Lloyd's Register Designs Software to Monitor Instrumentation

Press Release
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lloyd’s Register has designed the industry’s first reliability-based mechanical integrity (RBMI) software designed to address the maintenance needs of rotating and instrumentation equipment.
The new modules integrate with the components of Capstone RBMI, allowing companies to combine the maintenance schedules for these types of assets into one program, driving greater efficiency into their processes.
“RBMI programs have been used for many years to evaluate equipment risk and assess inspection and maintenance decisions for fixed equipment. But fixed equipment is just one type of a facility’s assets,” said Andy Scott, Global RBMI Business Director, Lloyd’s Register Americas. “This software recognizes the different maintenance programs needed to test the reliability of rotating equipment and other instrumentation and the controls which have a substantial impact on safety and operational reliability.”
Unlike most fixed equipment, rotating and instrumentation equipment have more diverse sets of components, more varied damage mechanisms and higher variations in damage rates and usage-to-failure times; they require more complex lifecycle assessments and typically come with few guidance documents, all of which makes it difficult to develop an efficient maintenance strategy.
With the Capstone RBMI system, the best maintenance strategy for each piece of equipment is selected by a screening process.
“One of the most beneficial aspects of this pioneering software is that it gives companies access to the kind of streamlined information which creates a more efficient, effective maintenance system by supporting real-time testing, which reduces downtime and increases cost savings,” said Efrain Garcia, Vice-President, Lloyd’s Register Energy Americas. 
Additional benefits include identification of critical assets; prioritization of maintenance and/or inspection tasks; fewer equipment failures (which prolongs equipment life, lowers life-cycle costs and increases asset utilization); fewer in-service failures; consistent activity work plans defining recommended preventative maintenance (PM) and corrective maintenance (CM) tasks; directing and systematically documenting the PM and CM activities, using the information to make sound asset-management decisions; systemically records and analyzes failure information to optimize CM and PM strategies; promotes continuous improvement for changing business and operational conditions.


Maritime Today

The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter November 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Crowley Opens Government Services Office

Crowley Maritime Corp. has opened a new government services office in downtown Norfolk, Va. to help the company better serve government agencies such as the Military Sealift Command (MSC) and the U.

Interview: Mike Petters - President & CEO, HII

Last month Mike Petters, president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII), was honored by the Coast Guard Foundation at the 35th Annual Salute to the United States Coast Guard,

McAllister Towing – 150 Years of Family Business

“Early in 1864, a young man names James McAllister stood on board a sailing vessel where he served as a mate. The boat was about to set sail from the Red Bay of

New Products

Vesper Marine Debuts New AIS Transponder

Marine safety products manufacturer Vesper Marine has released a new Class B Automatic Identification System (AIS), the XB-6000. The black box transponder includes

Damen ASD Tug for Sharjah Ports

Sharjah Ports Authority, has taken delivery of a Damen ASD Tug 2411, named Al Luolo’ Aya. His Excellency Sheikh Khaled bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman

ITF Seafarers’ Trust Launches Shore Leave 2.0

Press release - The ITF Seafarers’ Trust is launching an enhanced version of its free Shore Leave app – the first app designed to help seafarers looking for reliable transport when in port.

Marine Equipment

Ballast Water Management in the Field Put to the Test

Turner Designs, along with scientists from around the world participated in a research cruise aboard the RV Meteor, a vessel owned by the Federal Republic of Germany

Port of Bronka Prepares for Opening

Technical plant and equipment installation for the first stage of Bronka’s port facilities is now complete with the Liebherr LHM 800 mobile port crane installed at the end of September,

The Latest on Ballast Water Mismanagement

On October 5, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a 65-page decision holding that, for the most part, the 2013 Vessel General

Software Solutions

Cadmatic Used for Alaska Ferry Design

The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) has awarded the Alaska Class Ferry project to Vigor Alaska shipyard in Ketchikan, Alaska, where construction is currently underway.

ESAB Weldcloud for Higher Productivity

Secure, robust, flexible, scalable and future-proof, the new ESAB WeldCloud online data management platform works with ESAB’s Aristo Mig semi-automatic, Aristo

Hard Problems Demand Soft(ware) Solutions

Make no mistake, the commercial maritime industry will always revolve around heavy duty machinery and mega-machines designed to weather some of the toughest operating conditions on earth.

Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0962 sec (10 req/sec)