A joint paper by Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. and Propulsion Analytics, titled “WiDE – an example on how digitalization creates value for ship operators” was presented at the CIMAC 30th World Congress 2023 in June 2023 in Busan, Korea.
The paper describes the digital tool WiDE and how it helps the ship operators to optimise engine performance and maintenance. Further development of WiDE towards condition based maintenance and vessel performance assessment are also presented.
Since its introduction as standard specification on WinGD branded engines and its subsequent installation on all new delivered engines from 2020, both the hardware and software elements of WiDE have been further developed for improved functionality. Propulsion Analytics, apart from the Engine Diagnostic System (EDS) – the software component of WiDE for the engine data analysis, diagnostics and troubleshooting support, now offers QUAD as extension of WiDE towards vessel performance optimization.