Reliability & Maintenance

Reliability & Maintenance

A high degree of certainty in a ship’s reliability, availability, and maintainability provides a variety of benefits. These include extended ship availability, awareness of constraints on maintainability during ship operations, and fewer production losses as a result of downtime. Reliability and maintenance provide shipowners with a basis on which to make sound decisions regarding vessel improvements and risk-based maintenance practices, resulting in minimal ship downtime.

A ship’s technical failure can lead to major financial losses and safety concerns. For this reason, shipping risks must be identified and managed as early as the design stage. To ensure the optimal reliability of their vessels, shipowners must identify risks, and move from a reactive to a proactive maintenance strategy. At the same time, many ship owners are seeking to reduce internal costs without compromising their ship’s safety.

  • Our extensive experience providing high-value safety, reliability, and engineering expertise ensures your ship’s reliability and ongoing maintenance.
  • Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore’s in-depth technical knowledge drives an informed review of your engineering and decision-making processes, enabling clients to optimize ship reliability and availabilities.

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Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) analysis

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore conducts CBM analysis to help clients develop risk-based maintenance practices to avoid ship downtime. This enables clients to take a proactive stance on ship maintenance strategy. Our CBM analysis includes strategic equipment selection, parameter definition, failure mode identification, and system requirements.   

Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM) studies

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore uses RAM modeling to assess your ship’s capabilities. Based on the results, we identify the causes of performance inefficiencies and examine possible improvements. These can include design modifications and maintenance adjustments.

Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) analysis

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore conducts RCM analyses to provide clients with a structured and logical decision-making process. We propose maintenance tasks—predictive, preventative, detective, or corrective— and suggest frequencies, depending on individual ship failure modes and characteristics.  

Failure Modes, Effects, & Criticality Analysis (FMECA)

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore conducts FMECA studies to establish important failure conditions for your ship. We also assess their significance in relation to health and safety, environment, costs, and operation/production.

Critical Equipment Identification (CEI) analysis

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore leverages CEI methodology to formally assess all your ship’s equipment and functions. By doing so, we can help you adapt your maintenance and inspection strategy, depending on equipment criticality ranking.

What is Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore

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Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore is the Technical Advisory, Asset Management and Assurance Solutions provider within our Marine & Offshore activities. These services shall be performed independently from Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore regulated activities, such as classification and statutory certification.