Effective ship maintenance strategy using a risk and criticality based approach

Iraklis Lazakis, Osman Turan, Selim Alkaner, Aykut Olcer

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Abstract

The insight about maintenance tasks has evolved over the years in great depth. Different methodologies have been applied in industrial sectors such as the aviation, nuclear, chemical and manufacturing industries among others. Proposed methods include the Reliability Centered Maintenance approach, Condition Monitoring and Risk Based Inspection. In maritime industry, maintenance is broadly subdivided into three categories: corrective (or run-to-failure), preventive (or time-interval based) and predictive maintenance. Inadequately maintained vessels increase the operational cost, reduce ship availability and operability, cause frequent inspections on board the ship and create over-occupied crews. Furthermore, ship owners/managers try to combine their valuable experience in the actual marine field with the technological advances in order to minimize maintenance related disorders. In the present paper, the background of ship maintenance is shown along with its various categories. A novel methodology which combines a risk and criticality approach is also demonstrated using the Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) and the Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) tools. Moreover, a case study of machinery related equipment using actual field data demonstrates the results of the above mentioned method. Main outcomes are the identification of the critical items and operating procedures as well as determining the reliability of the system examined.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2009
Event13th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM 2009) - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 12 Oct 200915 Oct 2009

Conference

Conference13th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM 2009)
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period12/10/0915/10/09

Keywords

  • ship maintenance
  • strategy
  • effective
  • critically based

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    Lazakis, I., Turan, O., Alkaner, S., & Olcer, A. (2009). Effective ship maintenance strategy using a risk and criticality based approach. Paper presented at 13th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM 2009), Istanbul, Turkey.