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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 

Lloyd's Register reports a significant update to its ShipRight procedures for Machinery Planned Maintenance and Condition Monitoring and the corresponding Rules, in order to embrace industry technological advances and owner operational needs.

Key changes include the introduction of Risk Based Maintenance (RBM) to complement the existing Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM), and the introduction of new Predictive Technique (PT) approvals to meet a perceived shift towards digital twins, advanced data analytics and machine learning. The corresponding Rule changes include a re-formatting of the relevant Descriptive Notes.

LR’s procedure enables operators to apply the most appropriate maintenance methodologies to each of their machinery items in order to suit their specific needs. With support and approval from LR, operators can now use a combination of traditional prescriptive, condition-based, risk-based, and predictive-based strategies across their machinery items.

James Henton, LR’s Global Head of Survey and Inspection, said: “Our role is to ensure our Rules and Procedures are robust, meeting existing industry demands and challenges across the entire spectrum of maintenance activities. We take pride in adopting an advanced range of techniques to align with all recognised maintenance schemes. The introduction of PT and RBM in line with our recent Digital Compliance procedures ensure we remain at the forefront, in line with customer requirements.”

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