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Preventive maintenance service introduced by Alewijnse Marine

Alewijnse Marine has launched a new Health Check service, offering proactive preventive maintenance for vessels’ electrical systems to identify and replace components that may be about to fail, become obsolete, or are approaching their end of life, with the aim of reducing downtime or maintenance call-outs.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The service is already being applied on the pilot vessels Polaris, Pollux and Procyon operated by Nederlands Loodswezen, as well as a number of luxury yachts and naval vessels.

“Using visual inspections, measurements and thermographic recordings, we survey the condition of electrical installations for technical duration and safety and can advise on replacement. This increases the financial predictability of the work, ensures maximum lifetime and performance, and lowers operational costs for vessels in a safe, reliable and sustainable way,” said Alewijnse service coordinator, Rutger Boonstra.

“Regular monitoring of the condition of any vessel’s electrical installations is not a luxury but an absolute necessity, to prevent serious problems such as fire or breakdowns, particularly for vessels that are always on the move and subject to continually changing weather conditions.”

The service includes techniques such as Megger tests, which measure the resistance of insulating material to check its effectiveness, and thermographic inspections with infrared cameras to check if components are giving off too much heat.

“In addition, we also offer comprehensive inspections of both specialised electrical systems such as those managing automation, fire detection and alarm systems, as well as those responsible for general ships’ operations,” said Mr Boonstra.

“We can even provide analysis of a vessel’s data and communications networks, covering both capability and security. With all the data that we collect we can effectively identify issues and address them in an efficient way.”{/mprestriction}

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