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Singapore, January 2018

Schaller Automation - A Safe Start to 2018!

Happy Chinese New Year to our Customers, Partners and Friends.
 Wishing our Customers, Partners and Friends a happy, prosperous and safe 2018!!  
Happy Chinese New Year!
Keeping you and your Investments Safe
An engine is a precision component and any little deviation could result in a major incident like a crankcase explosion that could severely damage the revenue generation prospects of a vessel. The Swedish Club, an organization with a focus on marine insurances, marine safety and loss prevention released, on January 8th of this year , a statement about marine safety.

                               “An investigation by The Swedish Club into auxiliary engine damage has revealed that the majority of all damage takes place immediately after maintenance work. A key finding is that 55% of casualties occur within only 10% of the time between overhaul (TBO), corresponding to the first 1,000 hours or so of operation after overhaul. In most cases the damage occurs only a few hours after start up.”  ( Source:
The report highlights the presence of incorrect maintenance and wrongful repair in many cases, as well as poor lubrication management , which was also a major contributing factor to a number of these engine breakdowns.

Poor lubrication can lead to hot spots within the engine, creating oil mist. The early detection of high levels of oil mist in an engine by a Schaller Oil Mist Detection (OMD) unit can lower the risk of  severe and dangerous engine damage and reduce repair costs.

Early detection gives enough time for the engine to either be slowed down or stopped, preventing further damage and  potential risks.

Peter Stålberg, Senior Technical Adviser at The Swedish Club was also quoted as saying, “We see with an average repair cost of more than USD 345,000, we cannot emphasize enough the principle that prevention is better than cure.”

Take advantage of our Spring Offer of Free Inspection to ensure your Schaller Automation Oil Mist Detection unit is in optimal condition this Chinese New Year.

Contact us to find out more.
Ease of Maintenance
Some basic Maintenance on a Schaller Oil Mist Detector is simple and can easily be done by crew aboard following the maintenance instructions provided with any installation. We have 2 videos (and more to come during the next newsletters) visualizing the ease of basic maintenance task to be conducted regularly to ensure efficient operation of your Schaller Automation OMD.
Schaller Visatron 87plus Oil Mist Detector Maintenance of Fresh Air Bores
Maintenance of the Fresh Air Bores
Replacement of the Air Filters (P/N:365197)
CHanging of the air filters. Schaller Automation emphasizes the on-time and regular exchange of air filters to ensure optimal air flow, essential for the OMD's operation.
Complete Spare Parts Kits can be ordered from Schaller Singapore Pte Ltd which provide the vessel with all the necessary parts required for regular maintenance.

Kit 3 - Servicekit VN115/87plus Art. No:151483

We recommend that a thorough servicing on the OMD unit be conducted once every 2 years by a certified Schaller Automation Engineer. Please refer to the OMD manuals  and check your installation date and/or the date of your last conducted service.

Be aware that ONLY Schaller Automation certified Engineers have the knowledge and the technical equipment to inspect, maintain and, if required, to calibrate you OMD installation. No other non-certified third party will be able to do it, although promises might be made.


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Singapore Office (APAC)
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Schaller Automation Pte Ltd
114 Lavender St  
#09-93 CT HUB 2
Singapore 338729

Phone: +65 6643 5151
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Schaller Automation Pte Ltd provides sales, service & support for Schaller's VISATRON oil mist detectors and its accessories for the APAC region.

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