This paper surveys the field of reliability as related to marine engineering. The problems in marine systems are characterized by availability and safety. However, the two are different aspects of the same problem, and the discipline of reliability engineering provides solution tools for both. The reliability and availability of the propulsion, navigation and cargo handling are vitally important to the economic operation of ships. Equally important are safe handling of hazardous cargoes and safe navigation through restricted waters and in areas of high traffic density. Experience in dealing with marine equipment and systems has shown that the available techniques and methods of reliability engineering should be applied with care in marine engineering. Special attention should be paid to failure cause, mechanism, and mode. Some proven methods are discussed.

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    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Boe, C
    • Tveit, O J
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 174-178
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  • Accession Number: 00084584
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM