Although sophisticated condition monitoring systems are available, they are still expensive extras to install and not standard supply by the engine manufacturer. The Author, who is Chief Superintendent & Technical Director of World Wide Shipping Agency Ltd, Hong Kong, advocates a more economic maintenance policy relying on the expertise of engineers on board and on the pooling of experience from ships in the operator's fleet. As an example, he shows graphs obtained from monitoring the wear of engine cylinder liners and piston rings which can be used as an indicator of the adequacy of the lubrication-oil feed rate. If the observed wear rate is less than normal, this may indicate a too high, and therefore uneconomic, use of lubrication oil in the fleet.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Special Lecture and Panel Discussions, 3rd International Symposium on Marine Engineering <ISME>, Tokyo 1983, p.11 (4 pp., 3 graphs)
  • Authors:
    • Brindle, C
  • Publication Date: 1983


  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00685963
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM