The planned maintenance system, i.e. PMS, is a module that allows ship owners and operators to plan, perform and document ship maintenance at intervals in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements. At the same time, the PMS module offers the option to perform all these operations on a single screen. The planned maintenance system provides an area where the necessary procedures exist for the management of all parts that work on the ship and need maintenance at certain periods.
The aim is to ensure safe and reliable ship operations and compliance with all applicable regulations, including equipment. There are different ways to achieve this, depending on the size of the shipping company, the types of ships in operation and their complexity. In any case, a systematic approach to maintenance is based on risk assessment and starts with the creation of a complete database of machinery, equipment and hardware.
According to the International Safety Management Code (ISM), a planned maintenance system has been made mandatory on ships. An effective planned maintenance system not only helps achieve the safety and environmental objectives set out in the ISM Code, but can also be used as an investment in protecting assets and optimizing their management.
In the World Maritime sector; The accidents caused by ships and the loss of life and property caused by them and the damage to the environment are increasing rapidly. Currently, there are very few ships operated under standard conditions and the majority of ships operated under substandard conditions in merchant shipping. There is an unfair competition between maritime companies operating ships under standard and substandard conditions, against companies operating ships under standard conditions. In order to minimize these accidents and the losses they cause, and to prevent unfair competition, all maritime companies must operate at at least minimum standards.
For this purpose, International Safety Management (ISM) has been put into effect by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the purpose of safety and environmental protection. With this compulsory practice, it has been a great step towards creating a fair competition environment in the maritime sector and preventing damage to the environment, loss of life and property.
Ships that are not operated in accordance with the Safety Management System are not allowed to carry cargo.
It provides the opportunity to create a structure for the work to be done on the office side. This created structure is created generically and can be assigned to ships as needed. Since there are many details in this template, which is created only once, it provides convenience on a fleet basis.
It is ensured that the necessary procedures for planned maintenance are established. The description part describes the critical status of the job, whether it is a time-based job and its department.
The duration of the job can be defined according to the materials to be used while doing this job, and the period types in the trigger. It offers the opportunity to create templates on the office side of the equipment. A job can be linked to template equipment. This job can occur on whichever ship it is assigned to. If assigned to equipment, this work is included in the plan on certain ships.
Here, the spare parts on the inventory can be tracked. Inventory information of all inventory required for planned maintenance, such as near-end information, stock availability, out-of-stock items, can be displayed.
This is the area where the created structures are assigned to the ships. The created job pole transforms into a job plane and creates a work order. Here, the equipment on which the work will be done on the ship part is transmitted to the relevant area of the ship crew as a business plan with all its details. The resulting work order turns into the action pillar of the planned maintenance phase. The measuring point can be determined by the equipment. Variables such as temperature, stiffness, sound level, tonnage, or counter can also be measured in this area.
After the maintenance work to be done on the ship falls into the work plan, it becomes a part of the work plan of the relevant department by being automated in line with the required time. Thanks to the comment option, information can be provided between the office and the ship regarding the work done. In the history section of the work, previous processes can be followed.
This area also offers the possibility of planning a one-time job. Jobs done ahead of time can also be edited, viewed, and tracked at this stage.
Here, there is an option to prepare a report on equipment for a ship. In this reporting area, a service person who comes to the ship can also fill out a report for the seafarer.
It allows editing the configurations on the PMS.
Word order reminder provides an option to edit important configurations such as work order tolerance, postpone limit, none of the days backward closure, none of postponed allow. Whether there are risk assessments is also determined in advance. There is intervention flexibility that affects the entire system regarding the generated data.