Thanks to the use of sensors and diagnostic tools, information about components of the propulsion system can be collected.
ZF Condition Monitoring System ProVID provides data on the status of:
- Gears in upper and lower gearboxes
- Propeller balance
- Balance of internal shafts
- Saturation level of oil
- Contamination by conductive material
The monitoring of oil regarding to conductive particles and water content can optionally be integrated into the CMS ProVID.
With the help of the ProVID processor, data is collected, saved, and transmitted to the ZF data analysis center through a cloud-based solution.
The collected data is analyzed, evaluated and transformed into a dashboard using algorithms specially developed by ZF. Operators can then identify at an early stage which components may need to be serviced or replaced.
Our team of experts provides timely information about irregularities and plans the next steps together with ship operators and ship owners.
Because repairs can be planned in advance and not just in response to exceptional situations, downtimes and maintenance times can be shortened, failures can be avoided, and the lifetime of the monitored systems and components can be extended.