Shell Marine Launches IT Platform For Used Oil Analysis

By Jack Burke16 December 2019

Shell Marine launched a new IT platform for its used oil analysis program Shell LubeAnalyst. The company said the launch comes after years of planning and development and is the first step in demonstrating how Shell Marine will digitalize its service offerings to customers in the future. The Shell LubeAnalyst next-generation platform is designed to offer a much simpler sample management process, which includes online sample registration and label printing that remove the need to complete sample labels manually, the company said. This helps to minimize the likelihood of errors and makes life easier for the crew onboard.
“Drawing on Shell Marine’s 30-year knowledge base of sampling, analysis and diagnostics, Shell LubeAnalyst feeds directly into maintenance programs,” said Joris van Brussel, general manager, Shell Marine. “It provides vital insights when operating profiles or other circumstances change, such as fuel sulfur content restrictions. Enhanced lubricant analytics and reporting are driving the digitalized technical services that optimize productivity.”
The company said upgrades include an intuitive customer portal with personalized dashboards, interactive charts and an easy-to-use oil analysis reporting format which allows vessel managers to oversee lubricant performance across their fleets via the Shell LubeAnalyst homepage. Users also benefit from a simple in-box highlighting action and attention comments and recommendations from Shell Marine engineers as part of the enhanced reporting functionality. Shell LubeAnalyst also gives registered owners access to Shell Marine’s complete library of recommendations covering all the key equipment and lubricant grades.
The Shell LubeAnalyst mobile app is already available. Customers will be able to read all test reports on a mobile device and use the new scan-and-go labels.
“Digitalized technical services will be transformative because they help to take uncertainty out of some of the variables determining engine performance,” said van Brussel. “In times of change, part of our role as a trusted partner is to ensure that customers have the right information available at the right time and in the right place.”
Shell LubeAnalyst replaces a service known as Shell Rapid Lubricant Analysis.

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