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 June 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

PALFINGER Finalizes Harding Acquisition

The PALFINGER Group closed the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in Herkules Harding Holding AS, i.e. the globally operating Harding Group, supplier of lifesaving

ClassNK Amends IGC Code Rules and Guidance

Classification society ClassNK has amended its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships in response to the latest industry developments,

Mersey Maritime: Small Business at Heart of Isle of Man Partnership

UK Industry trade body Mersey Maritime has announced a new trade agreement with the Isle of Man Shipping Association (IOMSA) which aims to supercharge bilateral trade,

New Products

Advanced MacGregor Technology for Polar Research Ship

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order to supply MacGregor offshore cranes and a Triplex handling system for a 14,300gt polar research vessel being built

Groningen Seaports First in Line for Damen InvaSave

The first production version of Damen’s InvaSave ballast water treatment system – intended for use at Groningen Seaports – will be on display at the upcoming ‘DelfSail’

First MAN D2676 Workboat Engine Ready for Launch

Last December, MAN Engines introduced its latest generation in-line six-cylinder engines for workboats. Now the first MAN D2676 LE443 engine off the production

Marine Equipment

Rolls-Royce Azimuth Thrusters Ordered for New Tug

Rolls-Royce has won an order for US255 FP z-drives from San Francisco’s Vessel Chartering LLC, a wholly owned division of Baydelta Navigation. The thrusters will

PALFINGER Finalizes Harding Acquisition

The PALFINGER Group closed the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in Herkules Harding Holding AS, i.e. the globally operating Harding Group, supplier of lifesaving

Construction Begins on Johan Sverdrup Riser platform

The riser platform construction start was marked today at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard in South Korea. Project director for Johan Sverdrup Kjetel Digre (from right),

Software Solutions

SENER Hosts FORUM Users Meeting

The SENER engineering and technology group has finished its ninth FORUM (the FORAN Users Meeting) designed so that FORAN users from all over the world can share their experiences and concerns,

Another Fugro Vessels Joins Largest SEEP-Hunting Survey

Fugro has deployed multi-purpose offshore survey vessel Fugro Gauss to join the Fugro Brasilis offshore Mexico, to help complete the world’s largest seep-hunting

JIP Validates DNV GL's Helica Software

A joint industry project run by DNV GL has replicated stresses measured in an umbilical subjected to tension and bending in full-scale tests, further validating

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
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: 0.0969 sec (10 req/sec)