Essential machinery with downtime risks needs to be monitored 24/7 in order to get the earliest possible prewarning of deteriorating condition. This allows operators to response in time to take the necessary action to avoid catastrophic failures and severe secondary damages. Otherwise, in case of a required thruster overhaul, the best possible time window can be planned in the most early stage.

The Intellinova condition monitoring system setup to measure thruster mechanical condition in the most optimum way holds a combination of techniques and signal optimization functions; Our patented SPM HD technology for advanced bearing and gear condition monitoring at ultra low revolutions - down to 0.1 rpm! - and commonly used vibration analyze techniques like velocity, acceleration and HD ENV, FFT spectrum, time domain and phase analysis, pseudo tach, time synchronous averaging and HD Order Tracking, forms a unique package of tools bound into our Thruster condition monitoring solution to maximize pre-warning times on upcoming failures.

Two complementary technologies combined in one DuoTech sensor are installed on assigned positions and connected to the Intellinova data acquisition system.

The following problems can be detected:

  • Rolling element bearing damages
  • Gear wear and damage
  • Imbalance in drive shaft and propeller
  • Misalignment in shafts and gears
  • Looseness
  • Structural resonances
  • Propeller blade damages, marine grow, erosion and cavitation
  • Rotor and shaft eccentricity
  • Electrical motor problems; broken rotor bars, VFD faults
  • Softfoot

Besides vibration condition monitoring, it is a common choice to include our online lubrication and hydraulic oil condition monitoring solution for thrusters to measure the contamination (particle counter) according to ISO or NAS class, water in oil detection, oil temperature and oil quality.

Intellinova online vibration monitoring systems is your best and effortable choice and easy to retrofit.