Design for ship repair and survey(shiptechnique journal vol: XXV ,2009)
societies, they themselves are yet to get benefit out the same. The surveyors are discharging one of themost critical duties for ensuring smooth international shipping activities in a relatively rough and toughworking conditions .Major area of concerns regarding this include ,1.
Access to surveying.2.
Protection design and safety practices.3.
Frequency of surveys.4.
Maintenance policiesAll these topics can be included in an engineering philosophy frame work;
Design for Ship Repair and Survey
. The philosophy should be developed into an engineering practice in ship designand naval architecture through which the quality of working condition of surveyor, repair engineers andworkers can be improved substantially. Following discussion topics elaborate the need of such a framework.
Access To Survey And Inspection
Certain areas of ships are located a way that it is difficult to get an access into that for surveyand inspection. Owing to this; some areas of the ship may remain under inspected. Even smalldefects can propagate slowly affecting the operation and life of ship adversely. Following arethe different problem areas in this regard,1.1 Depth of under deck transverse webs, longitudinal, deck side girder etc (especially intanker ships), difficult to raft and do a close up inspection of the under deck structuralarrangement.This problem can be solved by shifting the under deck transverse webs on the maindeck. Doing this does not influence the ships strength adversely .It has been tested andimplemented in chemical tankers and found to very effective. A drawback of this solution isthat the structural arrangement is weather exposed. But from survey point of view it is aneffective solution.1.2
When ships are in dry-dock for repairs, shipyard arrange scaffolding in tanks mainly forcarrying out repairs, it is also used by surveyors. But this process is time consuming andaccessibility is often limited.