MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF RRF PROPULSION BOILERS AND DIESEL ENGINES, VOLUME I: FINAL REPORT

This report contains a summarization, categorization and prioritization of various machinery conditions and operational problems that were documented during the activation of 56 Ready Reserve Force (RRF) steam and motor vessels which resulted in varying degrees of ship activation schedule delays. To assist in identifying potential diagnostic technologies and enhanced maintenance and repair (M&R) strategies and procedures, current Maritime Administration (MARAD) RRF steam and motor ship acquisition and M&R specifications were also reviewed. Problems identified included boiler tube leaks, improper safety valve function, stack fires and boiler mounting and piping system joint leaks for steamships and main engine control system failures, fuel oil contamination, lube oil contamination and valve and turbocharger damage for motor ships. Related problems such as fluid system piping leaks, heat exchanger tube failures and control air steam contamination were also encountered for both types of vessels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Seaworthy Systems, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 965
    Essex, CT  United States  06426

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Technology Assessment, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Annino, L C
    • McCarthy, W L
  • Publication Date: 1990-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00672415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-840-91001
  • Contract Numbers: DTMA-91-89-C-90004
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 11 1995 12:00AM