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Shell Marine to preview new Shell LubeMonitor service

Shell Marine to preview new Shell LubeMonitor service
Shell Marine will preview its revitalised Shell LubeMonitor service, a cylinder monitoring service at SMM, held in Hamburg, Germany from September 6-10.

Shell Marine believes that the revamped service will be simpler, faster and better, through a new software package called Marine Connect, which is designed to enhance data management and reporting functions.

Shell LubeMonitor offers easy to read reports, a complete engine overview, historical data from onboard and from the laboratory and highlights areas for concern or possible optimisation opportunities.

Shell LubeMonitor runs in tandem with the Shell Rapid Lubricants Analysis (RLA) cylinder check, which has been used to take over 50,000 cylinder drain oils samples to date, identifying potential oil or equipment issues before they become critical.

Many shipping companies have made it part of their planned maintenance regime. Shell Marine expects to analyse round 18,000 cylinder drain oil samples in 2016 alone.

Hamburg-based shipowner Oskar Wehr, an early adopter of Shell LubeMonitor has reported reducing oil feed rates by 0.2g/kWh on 25 vessels while remaining in compliance with OEM feed rate recommendations. As a result, it expects to save up to $20,000 per vessel, per year.