A preventive maintenance system for Diesel propulsion engines has been developed jointly by Yamashita-Shinnihon Steamship Co. Ltd and Hitachi Zosen and was put into operation in Oct. 1974. It is an on-shore back-up system which keeps operators informed of the condition of each main engine in the fleet and provides technical advice on preventive maintenance, maintenance schedules, and the supply of spare parts. The system, which was developed for use with B. & W. low-speed engines, consists of a centralised data-processing sub-system, in which a large computer processes input data supplied from each ship, and an operations sub-system, which provides the final output of technical information and advice. Data from each ship are supplied in the form of reports and include information on engine troubles, performance, maintenance, wear, and spare parts. The system now covers 18 ships of the participating shipping company and may be extended to other shipowners when experience has been gained. The article describes the system in some detail and includes examples of the forms used and lists of input and output data.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Intec Press Limited

    3 Station Parade
    Whyteleafe, Surrey,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

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  • Accession Number: 00156266
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1977 12:00AM