Hong Kong-based surveying company, Marine Surveys and Engineering Services, has announced new ‘condition-based monitoring programs’ that are designed in accordance with the specific requirements of superyachts.
Condition-based monitoring is defined as the continuous or periodic measurement and interpretation of data, in order to indicate a yacht’s condition and determine the need for maintenance. This approach reduces both the overall cost and downtime of the yacht. The service can be adapted for vessels of any size, and is run in complete accordance with IMO guidelines.
MSES utilises many steps and techniques during condition-based monitoring. These include visual and operational assessments, lubrication and hydraulic oil analysis, vibration analysis, ultrasound testing and thermographic inspections.
The need for condition-based monitoring is evaluated in-house, before a plan is arranged where the yacht is visited at agreed intervals for monitoring. From these visits, trends and baselines can be developed, which provide key data for accurate reports, and any necessary follow-up advice.
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