Asset management services

Asset management services
Traditionally, the majority of shipowners and operators have adopted a time-based maintenance approach, including planned equipment overhauls and replacement of important components to reduce operating risks and equipment failures in service.

Condition-based maintenance uses a range of powerful, yet non-invasive monitoring techniques to determine current machinery condition and store historic trend data, giving the evidence required to predict and provide early warning of impending equipment faults.

Early warning allows improved maintenance planning, by providing more time to plan and organize the spare parts with long delivery time, and skilled manpower required to carry out the corrective tasks required. Early warning and planned intervention reduce the risk of consequential damage to other machine components and systems, with potential for major savings to direct maintenance costs and spare consumption.

As the risk of severe machinery breakdown is minimized, condition-based maintenance also helps reduce the potential risk of health, safety and environmental incidents on board the vessel.

The use of online condition monitoring systems, or fixed sensor systems in hazardous zones or inaccessible locations will also minimize the need for ship engineers to visit these areas, reducing personal injury risks for technical staff.

Finally, the marine condition-based maintenance programme support services also provide the knowledge and understanding required to allow the root cause of significant and repetitive faults to be identified and eliminated, and continuous improvement in equipment reliability to support maximum ship availability in service.
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