The rapid implementation of point-to-point transportation systems and the related importance placed on the integrity of the overall system has placed additional emphasis on ship system availability. Two major elements contributing to this system performance are reliability and maintainability. Currently, a dual approach toward attaining these goals has been begun. First, failure prediction based upon statistics will be included as a segment of the Shipboard Information System (SIS) and, secondly, failure prediction based upon equipment performance monitoring is under study. As a first step in the latter direction, two contracts were completed during the past year with Farrell Lines and AEIL. A program of periodic measurements of engine room rotating machinery, employing portable vibration analysis instruments, was tested. Its purpose was to determine the importance of a vibration data acquisition and analysis system to the ships preventive maintenance program. This first generation system employing hand-held, portable, battery powered vibration monitoring instruments indicated a need for better control of environmental factors (e.g. background noise) and also removal of the man from the test loop. In order to detect the largest percentage of faults, a broad based system which utilizes a combination of several techniques (e.g. vibration, temperature, oil and ultrasonic analyses...) is necessary. The proposed system (VIDEC) will include a combination of vibration, and thermal analysis monitoring of components and includes a computer as the analyzing element.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Nineteenth Annual Fort Schuyler Forum, The Society of Marine Port Engineers, New York, New York, Inc.
  • Corporate Authors:

    State University of New York Maritime College, Fort Schuyler

    Department of Engineering
    Bronx, NY  United States  10465
  • Authors:
    • Saint Germaine, Eugene T
    • Gleicher, N
    • Kramer, A R
    • Mathieson, J
    • Pergament, S
  • Publication Date: 1971-3-20

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015504
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1973 12:00AM