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TransNav : International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation

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Reliability assessment of a main propulsion engine fuel oil system- what are the failure-prone components?

Autorzy Islam, R.  Anantharaman, M.  Khan, F.  Garaniya, V. 
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Języki publikacji EN
EN The main propulsion engine is the heart of a vessel which carries the entire load of the ship and propels to move ahead. The main engine consists of various sub-systems, the fuel oil system is the most important one. Fuel oil system provides fuel to the engine via a fuel injector mounted on the engine cylinder head. During the voyage, the main engine of a ship encounters a variation in loads and stresses due to rough weather to harsh manoeuvring, which sometimes leads to the breakdown of the main engine. Fuel oil systems are identified as one of the main reasons for engine breakdown. Many accidents happened due to the failure of the main engine fuel oil system in the last two decades. To ensure safe and reliable main propulsion engine operation, it is required to assess the reliability of a fuel oil system. However, there is a significant lack of appropriate data to develop the reliability assessment techniques for fuel oil system. This study proposes appropriate data collection and analysis procedure for the reliability assessment of a fuel oil system. Data related to Failure Running Hours (FRH) of a fuel oil system is collected from 101 experienced marine engineers through a questionnaire. The collected data processed using a box plot and analysed for a normality test. It helps to identify the generalization of the data. Moreover, this study identified failure-prone components of a fuel oil system. The collected data will help in developing reliability assessment techniques for accurate reliability analysis of a fuel oil system. The identified failure-prone components will assist in future reliability analysis and risk mitigation strategies for improving the overall safety and reliability of the shipping industry.
Słowa kluczowe
EN engine room   main propulsion   fuel oil system   engine fuel oil   Failure Running Hours (FRH)   main engine fuel oil   fuel oil   failure-prone component  
Wydawca Faculty of Navigation, Gdynia Maritime University
Czasopismo TransNav : International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation
Rocznik 2019
Tom Vol. 13, no. 2
Strony 415--420
Opis fizyczny Bibliogr. 7 poz., rys.
autor Islam, R.
  • Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia 
autor Anantharaman, M.
  • Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia 
autor Khan, F.
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada 
autor Garaniya, V.
  • Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia 
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Opracowanie rekordu w ramach umowy 509/P-DUN/2018 ze środków MNiSW przeznaczonych na działalność upowszechniającą naukę (2019).
Kolekcja BazTech
Identyfikator YADDA bwmeta1.element.baztech-c916977b-6c79-461c-8413-6650a52e44f6
DOI 10.12716/1001.13.02.20