signed  in  October  2002,  grants  Lloyd s  Register
ment performance data is a well defined standard
worldwide exclusivity within the ship classification
of  equipment  nomenclature,  boundary  definition,
sector,  and  geographic  exclusivity  in  Europe,  the
taxonomy, and systems hierarchical data structure.
Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Canada. Other alli 
Establishing this standard is the next step in ensur 
ances include Ulysses Systems and BIIG Corpora 
ing that the reliability and maintainability data col 
tion. The Wave  Software System is currently be 
lected will be consistent across both commercial and
ing used on CSX Line s fleet of 16 container ships
military applications.  Without agreed upon bound 
and a portion of London Ship Managers  Fleet.
aries and equipment identifiers, it becomes difficult,
The Wave   software  system Version  4.0  offers
if not impossible, to share equipment data among
the following enhancements:
organizations, benchmark equipment performance,
  Ability to share the aggregate data between
perform  modeling  and  simulation  of  current  and
vessels fleet wide
proposed systems, or use performance data to im 
  Addition of customer defined predicted and
prove operations of commercial and naval vessels.
required parameters for mean time between
Creating consistency on the largest possible scale
failure and mean time to repair that allow
will produce accurate information for the improve 
the user to analyze actual performance ver 
ment of shipbuilding and ship operations.
sus expectations
The objective of this effort is to propose and agree
  Creation of a failure review board module
on standard equipment boundaries with the mari 
designed  to  formalize  procedures  for  ad 
time industry, the U.S. Navy, and any other mari 
dressing critical failures
time  organizations  willing  to  participate  and  es 
tablish a worldwide set of standards for use by the
  Addition of  tree views  throughout the pro 
government and industry in operational data col 
gram, which allows users to easily navigate
lection  and  reporting.   Applications  for  this  data
wherever there are hierarchical structures
include modeling and simulation of complex sys 
  Ability to track equipment and failure in 
tems for new ship design, tracking of commercial
formation during vessel construction mak 
and naval equipment performance, benchmarking
ing it a true life cycle cost package
equipment  performance  across  commercial  and
military applications, condition based monitoring,
World Standard Hierarchy of Equipment
overhaul  planning,  and  pre planned  product  im 
provement using commercial off the shelf and mis 
sion specific equipment.
The  following  current  equipment  identification
Standardization of Reliability, Availability, and
systems were reviewed:
Maintainability  performance data is a key element
  Norwegian SFI group system
to obtain useful shareable information for use in the
improvements  of  ship  design  and  operation.  The
  Expanded Ship Work Breakdown Structure
University of New Orleans, College of Engineering
system of the U.S. Navy
is currently attempting to establish a standard that
  North Atlantic Treaty Organization codifi 
will help plan and design teams handling Reliabil 
cation system
ity, Availability, and Maintainability objectives.
  Draft  Marine  Safety  Evaluation  Program
system of the U.S. Coast Guard
In  an  attempt  to  identify  standard  equipment
  ISO/Final Draft International Standard
boundaries within the maritime industry, the Uni 
14224 (Petroleum and Natural Gas In 
versity of New Orleans, College of Engineering (UNO
dustries) guidelines
COE) investigated and performed research of exist 
  Draft ISO Standard for the Exchange Prod 
ing standards and its applicability to this effort.  Cap 
uct (STEP) Model Data/Application Protocol
turing  high  quality  Reliability,  Availability,  and
(AP) 226 Ship Breakdown Structure
Maintainability (RAM), performance data requires
The advantages and disadvantages of each sys 
careful and consistent collection of equipment fail 
tem  were  identified.  Requirements  for  potential
ure and repair data, operating hours, and repair time.
compliance with ISO 13584 (parts library or Plib)
One important link that is currently lacking in the
were also investigated. An object oriented approach
universal analysis and application of RAM equip 
was selected since it offers higher efficiency as well

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