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A holistic approach to reliability and safety on the operation of a main propulsion engine subjected to a harsh working environment


Anantharaman, M and Khan, F and Garaniya, V and Lewarn, SB, A holistic approach to reliability and safety on the operation of a main propulsion engine subjected to a harsh working environment, Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop and Symposium on Safety and Integrity Management of Operations in Harsh Environments (C-RISE3), 18-20 October 2017, St John's, NL, Canada, pp. 1-6. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The main propulsion engine of a vessel has to operate under harsh environmental conditions that includes very rough weather, concurrent failure of one or more units of the engine and failure of one or more subsystems of the main engine. Such failures at high seas could lead to disastrous consequences, which could include damage to ship’s machinery, injury and fatality of shipboard personnel and pollution of the sea. Reliability and Safety of the main propulsion engine needs to be looked at holistically when the main engine operates under harsh environmental condition. Mathematical modelling for computing reliability of the main propulsion engine, combined with a relevant safety check list for the engine room, based on expert elicitation could be a good solution for an unremarkable voyage of the vessel under a harsh scenario. This paper intends to look at the harsh scenario for a bulk carrier propelled by a large main propulsion engine and arrive at a plan for a safe and reliable voyage of the vessel.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:holistic, reliability, safety, harsh, bulk carrier, expert elicitation
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Marine engineering
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable transport activities
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable transport activities not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Anantharaman, M (Dr Mohan Anantharaman)
UTAS Author:Khan, F (Professor Faisal Khan)
UTAS Author:Garaniya, V (Associate Professor Vikram Garaniya)
UTAS Author:Lewarn, SB (Dr Barrie Lewarn)
ID Code:122178
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-11-03
Last Modified:2018-04-19
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