Project on target as data collection continues despite COVID-19 pandemic


The DiMOS project is on target to deliver the proposed prescriptive maintenance digital platform that allows for condition monitoring and maintenance planning for ship structures, engine machinery and auxiliary systems.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic had created challenges for data collection, but assistance from Condor Ferries on the South Coast of England, Grant’s Distillery in Scotland, the Royal Mail in Sheffield and Toyota in Derby has allowed periodic and real-time data collection from assets typical in ships, such as pumps, fans, compressors, gearboxes and hydraulic systems. The project consortium have also been gathering vibration data to unite environmental, process, and other important datasets.

As a result of this testing, the two-year project is now on course to complete on time and deliver a prescriptive maintenance planning platform for machinery systems that can be used by maintenance crew as part of their normal duties. This system will eliminate unnecessary tasks and focus resources on value-adding tasks to improve through-life costs of asset ownership while also delivering early warning capabilities of potential machinery failure.

Where the project outcomes have been designed for the marine industry there are plans to roll the system out to other industries that could benefit too.

The DiMOS Project has received funding from Innovate UK with Project Reference No. 104505