Engine room

Engine room safety

Engine room safety

Ensuring engine room safety is not just a compliance issue, it’s also key to ensuring smooth operations. Technology improvements are making it possible to keep up with current legislation – while also helping you better prepare for future regulatory changes.

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Raising the bar on safety

With technology continually raising the bar on safety, keeping a vessel safe means staying up to date with both the regulations and the technological possibilities. Staying safe means staying informed and taking action to ensure that a vessel’s setup meets the highest standards.

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Wärtsilä engine room safety solutions

Wärtsilä’s range of solutions to help you meet and exceed the legal requirements for engine room safety include everything from SOLAS services to continuous monitoring. Our services help to prevent engine room fires, injuries, material and capital damages, and off hire. 

    SOLAS solutions for engine safety

    The Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention in its successive forms is generally regarded as the most important of all international treaties concerning the safety of merchant ships. The main objective is to specify minimum standards for the construction, equipment and operation of ships, related to their safety.

    Wärtsilä SOLAS solutions are designed to prevent the unexpected in regard to injuries, engine room fires, material and capital damages, or off-hire. Furthermore, SOLAS upgrades ensure that the requirements of classification societies, flag administrations, and port authorities are met. Wärtsiläs SOLAS solution options consist of maintenance sets, splash guard solution improvements, upgrades for hot surfaces protection solutions, and SOLAS compliance audits.

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    Wärtsilä Wireless big-end bearing temperature monitoring

    The Wärtsilä wireless big-end bearing temperature monitoring system provides real-time temperature monitoring of the connecting rod big end bearings.

    This state-of-the-art wireless system improves operational safety by continuously monitoring the temperature of the bearings. Any uncharacteristic deviation in the bearing temperature results in an immediate warning signal. The engine can then be stopped in an orderly fashion allowing troubleshooting to be carried out in good time before actual damage occurs. The system gives real-time, first-hand data, thereby preventing damage to the big-end bearings of the connecting rod, which is one of the most common reasons for four-stroke engine breakdowns.

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    Wireless Big-end Bearing Monitoring
    Wärtsilä Hydrolock indicator

    Operational reliability and uptime are critical, and the consequences of having an engine out of operation can be serious. Achieve maximised uptime by installing the Wärtsilä Hydrolock indicator, a warning system indicating water strokes.

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    Wärtsilä Hydrolock Indicator
    Wärtsilä Training services

    Global training solutions provided by the Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy (WLSA) cover all aspects of management, operation, maintenance and safety issues, optimizing the safety, availability, reliability and performance of your power or marine installation. WLSA also offers on-board and on-site training.

    • Product Training is provided exclusively for Wärtsilä products.
    • Plant operation and management, engine performance evaluation and maritime resource management
    • Training Agreements and the Assessment Service are tailor made to make sure you have competent personnel available for current and future needs.

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    Training services

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