We leverage digitalization
Data based processes and intelligent software allow accurate analytics and unprecdented insights. We at MAN Energy Solutions aim to pioneer a digital transformation using this potential.
This is why we have developed our digital ecosystem and offer digital solutions in all our business areas. By introducing our three digital key products MAN CEON and PrimeServ Assist, we created a comprehensive digital ecosystem that enables us to collect, combine and evaluate relevant data. This databased ecosystem is our digital backbone and the base for new digital customer centric solutions of the future.
Find out where we offer digital solutions within our business units.
Digital solutions for the marine industry
To promote a more interactive cooperation with ship owners and crews, we at MAN Energy Solutions use digital innovations in the marine industry. Together, we make sure that your systems are always running. Our digital solutions increase the efficiency, safety and availability of MAN products throughout the marine industry.
For example, MAN PrimeServ Assist is a new, proactive maintenance and repair service by MAN. With this service, you get instant, accurate notifications, updates and advice on your fleet or industrial equipment while they are in service.
MAN CEON is our cloud-based customer-user interface for the MAN PrimeServ Assist digital services which provide all data and information on MAN products. This digital platform is accessible on any verified device with an internet connection.
Digital solutions for Energy & Storage
Digitalization is one of the key enablers of the transition towards flexible carbon neutral energy systems. Also, it can help save power generation costs.
With energy production becoming increasingly diverse, there is an ever-growing need for intelligent energy management systems that respond to fluctuations of renewable energy and market price signals. Our energy management systems allow for optimized, cost-efficient and reliable operation of hybrid power systems and microgrids wherever and whenever needed.
Our PrimeServ Assist digital services provide the crucial insights on how to increase equipment efficiency and leverage optimization potentials, thus directly enhancing plant profitability.
Digital solutions for Oil & Gas and the Process Industry
The oil and gas business, chemical or materials industries can and will benefit from the power hidden in the vast quantities of data produced and harvested every single day. MAN Energy Solutions has the expertise to put the data to good use for our customers’ success. Thanks to smart services we can guarantee to avoid downtime, analyze performance and anticipate future needs.
With our digital service agreements, we take the digital capabilities of our customers’ facilities to the next level. PrimeServ Assist e.g. includes remote diagnostics, anomaly detection, while our digital twinning approach offers benefits like individual software solutions with improved quality, simulation-based operator training, increased efficiency and reduced commissioning time.
Digital service solutions
With PrimeServ Assist, we have developed an innovative service for various applications: We use digitalization to offer proactive service and real-time support.
The MAN CEON platform integrates data and information from MAN machinery and its operational environment and uses intelligent real-time analysis tools for evaluation and forecasting, while providing robust connectivity.
However, digitization is not without risks. Network-based systems are increasing vulnerability for cyberattacks that can paralyze entire businesses. Therefore, implementing defensive barriers is an essential element in proactive cybersecurity management. Cybersecurity is crucial for all our service solutions.
Our Digital Center is a central platform to discover advanced system solutions in 3D, meet our dedicated experts online and get inspiration for future market und technological developments. We offer in-depth insights via webinars across all business areas and provide product news and updates on the key developments in our customers’ lines of business
Latest news on digitalization
Successful, Remote Type Approval Test for MAN L23/30H Mk3 Engine
MAN Energy Solutions recently conducted a successful Type Approval Test (TAT) for new engine, L23/30H Mk3.
Owing to current Covid-19 restrictions, the TAT was executed on-site in Korea in early March 2021 by STX and MAN Energy Solutions staff, with the classification team joining proceedings remotely. The event was filmed and broadcast globally with viewers watching from Europe, North America and Asia.
Finn Fjeldhøj, Head of Small-Bore, Four-Stroke Engineering, MAN Energy Solutions, said: “TATs are an important step in the entry of every engine to the market. The fact that we could surmount the difficulties posed by the global pandemic with a remote solution to successfully get the engine approved is very pleasing. The experience gathered from this event will prove invaluable in the future.”
MAN Energy Solutions’ Christian Rasmussen, Head of Classification Department, said: “Planning for the event began already in the summer of 2020 as a second wave of the virus hit and travel restrictions began to affect logistics. In response, we initiated a series of meetings with six major classification societies to investigate the possibilities for a remote type-test. Stemming from these, we developed a framework to successfully execute the TAT.”
MAN Energy Solutions has also initiated a project with classification society, ABS, to further refine the structure of remote tests. This particular project is expected to conclude during 2021, after which the company expects to have defined an optimal flow for remote TATs.
MAN Energy Solutions announced the first order for the new engine, even before the TAT, in February 2021 when STX Engine signed a contract with Daehan shipbuilding for 3 × MAN 6L23/30H Mk3 GenSets for 1+1 vessels. These engines will achieve Tier III emission levels with the aid of SCR, and are provisionally scheduled for delivery in August 2021.
The MAN 23/30H engine
The first 23/30H engine came on the market in 1965 and has a long history of operational stability. The engine is popular with shipowners for a number of reasons, not least for its broad market penetration that has ensured global recognition on account of its reliability and ‘forgiving’ service demands. Globally, well over 12,000 units have been produced over its lifetime.
Applications for the engine include tankers, bulk carriers and product tankers as auxiliary engines, with some sales as prime movers for fishing trawlers and power plants. The engine is mostly diesel-driven, with LNG and bio-oil also used in special environmental areas.
The new Mk3 variant is a cost-effective GenSet that complies with 2020 SOx-regulations and has a power range of 500 - 1800 kW. Compared with its Mk2 predecessor, among other characteristics, it features:
- an increased power-output per cylinder
- a reduced fuel-oil consumption
- the longest TBO in its class
- an improved conrod design
- a two-part piston design for fast maintenance.