This is a final report on the design and development of a prototype shipboard maintenance and repair system to meet the needs of industry and the requirements of the U.S. Coast Guard. Based on inputs from operators, a basic system design was developed and an initial prototype system for a diesel engineering plant was produced and installed aboard the MV SUGAR ISLANDER (unattended engine room). The diesel plant prototype was evaluated over a one year period, following which the system documentation and procedures were expanded to total ship applicability to include hotel service equipment, ship control and navigation equipment, electronics, and items associated with the hull, tanks, and cargo stowage. System design includes documentation for scheduling and recording accomplishment of required preventive maintenance items, corrective maintenance actions, spare parts usage and requisitioning, and ADP produced Machinery History and Spare Parts Inventory. Systems users appraised the system as beneficial in avoiding breakdown maintenance, maintaining maintenance program continuity, and in providing effective methods for both ship and shore management of M&R. Preliminary cost and manhour analysis indicate positive trends toward cost reduction in the areas of shoreside maintenance, spare parts, and overtime, and a beneficial reorientation of management manhour requirements. Continuing data acquisition is recommended to validate the effects of the system on the costs cited and to develop methods for identification of failure rates, spare parts usage rates, and other management and budget forecasting information. (Portions of this document are not fully legible)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pacific Gulf Marine, Incorporated

    4450 General De Gaulle Drive
    New Orleans, LA  United States  70114

    Stanray Corporation

    3661 East Virginia Beach Boulevard
    Norfolk, VA  United States  23502

    TIMSCO, Incorporated

    951 Government Street
    Mobile, AL  United States  36604

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Commercial Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, P F
    • Kelly, R E
    • Pohle, C G
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 198 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-930-78069 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: MA-7-38014
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM