3G cel­lu­lar in­ter­net con­di­tion mon­i­tor­ing for marine gensets

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The eWON VPN router, which uses the Talk2M ( Talk to Ma­chines) in­ter­net- based re­mote ac­cess sys­tem, al­lows a man­u­fac­turer of marine gen­er­at­ing sets to mon­i­tor and re­port on the con­di­tion of its diesel- elec­tric gen­er­at­ing sets, lo­cated on­board an oil plat­form sup­ply ves­sel, via a cel­lu­lar ( 3G in­ter­net) con­nec­tion. By pro­vid­ing a cost- ef­fec­tive and se­cure two- way com­mu­ni­ca­tions sys­tem, that is both mod­u­lar and mo­bile, the genset man­u­fac­turer can now com­mu­ni­cate with the equip­ment on­board the ves­sel as if one of its ser­vice en­gi­neers were sit­ting there right next to the equip­ment with a lap­top. Prior to this the man­u­fac­turer would need to send a ser­vice en­gi­neer to the ves­sel, wher­ever it was lo­cated in the world, and man­u­ally up­load con­di­tion mon­i­tor­ing data from the gen­er­at­ing sets. Not only is this a costly ex­er­cise, it is also time con­sum­ing es­pe­cially when up­load­ing weeks or months of con­di­tion mon­i­tor­ing data. This new ap­proach, pro­vided by M. A. C. So­lu­tions ( UK) Lim­ited, in­stalls gen­er­at­ing sets in the en­gine room of the ship. As the ves­sel moves back to within 3G range of the coast, en­gi­neers can down­load con­di­tion mon­i­tor­ing data – such as tor­sional vi­bra­tion, ther­mal and power qual­ity data - re­motely. Any un­usual events in the data can be iden­ti­fied quickly and re­ported to the cus­tomer.

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