WIT Press

Failure Mode And Effect Analysis Of Automation Systems Of Ships

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MT010381

Volume

53

Pages

7

Published

2001

Size

841 kb

Author(s)

S. Ahvenjärvi

Abstract

Failure mode and effect analysis of automation systems of ships S. Ahvenjarvi Department of Maritime Management, Satakunta Polytechnic, Finland Abstract A Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) is a reliability evaluation technique that can be used in analysing risks involving the failure modes of the technical systems onboard a ship. The objective of this study is to examine the application of FMEA to automation systems of existing ships. Could FMEA be effective in improving the safety of an automation system, such as the integrated bridge system (IBS) of an existing ship? Experiences gained from recent FMEA projects in Finland have been examined by interviewing key persons of the projects. According to the study, FMEA of a system on an existing ship should be organised so, that the knowledge and experience of the users and maintenance personnel of the system can be utilised as much as possible. The active participation of the personnel of the ship is important also

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