Maintenance & Continuous Improvement

Shipparts.com partners Nanyang Polytechnic and ABS in 3D printing project
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Shipparts.com partners Nanyang Polytechnic and ABS in 3D printing project

Online procurement company for marine equipment ShipParts.com has signed a research collaboration agreement with Singapore’s Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The agreement aims to prove standards for the certification of metallic components produced by NYP’s Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) for maritime application. The SGD$350,000 project, partly subsidised by the...

Chevron launches digital solutions suite to support ship efficiency
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Chevron launches digital solutions suite to support ship efficiency

Chevron Marine has launched a suite of digital solutions to support shipping’s journey into a more efficient future. Chevron Marine Cloud Solutions, including the customer order management platform OnePort launched last year, offers shipowners and operators tools with which to analyse, manage and ultimately help to improve their operational performance. The solutions, developed under Chevron’s...

COVID-19: d’Amico leverages remote technologies for vessel inspections
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COVID-19: d’Amico leverages remote technologies for vessel inspections

The Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) has approved the use of RINA’s remote technology for inspections of Liberian flagged vessels. Shipowner d’Amico will take advantage of this facility in a pilot case across the fleet. As the marine industry adjusts to the constraints placed on people’s movements imposed by national Governments to limit...

Skating robot helps shipowners optimise hull performance
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Skating robot helps shipowners optimise hull performance

The transfer of aquatic organisms and micro-organisms from their native habits to non-native ones via ships’ hulls is a problem costing the industry up to USD 30 billion each year[1]. A new ship-scrubbing semi-autonomous robot is helping owners and operators to deal with this issue to cut unnecessary fuel consumption and prevent ecological disruption. Known...

Jotun unveils Hull Skating Solutions
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Jotun unveils Hull Skating Solutions

Norwegian marine coatings provider Jotun has announced the launch of Hull Skating Solutions (HSS), a break-through in proactive cleaning, offering shipowners an always clean hull in the most challenging operations. Jotun Hull Skating Solutions is offering high performance antifouling, proactive condition monitoring, inspection and proactive cleaning, high end technical service, and performance and service level...

Savvy owners get proactive on biofouling
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Savvy owners get proactive on biofouling

Off the shelf ship designs have passed their sell by date, says Mohamed Zaitoun, the MD of Zaitoun Green Shipping. Nowadays a new generation of owners are building ships tailored to both their exact operational needs and environmental performance ambitions. The right approach to biofouling, or rather to eradicating biofouling, is one small yet vital...

ClassNK releases CBM Guidelines
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ClassNK releases CBM Guidelines

ClassNK has released its CBM Guidelines that explain the revised rules for using Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) in class surveys to promote the use of CBM technology. Condition based maintenance, a method for monitoring the operating state of equipment, diagnosing the state of said equipment based upon the information obtained from such monitoring, and then...

Aker BP and Framo sign smart contract for offshore maintenance
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Aker BP and Framo sign smart contract for offshore maintenance

Aker BP and Framo have entered a long-term maintenance contract for seawater lift pumps where compensation is directly linked to facility uptime, effective from 5 March. In 2018, the two companies with technology company Cognite, embarked upon a digital pilot project for predictive maintenance of the seawater lift pumps on the Aker BP-operated Ivar Aasen...

Bureau Veritas performs first survey by drone
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Bureau Veritas performs first survey by drone

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore (BV) has completed its first survey by drone. The survey was carried out in the holds of a bulk carrier in an Italian port.  The scope was an intermediate survey on a bulk carrier and consisted of close-up inspections and ultrasonic thickness measurements (UTM) conducted by the drone in two...