1960-luvulla tanskalaisen laivanvarustajan, A.P. Møllerin, katkera kokemus oli, että heidän tankkereiden lastauspumppujen laakerit hajosivat aivan liian useasti ja ilman ennakkovaroitusta. Eräs keksijä ja yritteliäs rahoittaja päättivät tehdä asialle jotain. Näin SPM menetelmän kehittäminen sai alkunsa ja siitä lähtien SPM on ollut läsnä merenkulkuteollisuudessa.  

Measurement in maritime industry70-luvun alussa kaikki British Petroleumin tankkerit (tuolloin noin 80 alusta) varustettiin iskusysäysmittauksilla, jotta laakereiden viat voitiin havaita ennen niiden rikkoutumista. Tänä päivänä kunnonvalvonnan järjestelmiämme on asennettuna yli tuhanteen alukseen.  

The maintenance on board vessels has traditionally been based on equipment running time. High demands on environment, reliability and ship safety have made condition monitoring widely accepted also by classification societies and it is already an option for most vessels.

Knowing the condition of your machinery is crucial to avoid sudden failures and maximize equipment lifetime. Timely failure prediction and detection is vital for reducing man power and spare part inventory to increase profit.

Since our beginnings, we have continuously developed our product range to include portable instruments, online systems and accessories specifically suited for shock pulse monitoring of important rotating machines on board, like pumps, fans, turbo chargers, azipods, electrical motors etc. Vibration monitoring equipment is used on applications where other problems such as alignment, impeller problems, gear problems, balancing problems etc. occur. On slowly rotating machinery, the SPM HD® measuring technique can be used with benefit. SPM HD uses RPM based sampling frequency and algorithmic correlation techniques to ensure the highest possible signal quality and razor sharp spectrums for analysis.

Among our references are RCCL, Stolt Nielsen, Dorchester Maritime, BW Gas ASA, Bergshav Management, Crystal Cruises, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Kvaerner Masa-Yards, Knutsen OAS Shipping, Navion AS, DSME, Samsung Heavy Industries, Teekay Shipping and Western GECO.