Proven monitoring system ensures safe, remote engine commissioning during sea trial commissioning with enterprise-wide deployment capability
UK, 20 June 2022 – The Power Systems business unit of Rolls-Royce, a provider of world-class mtu propulsion solutions for the marine market, has ordered a second remote engine monitoring system from Reygar Ltd. (Reygar), thereby eliminating engine room health and safety risks during the commissioning and testing of marine engines.
Developed by Reygar, the leading supplier of innovative remote monitoring and reporting systems, and designed to Rolls-Royce’s exacting specifications, remote engine monitoring technology enables engineers to operate outside of engine rooms. machinery during commissioning and sea trials, effectively reducing their exposure to associated safety risks.
Rolls-Royce sees personnel safety as a primary concern, with the company’s expert understanding of engine room hazards making a clear case for removing engineers from engine rooms wherever possible. Its collaboration with Reygar fully met the ambition to improve safety through automation – upgrading the original wired data logging system used by engineers to a wireless alternative for remote monitoring. remotely, providing engine data fully integrated with existing data from Rolls-Royce Power Systems. processing interface.
The first system, delivered in 2021, has been successfully deployed in more than half a dozen sea trials of yachts and commercial vessels conducted by subsidiary Rolls-Royce Power Systems in the UK. The technology has now been deployed in Italy and will soon be used in the United States. The solution is vessel independent and fully customizable, with scope to support sea trials on a wide variety of vessels, including ferries, pilot boats, tugs, workboats and transfer vessels of crew.
Darren Barnett, Director – Marine for Rolls-Royce Power Systems in the UK, said; “Collaboration is key to unlocking progress in the propulsion industry and setting the highest standards in personnel safety. We identified Reygar as an excellent collaborator in this company due to his engineering expertise and the strong endorsement of his abilities by the Rolls-Royce Solutions management team. The solution that we developed together proved to be totally effective in relation to our objective of eliminating risks for our engineers.
“The adaptability of the system opens the door for us to expand its industry-wide deployment and integrate it as standard into our global commissioning process, realizing its safety benefits across our business. The opportunities for technology to address business and security challenges are nearly limitless, and we are excited to see how our use of the system can evolve in the future.
Chris Huxley-Reynard, Managing Director of Reygar, said: “Rolls-Royce’s mission to keep its engineers safe from harm presented both an interesting technical challenge and a unique opportunity to create a safer environment for sailors and engineers essential to maritime commerce. Our collaboration proves that a strong data management and supporting engineering infrastructure has the potential not only to create efficiencies in routine marine operations, but also to improve the working conditions of the workforce. maritime work.
“Building on our extensive experience in developing vessel monitoring systems, the remote engine monitoring solution we have refined together is an innovative way to address safety and productivity challenges, powered by a improved data capture and communication. The opportunity to improve security standards through the application of remote monitoring systems is growing, and we look forward to seeing how this will take shape in the future.
Source: Rolls Royce