Improving Machinery & Equipment Life Cycle Management Processes

Thomas Koch, Atlantec Enterprise Solutions GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
Matthew Smith, Lloyd’s Register EMEA
Kim Tanneberger, Lloyd’s Register EMEA, Southampton, United Kingdom



Life cycle management of ship-board machinery & equipment is frequently based on planned maintenance concepts. Condition-based maintenance has the ultimate goal to eliminate nugatory maintenance, reduce down time, inspection and repairs. Taking this concept a step further can result in predictive maintenance regimes. This requires very large amounts of data to be acquired, stored, processed and analysed.

We present some potential solutions to allow this, enabling stakeholders to employ them ship-board and shore-side during operation, for arranging maintenance and inspection tasks. We take a closer look at how state-of-the-art IT technology is used to achieve the goal and how this enables advanced decision support tools.