Monitoring of machinery and hulls will extend a fleet’s life Taken from: Tanker Shipping & Trade April/May 2012
Condition assessment tools have become an essential part of planning for surveys, preparation of repair specifications and evaluation of deterioration. New programs from classification societies manage the monitoring of the structural condition of hulls and machinery, linking this with 3D models of tankers to provide lifecycle management tools. Properly used, they can limit the time that a vessel spends off-hire and in drydock, which is essential in the continuing global economic downturn.
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