WIT Press


Analysis Of Engines Life Cost To Control And Improve Yachts Management And Reliability

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RAV110551

Volume

148

Pages

8

Page Range

603 - 610

Published

2011

Size

371 kb

Author(s)

G. Radica, N. Račić & J. Kasum

Abstract

The economical and safe operation of a yacht depends on numerous factors, the most important of which include permanent operating reliability and availability of the complete equipment, from the main engine to the technical systems which are not in permanent use. A high level of availability depends on the quality of the maintenance. The maintenance strategy and proper engine investment analysis, integrated with the stock control and purchase orders, are undoubtedly the best solution. The computer support in the integrated maintenance system, combined with data transfer possibilities via powerful satellite communications, is the basis of a successful yacht management. Well organised maintenance planning and the spare parts control system provide a high level of the vessel's equipment reliability over the entire vessel's life time. Keywords: diesel engine, engine investment analysis, life cost.

Keywords

diesel engine, engine investment analysis, life cost