Introducing VitalyX

VitalyX, powered by Shell Remote Sense and Bently Nevada is an IoT and advanced analytics-based lubricant condition monitoring service that helps you identify and prevent equipment failures before they occur.

With actionable insights at your fingertips, take proactive decisions to protect and extend equipment life, increase efficiency and optimise maintenance. Moving to a condition-based maintenance schedule will save the time and money by preventing equipment breakdowns and vessel downtime.

Delivered in conjunction with Shell LubeAnalyst, Vitalyx monitors oil parameters in engines, gears and hydraulics to give a constantly updated picture of lubricant condition to immediately identify contaminants and accurately predict oil life.

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Intelligent monitoring

Track real-time oil and equipment condition

  • 45% of machine failures can be attributed to poor oil condition monitoring1

  • 62% of industry staff admit to incidents of incorrect lube management leading to unplanned downtime2

From time consuming manual checking and catastrophic failures to remote and real time monitoring powered by Shell Remote Sense and Bently Nevada.

Oil conditioning monitoring Manual monitoring Shell Lube Analyst VitalyX
Timings 3-10 weeks 1-2 weeks Continuous
Sampling Manual sampling Scheduled sampling Smart sampling
Testing Laboratory testing Laboratory testing 7 labs globally Cloud-based, AI-powered analysis
Reporting Paper report Digital reporting Instant recommendation

The benefits

Improve your productivity and profitability with VitalyX

With better lubrication monitoring and management leading to healthier machines and performance, Vitalyx delivers a host of benefits:

  • Protects and extends equipment life
  • Prevent unplanned downtime
  • Increase operational efficiency
  • Optimise equipment health
  • Lower maintenance costs
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Access a complete picture of your lubricant condition 24/7

  • Water Ingress
  • Viscosity
  • Total Acid Number
  • Total Base Number
  • Fuel Dilution
  • Oxidation
  • Nitration
  • Coolant Contamination
  • Soot

React faster with actionable insights and recommendations

  • Contamination alerts
  • Remaining oil life
  • Fine control of oil quality
  • Extend oil drain intervals
  • Consumption savings

How VitalyX works

Make your data work harder

VitalyX is like a 24/7 health check for your marine equipment – your oil is constantly assessed and you receive an instant diagnosis and clear recommendations to prevent things going wrong or getting worse

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how vitalyX works
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Gathering raw data on oil and equipment.

Easy to install and integrate into existing systems, sensors provide real-time information that we use to deliver a clear picture of how your lubricants and machinery is performing.

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Shell Insight

30+ years of lubricant analysis expertise

Shell has accumulated a vast library of lubricant data based on hundreds of products delivered across thousands of applications. This constantly updated source of expertise is leveraged to generate our insights on oil condition and equipment health.

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Shell Remote Sense Cloud

Analysis powered by AI and machine learning

The Shell Remote Sense Cloud uses the latest AI and machine learning technology to analyse sensor data. This includes asset benchmarking to calibrate our models, behaviour tracking to detect anomalies and oil property modelling to predict outcomes.

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Actionable insights and recommendations

Insight on oil condition, contamination, remaining oil life

Insights and recommendations are generated through Shell Remote Sense advanced analytics. These clear recommendations are delivered to the operations and maintenance team through a user-friendly interface.

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