Marine Planned Maintenance saves money
UK based Marine Software has supplied Dubai based Seacor Offshore with the Marine Planned Maintenance (MPM) package for their latest diesel electric DP-2 Anchor Handler John Coghill.
Seacor Offshore also commissioned Marine Software to assist with data migration services based on an existing Seacor Offshore MPM lead database, along with scheduling PM start dates to coincide with the final software installation date.
Seacor Offshore currently operate the MPM software on a fleet of 42 vessels of varying types, where most are technically managed from their Dubai office. Satellite office systems have also been installed in Singapore and Qatar to manage planned maintenance for their Far East and Middle East operations, enabling regular vessel PM status updates to be received.
The system consists of a series of planned maintenance job cards (PM JobCard), covering the vessel’s equipment. Each PM JobCard consists of 3 major elements:
· A set of up to six job routines each of which contains the maintenance instructions for a particular task
· The maintenance schedule for the job routines, consisting of interval and next due date or hours. Intervals can be calendar, hours or events such as dry dock
· A history record of previous PM job completion reports and directly entered comments
The system issues lists of maintenance due, giving the user a choice of how far to look ahead when including maintenance in the list. The list will include all maintenance due, overdue and shortly due according to the period ahead selected.
A similar list of maintenance due to be completed can be produced, enabling users to quickly enter job completion reports in the easy to use job completion module. PM job completions reschedule the job for the next issue, by adding the interval to the completion date or running hours. If linked to A MSKWin stock system, spare parts used can be issued from the inventory listing.
Running hour due dates are controlled by meters which record the latest hours and have a configurable expected daily rate, used to look ahead to predict expected due dates corresponding to next due hours. The prediction looks ahead from the latest meter reading, rather then the last maintenance job completion date, and so becomes more accurate the closer the next due date comes. Meters can be physical devices or readings from running hour books.
Additionally, users can enter comments directly into the maintenance history, covering unscheduled maintenance and breakdowns. Each comment is correctly inserted in the right chronological order.
Additional features of the system include a defect reporting module covering the ISM requirements for defect reporting and a ship information module where a mass of important general information about the vessel can be stored. Calibration readings can be stored in configurable templates.
A data transfer system enables the vessels to transfer their PM database updates as an email message or directly to an external memory stick. The central Office Planned Maintenance system (OPMWin) can then easily import these data updates, enabling ship managers and owners to monitor maintenance status onboard.
Simplicity is the key to success with all computerised marine systems.
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