Marine Propulsion Machinery Failures and Cases
Jan H. Andersen, P.E., DNV
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Westchase Marriott Hotel
2900 Briarpark Dr.
Houston, TX 77042
Mr. Jan H. Andersen will make a presentation of some recent machinery failures and cases. Issues with failures and expensive damages to the marine propulsion machinery and other critical equipment continues to be a concern for ship owners, shipyards, insurance and class societies. A number of cases related to shafting, alignment, bearings, and gears are discussed with a focus on the background, root cause analysis, repairs, and lessons learned.
Biography - Jan H. Andersen
Jan H. Andersen is a Principal Engineer for DNV North America. He has 20 years experience from the design, analysis, operation and failure analysis of propulsion systems and machinery. He joined DNV North America in April 2010, before that he worked at DNV Technical Advisory Ship and Offshore in Norway and was responsible for diesel engines, shafting and bearing analysis, including damage investigations, on-site inspections and measurements.
He is a Mechanical Engineer and started his career at Transmarine Propulsion Systems. Inc in Seattle, Washington and was involved in a wide range of projects and issues related to the operation and performance of machinery and equipment onboard ships and stationary installations. This experience exposed Mr. Andersen both to the theoretical and practical understanding of machinery and how to evaluate design and operation. He joined DNV in 2005 in the Rotating Machinery Section of Maritime Technical Advisory. This group provides consultancy and advisory services to ship owners, ship yards, manufacturers, designers and others on design, operation, troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and performance verification. The group also carries out R&D and serves as a competence center within the DNV organization. In his position at DNV, Mr. Andersen has been in charge of shafting vibration and alignment studies for a number of projects and has been carrying out research on journal bearings and lubrication. He has also conducted inspections and on-site advisories to ship owners for both new constructions and repairs. He has been involved in many damage investigations and root cause analysis of engine components, bearings, shaft, and gears.
Mr. Andersen is a member of SNAME, M-16 Panel on Propulsion Shafting.
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