Marine propulsion is one of the most critical fields where Predictive maintenance approach may give the best results in terms of R.O.I.
Few Euros spent on conditions monitoring in used oil analysis can provide precious answers related with “where” and “how” the impending failures may be controlled in the due time. Minimal amounts of Sodium may lead to salt water contamination, trough corrosion of heat exchangers & intercooling systems.
This is even worst if the engines are not routinely running, but seldom used for leisure purposes. Quality and residual lubrication properties evaluation of the oil are vital to the efficiency of the systems.