Quality and proper maintenance vital for safety equipment onboard

In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA at Nor-Shipping, Oslo, Mr. Baba Devani, Managing Director of Marine Operations at SURVITEC, discussed the need for owners and operators to emphasize on quality of safety equipment to ensure true compliance and safety performance. Safety, Mr. Devani argued, is way more than just obtaining a certificate.

Common issues encountered when installing a BWMS

Selection and installation of a proper BWMS is a complex procedure. Jad Mouawad, CEO at Mouawad Consulting, provided a summary of his experience as the company has finalised installation and commissioning surveys of over 100 BWMS. The three key areas of focus, he stressed, are the installation, equipment and operation & maintenance. 

Hidden engine room hot spots

Joe Maguire, Technical Manager at the Skuld P&I Club shared best practice with respect to the continued dangers of fires which originate in the machinery space and, specifically, as a result of a flammable liquid spraying onto a hot surface.

Track and Trace: How to find the root causes of motor failure before it happens

Michael Herring of SKF (U.K.), explains how big data and analytics for predictive maintenance draw valuable insights about the machine operation. Nowadays, electric motor analysis is a useful tool for critical equipment as it can allow data to be accessed centrally, at any time, which helps technicians and managers make decisions quickly and more effectively.


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