vibration technology - provides outstanding performance with the latest innovative technologies. Signals buried in machine noise are levealed through high definition digital enveloping, extracting and enhancing the signals of interest from the overall machinery vibration signal. Gear and bearing damages can be found very early on in the damage process, providing extremely long pre-warning times. HD ENV can be used to monitor applications in a very broad RPM range, up to 40 000 RPM. On ultra slow rotating machinery, the SPM HD® measuring technique can be used with benefit. SPM HD uses RPM based sampling frequency and algorithmic correlation techniques to ensure the highest possible signal quality and razor sharp spectrums for analysis.

Among our customers are Transocean, Heerema, Ensco, Scorpio Tankers, Allseas, Thrustmaster, Noble Drilling, Exmar, Subsea 7, Farstad Shipping, Greenpeace, RCCL, Solstad Offshore ASA, Stolt Nielsen, Dorchester Maritime, BW Gas ASA, Bergshav Management, Crystal Cruises, Veth Propulsion, Schottel, Steerprop, Rolls Royce, Wartsila, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Kvaerner Masa-Yards, Knutsen OAS Shipping, Navion AS, DSME, Sonangol, Samsung Heavy Industries, Yamal Artic LNGC, Teekay Shipping, Western GECO and many more...

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