Design for Maintenance Training (2014-442)
- Bollinger Shipyards
- General Dynamics Electric Boat
- BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards
- Marinette Marine
- Hepinstall Consulting
- Victoria Dlugokecki, P.E.
- Tedesco Consulting
May 2014 - September 2015
NSRP ASE Investment: $323K
Industry Investment: $325K
Enable widespread dissemination and implementation of Design for Maintenance principles and the extensive ship repair best practices and cost deduction opportunities that were identified and developed through the NSRP “Reduction of Total Ownership Costs through Application of Design for Maintenance and Repair Methodologies” Project.
Ship Owners continue to face the challenges of escalating costs associated with designing, building, operating, and maintaining government and commercial ships over their full life cycle. The Office of the Secretary of Defense has challenged the industry to implement solutions that increase the buying power for the U.S. Navy. Without innovative solutions to reduce ship total ownership costs, fleet levels will continue to decline and result in the loss of U.S. Maritime Capability. Critical elements in the Navy‘s 30-year shipbuilding plan call for initiatives that clearly reduce total ownership costs with benefits that can be delivered by varied combinations of reductions in acquisition and fleet life cycle costs. Design decisions have been estimated to drive 75% or more of Navy ship construction and life cycle costs.
The scope of this project is to develop and implement a DFM training program that will accelerate the learning process of ship design stakeholders in support of both Navy and commercial ship programs. The training will promote DFM solutions to reduce the cost of life cycle maintenance associated with maintaining ship structure, tanks, mechanical and propulsion systems, electrical systems, weather deck areas, habitability areas, and communication/navigational equipment. The training curriculum will focus on design-induced process issues that drive the cost of ship repair, such as inaccessibility, lack of standardization, misaligned maintenance strategy, lack of understanding the operating and maintenance environment, and inefficient equipment testing and diagnostic processes to name a few. The target audience for this training includes U.S. Ship Designers, Acquisition Program Managers, Technical Warrant Holders, Cost Estimators, Ship Modernization Representatives, and Ship Owners.
Request Final Report from NSRP – Limited Distribution authorized to U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry and NSRP ASE Program representatives
Point of Contact:
Brent Tompkins, Bollinger Shipyards