A DATA BANK OF MARINE ENGINE FAILURES AND ITS APPLICATION TO IMPROVED AVAILABILITY

The data bank system described in this paper has been developed by the Ship Research Institute of Japan for the purpose of analysing marine engine failures and improving reliabilty and availability of marine engines. Besides general information on a number of ships, the following data which are useful for failure analysis and qualitatively different from those of other existing banks are stored in the bank; location, time, cause and frequency of failures; the effect of failures on the operation of the ships; the method of failure detection; the corrective action taken, etc. Two examples of application of the data bank are presented. The first is factor analysis of Diesel engines by the Pricipal Component Analysis method; in particular, methods for detecting abnormal states and initial judgements by operators are carefully analysed as failure factors. The second application is the drawing up of a failure map as an aid to the diagnosis of engine troubles. Order from: BSRA as No. 51,421.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Conference 13-15 November 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Symposium on Marine Engineering

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Tamaki, H
    • Kurosu, K
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301354
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. B-2 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1979 12:00AM