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A step-by-step approach for evaluating the reliability of the main engine lube oil system for a ship's propulsion system


Anantharaman, M and Khan, F and Garaniya, V and Lewarn, SB, A step-by-step approach for evaluating the reliability of the main engine lube oil system for a ship's propulsion system, The International journal on marine navigation and safety of sea transportation, 8, (3) pp. 367-371. ISSN 2083-6473 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.12716/1001.08.03.06


Effective and efficient maintenance is essential to ensure reliability of a ship's main propulsion system, which in turn is interdependent on the reliability of a number of associated sub- systems. A primary step in evaluating the reliability of the ship's propulsion system will be to evaluate the reliability of each of the sub- system. This paper discusses the methodology adopted to quantify reliability of one of the vital sub-system viz. the lubricating oil system, and development of a model, based on Markov analysis thereof. Having developed the model, means to improve reliability of the system should be considered. The cost of the incremental reliability should be measured to evaluate cost benefits. A maintenance plan can then be devised to achieve the higher level of reliability. Similar approach could be considered to evaluate the reliability of all other sub-systems. This will finally lead to development of a model to evaluate and improve the reliability of the main propulsion system

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Ship Propulsion, Main Engine, Main Propulsion, Lubricating Oil System, Markov Analysis, Reliability,Propulsion System, Engine Lube Oil System
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Maritime engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Other transport
Objective Field:Other transport 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:95971
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Deposited On:2014-10-14
Last Modified:2015-04-09
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