Propulsion Product Services Azipod Sample-based Oil Analysis ®

Propulsion Product Services
Azipod® Sample-based Oil Analysis
ABB provides condition monitoring and analysis services
for evaluation of the condition and status of non-driveend and drive-end bearings, slewing bearings and gear
rims, and hydraulic steering motors and pumps.
The oil analysis service enables advance detection of
abnormal equipment condition, allowing you to plan and
schedule corrective action, thus minimizing unplanned
downtime and costly repairs. High quality, accuracy, and
consistency in the oil analysis are ensured through application of the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard in all ABB
The solution
ABB provides sample-based oil analysis service for evaluation
of the state and condition of critical components, such as
shaft-line bearings and steering systems. This comprehensive
oil analysis enables monitoring of the condition and status of
the critical components and aids in detecting potential failures
before they affect production. The customer regularly takes
oil samples and submits them to an ABB-approved laboratory
for testing and analysis. From these results, ABB provides a
complete report with trend analyses and recommendations.
Sampling device
and instructions
Oil analysis
in laboratory
Sending samples
to laboratory
− − Better understanding and knowledge of the ‘health’ of
critical components
- Improved availability and safety of operation
− − Optimal operation and maintenance performance
- Long-term statistics, supporting continuous development
− − Minimization of operational costs
- Early diagnosis and preventive measures, helping to
avoid lost production caused by unplanned downtime
- Improved maintenance planning and reliability of
Optimized operation
and maintenance
Scope of supply
- Oil analysis for the customer-submitted samples
- Non-drive-end (NDE) bearing (thrust bearing)
- Drive-end (DE) bearing (propeller bearing)
- Slewing bearing and gear rim
- Steering hydraulics motors and pumps
− − A condition report and recommendations
Even pieces of equipment of exactly the same make and
model wear and accumulate contaminants at different rates.
Individual trend analyses and comparison of the results
against the installed base provide the most effective method
for determining the current equipment status, which enables
you to solve developing problems before they become
Complementary options
− − Inductively coupled plasma (ICP) atomic emission
spectrometry for elemental analyses
−− Vibration analysis for NDE and DE bearings
− − High-frequency vibration analysis for slewing bearings
−− PCMS (the ABB Propulsion Condition Management
System) for on-line condition monitoring
Service and reporting intervals
Steering gear
Hydraulic unit
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Azipod life cycle services
The Sample-based Oil Analysis Service is available for all
Azipod V-series models.
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Azipod® propulsion
An Azipod unit is a podded electric propulsion unit where the variable speed
electric motor driving the fixed pitch propeller is in a submerged pod outside
the ship hull, and the pod can be rotated around its vertical axis to give the
propulsion thrust freely to any direction. Thus the ship does not need rudders,
stern transversal thrusters or long shaftlines inside the ship hull.
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Trend Analysis for high reliability
Samples are taken and analyzed at regular intervals. Trend
monitoring enables detection of internal abnormalities early
on. Comparison of the most recent report to previous reports
allows determining developments and trends. Tested values
that fall within acceptable limits may show a pattern of subtle
variance that could signal a developing problem.