The Engine Diagnostic System (EDS) software is installed into the DCM computer, and uses this database to perform the engine diagnostic analyses. DCM enables remote support collaboration between WinGD and the shipping company.

Engine Diagnostic System is the engine’s digital twin which provides a unique expert engine analysis. The EDS uses the power of modern digital data monitoring to deliver customers with valuable information. It provides remote support to assist the operator in optimising the ship’s performance. It is based on a thermodynamic engine model that constantly calculates the ideal engine performance and defines a “reference optimal condition”. The reference condition varies depending on the environmental conditions measured in real-time on the ship. Using the DCM hardware, the actual engine operating performance is measured by collecting relevant information from the engine and the ship.

The deviation between the actual and optimal reference engine performance is quantified, and a rootcause analysis, with problem solving solutions, is provided.  

The following engine components data are monitored and analysed:

  • Fuel injection system
  • Exhaust valve gas system
  • Piston running behaviour
  • Scavenge air system
  • Turbo charger
  • Engine control automation system
  • Gas admission system (for X-DF engines)  

EDS Interactive Training

The EDS encompasses a specificallydesigned training section, with a training library organised per engine component/function based on standardised criteria. EDS Interactive Training allows an on- demand download of training videos, and further training tools using an interactive engine room simulator. All training material, cut sections and 3D drawings related to the engine are accessible with just a few clicks.  

EDS Troubleshooting

The troubleshooting application provides customers with instructions on how to solve engine problems in case of an alarm or if a failure occurs. It reports the problem, the list of alarms, identifies the part involved and automatically provides drawings and documents of the components affected. EDS troubleshooting displays detailed instructions on how to solve the problem, for example, using extracts from the engine manual related to the problem.  

EDS Spare Parts

When a failure is predicted, it may be necessary to order a spare part. This application integrates the spare part codebook of the entire engine into the EDS. It can be used to create a parts-order to request delivery to external suppliers.

EDS Maintenance

EDS Maintenance helps customers obtain an overview of the maintenance schedule to record all maintenance actions. With the EDS and the data analytics approach, a broad data collection system, available in real time, allows access to engine data history and the systematic reporting of failure cases. The EDS uses the large amount of engine data to extract insightful patterns and to identify dependencies by using techniques such as the association rules to find relationships between different parameters. Together with the Engine Diagnostic System, WinGD offers remote support directly to the shipping company. Use of the collected data will quickly solve issues, optimise the engine, provide operational recommendations, and coordinate further technical support. As part of this service, the support centre provides regular reports on the health status of the machinery, including recommendations for optimal engine operations.