An ultrasound assisted lube program can bring consistency into the maintenance management
How various technologies can bring Reliability into the Operations and maintenance.
Intro to InfraMarine
•Loose connections on the steering gear position transmitter caused a failure of the control system and
loss of steering, leading to collision.
•Loose parts of a switch fuse became detached, fell onto bus-bars causing an arc which resulted in a main
switchboard fire, complete loss of electrical power and propulsion.
• A switchboard fire on a tanker caused by overheating of loose contacts on a motor starter
•To identify potential overheating of electrical equipment, owners are advised to use ‘thermal-imaging
techniques as a means of verifying the security of electrical connections and pin point problem areas at an
This Marine Guidance Notice is to draw attention to incidents involving electrical equipment,
maintenance responsibilities and the use of thermographic imaging as a maintenance tool.
Source: MGN 132 (M+F) This M Notice supersedes M 1163
•Identify potential overheating of electrical equipment and eliminating any
possibility of catastrophe
•Provide Application training on board.
•Train key personnel to implement and monitor outcome.
•Improving the vessel KPIs.
How to solve the problem with marginal cost?
Infrared thermography and airborne ultrasound on
• Fluid systems
• Steam trap
• UPS backup and emergency batteries
P & I Claims
The issue of seafarer shortage and of quality of sea staff continues to be a major worry. There are
significant concerns that in some cases, crews today appears to be less well trained, & less experienced.
Recently seen a number of incidents where incompetence / negligence has led to disaster. Most of the
claims, that we handle on behalf of members, have the same factor at their root – human error.
Improved training, more respect for seafaring as a career, are some of the issues which need to be
Despite the recession, there is certainly no oversupply of experienced crews – and there is still a
tendency for people to be promoted very quickly.
The key to best practice in loss prevention is to base the process of risk assessment on good quality
Source: North of England P& I Club Management Report 2010
What Qualification do I bring ?
• Valid Chief Engineer license with Oil and Chemical DC endorsements.
• Over 30 Years of experience, with recent 5 years from Stolt tankers.
• Level III Certified Infrared Thermography, from FLIR in Boston USA.
• 8 years Experience with (PdM)1 inspections from a top Canadian Inc.
• A high resolution Infrared Camera ready for use.
• Certified to train and implement the written practice and monitor outcome
• Make it as part of your SEEMP ( Shipboard Energy Efficiency Management
1 : (PdM) predictive maintenance
What do I offer?
• Train in Thermal Imaging and perform a complete inspection of all
electrical equipment with a ship specific written procedure and monitor outcomes
•Back up support 24/7 to Company and Fleet for successful program implementation
What is the key benefit ?
•Reduced operating cost
•Improved safety and reliability
•Develop in house talent enhancing SEEMP
How much time will it take?
•Maximum 3 days on board
What is the motivation for doing it?
• Passionate to make a difference by improving safety and quality on board ship
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