Standard Ship Test and Inspection Plan, Procedures and Database
NATIONAL STEEL AND SHIPBUILDING CO SAN DIEGO CA
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The standards and specifications that the U.S. shipbuilding industry must follow are often inconsistent and sometimes inadequate. These standards and specifications are contained in numerous reference sources and are enforced by multiple regulatory bodies, classification societies, government agencies and owners. Although shipbuilding technology has continued to make significant improvements that have reduced portions of design and construction manpower requirements, one area that is contributing to expanding construction schedules and increased cost is the area of test and inspection. This project investigates existing rules and regulations for testing and inspection of commercial ships and identifies differences and similarities within the requirements. The results include comparison matrices, a standard test plan, a set of standard test procedures, and a sample test database developed for a typical commercial ship.
- Marine Engineering