Chris-Marine Launches Advanced Camera for Cylinder Liner Condition Monitoring

Chris‐Marine® Liner Condition Camera (LCC)

25.09.2019 15:01:16 - Chris-Marine AB today announced the launch of its Cylinder Liner Condition Camera, LCC. LCC is used for in situ photography of the cylinder liner walls and the exhaust valve in 2-stroke engines.

( - Documents cylinder condition in 15 minutes only, without removal of cylinder cover or exhaust valve housing

Malmö, Sweden - September 25, 2019: Chris-Marine AB today announced the launch of its Cylinder Liner Condition Camera, LCC. LCC is used for in situ photography of the cylinder liner walls and the exhaust valve in 2-stroke engines.

LCC provides images from BDC (bottom dead center)


to TDC (top dead center).
The images captured by the camera are used to evaluate cylinder condition parameters like presence of cylinder honing marks and wave-cut groove extension, black lacquering and bore polish, size of cylinder wear edge and cleanliness of ring land. In addition, the pictures can be used to inspect exhaust valve, fuel injector valves, lube oil injection area and start air valve.

“The launch of our Cylinder Liner Condition Camera LCC is an important step for us and for our customers,” says Alexander Malt, Global Sales & Marketing Director at Chris-Marine. “We know that at least 10% of newbuildings need to have their cylinder liners replaced already before the first dry-docking, a costly consequence of failing to keep the liners in top condition. However, this problem can easily be prevented and that’s where our camera comes into play. LCC detects and documents abnormal surface conditions and helps the engine crew determine if measures need to be taken. By monitoring the condition of the liner regularly, severe damage to the engine can be prevented and unnecessary investments avoided, Alexander Malt continues.”
• The LCC unit has 4 built-in cameras to enable photography of the complete liner running surface, cylinder cover, lube oil injection area, exhaust valve, start air valve and injector valves.
• The LCC is capable of in situ cylinder condition documentation of 2-stroke engines with a bore size from 480 to 980 mm.
• LCC is made up of high-temperature resistant electronic components and batteries allowing operation without lowering engine coolant temperature for most engine types.
• With fully charged batteries it is possible to document up to 14 cylinders and time required per cylinder is approximately 15 minutes.
• Tools for centering, inserting and extracting the camera and checking clearance at TDC are included with the LCC.
• There is no need to remove cylinder cover or exhaust valve housing when using the LCC (only venting of combustion chamber is necessary, e.g. by opening the indicator valve).
• The LCC can be combined with Chris-Marine’s Liner Diameter Measurement Instrument LDM by using the LDM tablet.
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For more information, please contact:
Alexander Malt
Global Sales & Marketing Director, Chris-Marine
Tel: +45 4498 3839

Daniel Grunditz
Chief Technology Officer
Tel: +46 702 276 900

About Chris-Marine
For more than five decades, Chris-Marine has designed, manufactured and sold engine maintenance equipment for 2- and 4-stroke diesel engines. Today, these machines are world-renowned for being operator friendly and of high quality. Now, and since the 1960’s, quality, reliability and usability remain to be our key trademarks. We grow constantly and have sales offices in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Singapore, China, India, Japan, Ecuador and Brazil. Close cooperation with local agents around the world helps us serve our customers independent of their location. In addition, we have well-equipped workshops in Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Singapore and Shanghai, which makes us an ideal partner in engine care maintenance.

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Press Information:
Chris-Marine AB

Stenyxegatan 3
SE-213 76 Malmö

Contact Person:
Daniel Grunditz
Chief Technology Officer
Phone: +46 702 276 900
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