IR-CAP. Condition Assessment Program Indian Register of Shipping. IR-CAP Service. Independent assessment carried out at the request of ship owner. . One or more aspects, viz. Ship’s Structure, Machinery & Cargo Systems can be assessed – as desired. .
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Condition Assessment Program
Indian Register of Shipping
Independent assessment carried out at the request of ship owner.
One or more aspects, viz. Ship’s Structure, Machinery & Cargo Systems can be assessed – as desired.
The extent of survey is larger than that carried out at ESP or CAS survey and the Report is very detailed.
Cargo ShippersIR-CAP Service
Assessment is carried out on as-is-basis, considering all repairs & renewals that have been carried out during the CAP survey
Detailed documentary evidence is now available to all interested parties.
They can now judge the condition of vessel better & have better confidence on her ability to provide good service without any repairs in the near future.
The Ship owner can obtain better charters by demonstrating better quality of his ships.
The CAP survey also provides the ship owner, a basis to plan the maintenance that ensures continued asset utilization.
Each “ System” is rated based on the ratings of various sub-systems/components.
Each component is rated considering all its relevant attributes, together.
IRS surveyors are required to examine and rate each such attribute, separately, for all components.
Specially designed software enables quick analysis and identifies the repairs that are required to secure the desired CAP Rating.
Compartments in Cargo region + APT & FPT
Rating process starts at Panel Level
The Compartment Boundaries
Plating + Secondary Stiffeners + Primary Girders
Buckling, Indentations, Cracks
Pitting, Localized thinning
Good, Fair or Poor
Good, Adequate, In-adequateAttributes that are reported from External and Internal Examinations
These attributes are considered together with the Thickness Measurement to rate each panel
Our software enables us to quickly prepare the required “Job-Cards” which are sent to the attending surveyors.
The software enables quick assessment of the available Longitudinal Strength, at various sections in the cargo region
Available Strength is then compared with that required at the location.
Longitudinal Strength Rating for the Vessel = the poorest rating obtained.
The software also helps evaluation of various repair options to improve the longitudinal strength, where required, in an optimum way.
Machinery / Cargo Systems
Total Machinery Rating
Audit of Maintenance Practices
Each machine is examined as per the items identified on the Job- cards
Function test of each machinery is witnessed and it’s current capability assessed
Note the detailed list of components for each machinery unit, for which information is reported
These job cards prepared by H.O. for each ship, and are filled up by the surveyor performing the survey
Job Cards are prepared by grouping the machinery into well defined systems - Propulsion System etc.
All machinery is subjected to predictive testing, as applicable, to ensure no hidden defects exist
Locations for Reciprocating Machinery
L – Left hand when facing the coupling flange
R –Right hand when facing the coupling flange
1 – Machine end of mounting
2 – Crankshaft level
3 – Top end of frame
A – Coupling end
B -- Mid machine
C – Free end of machine
Locations for Rotating Machinery
Measured vibration levels are compared against acceptable levels and ratings assigned.
Acceptable levels adopted are derived from ISO Std. 7919, and from our past experience.
The audit verifies that:
Maintenance routines are as per manufacturer’s recommendations and good engineering practice
Maintenance routines are carried out as per schedule and records maintained
A good system of Inventory Control for spares and stores exists for maintenance activity