Investigating the reliability and criticality of the maintenance characteristics of a diving support vessel

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Maintenance tasks and their application in the shipping industry have evolved significantly in the recent years. Particularly in the offshore industry, safety onboard, environmental protection and intensive operational activities necessitate the minimization of down-time and the preservation of an excellent performance ratio. The first step of an innovative ship maintenance strategy, which is proposed by the authors and is based on criticality and reliability assessment, is presented herein using the FTA tool with time-dependant dynamic gates so as to represent in an accurate and comprehensive way the interrelation of the components of a system. The paper also presents a review of the maintenance standards and procedures, such as the ALARP concept, the Key Programme 3-Asset Integrity (KP3) initiative, the OREDA handbook as well as the RCM and RBI principles. As part of the reliability assessment, the Birnbaum and Criticality reliability importance measures are utilized to validate the results of the analysis. A case study of a diving support vessel (DSV) illustrates the application of this strategy. The main systems examined are: the vessel's power plant, propulsion, water system, lifting, hauling and anchoring, diving and finally the safety system. The reliability of the main systems and subsystems as well as of their critical components is identified and suggestions of how to improve the overall reliability of the various systems both at a component, system and managerial level are also proposed.
LanguageEnglish
Pages931–946
Number of pages16
JournalQuality and Reliability Engineering International
Volume27
Issue number7
Early online date21 Jan 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

Fingerprint

Environmental protection
Freight transportation
Security systems
Propulsion
Industry
Power plants
Ships
Criticality
Water
Safety
Integrity
Shipping industry
Assets
Subsystem
Ship
Maintenance strategy
Performance ratio
Power plant
Anchoring

Keywords

  • maintenance
  • reliability
  • criticality
  • diving support vessel
  • shipboard equipment

Cite this

@article{b1709f845303459b9a3d8f2ae2241211,
title = "Investigating the reliability and criticality of the maintenance characteristics of a diving support vessel",
abstract = "Maintenance tasks and their application in the shipping industry have evolved significantly in the recent years. Particularly in the offshore industry, safety onboard, environmental protection and intensive operational activities necessitate the minimization of down-time and the preservation of an excellent performance ratio. The first step of an innovative ship maintenance strategy, which is proposed by the authors and is based on criticality and reliability assessment, is presented herein using the FTA tool with time-dependant dynamic gates so as to represent in an accurate and comprehensive way the interrelation of the components of a system. The paper also presents a review of the maintenance standards and procedures, such as the ALARP concept, the Key Programme 3-Asset Integrity (KP3) initiative, the OREDA handbook as well as the RCM and RBI principles. As part of the reliability assessment, the Birnbaum and Criticality reliability importance measures are utilized to validate the results of the analysis. A case study of a diving support vessel (DSV) illustrates the application of this strategy. The main systems examined are: the vessel's power plant, propulsion, water system, lifting, hauling and anchoring, diving and finally the safety system. The reliability of the main systems and subsystems as well as of their critical components is identified and suggestions of how to improve the overall reliability of the various systems both at a component, system and managerial level are also proposed.",
keywords = "maintenance, reliability, criticality, diving support vessel, shipboard equipment",
author = "Osman Turan and Iraklis Lazakis and Sol Judah and Atilla Incecik",
year = "2011",
month = "11",
doi = "10.1002/qre.1182",
language = "English",
volume = "27",
pages = "931–946",
journal = "Quality and Reliability Engineering International",
issn = "0748-8017",
number = "7",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Investigating the reliability and criticality of the maintenance characteristics of a diving support vessel

AU - Turan, Osman

AU - Lazakis, Iraklis

AU - Judah, Sol

AU - Incecik, Atilla

PY - 2011/11

Y1 - 2011/11

N2 - Maintenance tasks and their application in the shipping industry have evolved significantly in the recent years. Particularly in the offshore industry, safety onboard, environmental protection and intensive operational activities necessitate the minimization of down-time and the preservation of an excellent performance ratio. The first step of an innovative ship maintenance strategy, which is proposed by the authors and is based on criticality and reliability assessment, is presented herein using the FTA tool with time-dependant dynamic gates so as to represent in an accurate and comprehensive way the interrelation of the components of a system. The paper also presents a review of the maintenance standards and procedures, such as the ALARP concept, the Key Programme 3-Asset Integrity (KP3) initiative, the OREDA handbook as well as the RCM and RBI principles. As part of the reliability assessment, the Birnbaum and Criticality reliability importance measures are utilized to validate the results of the analysis. A case study of a diving support vessel (DSV) illustrates the application of this strategy. The main systems examined are: the vessel's power plant, propulsion, water system, lifting, hauling and anchoring, diving and finally the safety system. The reliability of the main systems and subsystems as well as of their critical components is identified and suggestions of how to improve the overall reliability of the various systems both at a component, system and managerial level are also proposed.

AB - Maintenance tasks and their application in the shipping industry have evolved significantly in the recent years. Particularly in the offshore industry, safety onboard, environmental protection and intensive operational activities necessitate the minimization of down-time and the preservation of an excellent performance ratio. The first step of an innovative ship maintenance strategy, which is proposed by the authors and is based on criticality and reliability assessment, is presented herein using the FTA tool with time-dependant dynamic gates so as to represent in an accurate and comprehensive way the interrelation of the components of a system. The paper also presents a review of the maintenance standards and procedures, such as the ALARP concept, the Key Programme 3-Asset Integrity (KP3) initiative, the OREDA handbook as well as the RCM and RBI principles. As part of the reliability assessment, the Birnbaum and Criticality reliability importance measures are utilized to validate the results of the analysis. A case study of a diving support vessel (DSV) illustrates the application of this strategy. The main systems examined are: the vessel's power plant, propulsion, water system, lifting, hauling and anchoring, diving and finally the safety system. The reliability of the main systems and subsystems as well as of their critical components is identified and suggestions of how to improve the overall reliability of the various systems both at a component, system and managerial level are also proposed.

KW - maintenance

KW - reliability

KW - criticality

KW - diving support vessel

KW - shipboard equipment

U2 - 10.1002/qre.1182

DO - 10.1002/qre.1182

M3 - Article

VL - 27

SP - 931

EP - 946

JO - Quality and Reliability Engineering International

T2 - Quality and Reliability Engineering International

JF - Quality and Reliability Engineering International

SN - 0748-8017

IS - 7

ER -