Maintenance experience in commercial airlines, which has been used by the US Navy in developing effective preventive maintenance requirements for specific classes of aircraft and ships, indicates that time spent in overhauls can be reduced, without prejudice to reliability, by identifying and eliminating unnecessary work. This approach, as embodied in "Reliability-Centred Maintenance" <the subject of a US Naval Sea Systems Command handbook>, is aimed at the planning of ship maintenance so that the work to be done during overhaul is limited to what is needed and effective; unnecessary or ineffective work, which not only increases overhaul duration but also compromises post-overhaul reliability through "maintenance-induced failure", is eliminated. The author, of American Management Systems Inc., discusses this approach in some detail, with particular reference to two of its constituents: structured decision logic and age/reliability characteristics.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Naval Engrs J., 96 <1984>, p.59 <Jan.> (7 pp., 6 ref., 1 tab., 3 graphs, 1 diag.)
  • Authors:
    • Smith, B D
  • Publication Date: 1984


  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00686373
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM