SHIPBOARD MAINTENANCE OF MACHINERY

The Authors, of Ropner Management Ltd, discuss the solution of problems in the shipboard maintenance of main and other machinery. Such problems have become more serious because of new circumstances, including over-complicated designs, delays in the delivery of spares, bureaucratic difficulties in foreign ports, and unmanned engine-room working. These and other factors affecting machinery maintenance are considered in some detail and with particular reference to maintenance and repair by ships' engineers. The article is arranged under the headings:--Complicated Design; Replacement Parts; Bureaucratic and Political Delays; In-Situ Repairs; Main-Generator Engines; Boilers; Planned Maintenance; Outside Specialist Help; Shore Assistance; Special Tools; Engine Foundations (the Authors emphasise the benefits of pourable resin chocks); Workshops; Store Rooms; Job Satisfaction.

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    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 

    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Cherry, E
    • Church, J E
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00329879
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM