While engine breakdown in a power plant is not common, the risk increases in peaking plants with frequent engine start/stop and where load fluctuates heavily. Avoiding breakdown is also crucial for power plants operating in island mode in remote locations. Abnormal piston behaviour increases cylinder liner temperatures, which may cause piston scuffing or breakdown in case of piston seizure – ultimately leading to an unexpected engine stop. Unexpected stops result in lost production and revenue, repair costs and even possible financial penalties. The Wärtsilä Cylinder liner temperature monitoring system for Wärtsilä 32 engines uses real-time monitoring to help prevent breakdowns in the case of abnormal piston behaviour.
Available as a retrofit solution for power plants with Wärtsilä 32 engines. The system is already standard in Wärtsilä 34SG and marine Wärtsilä 32 installations.