A Guide to Ship Repair Estimates in Man-hours

2nd Edition

Authors: Don Butler
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080982625
eBook ISBN: 9780080982809
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 17th May 2012
Page Count: 136
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Description

Expert ship surveyor Don Butler shares a lifetime’s ship repair costing experience in this unique resource for accurate cost estimation and planning

  • Includes hard to come by information on typical ship repair labor expectations for accurate man-hour forecasting and cost estimation
  • Produced for marine engineers and marine industry professionals to aid with repair specification and negotiation, helping you to plan work and budgets more reliably

  • Uses man-hours as opposed to particular rates or currencies, providing a long-term model for pricing regardless of location, rate fluctuation or inflation

Bringing together otherwise scattered details on specific repair and dry-docking activities, this invaluable guide will save you time and improve the accuracy of your ship repair estimates. Don’t plan or commission work without it!

Don Butler is a fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers and a member of Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors, UK.

Key Features

  • Made up of very hard to come by information on typical ship repair labor expectations for accurate man-hour forecasting and cost estimation
  • Produced for marine engineers and marine industry professionals to save time, aid in repair negotiation and help companies to plan more reliably
  • Man-hour listings assist in long-term pricing, meaning the book content remains valid regardless of currency, rate fluctuation or inflation

Readership

Marine engineers and other marine industry professionals involved in planning and costing repairs to ships and marine vessels. Students of naval architecture and marine engineering; Ship crew, ship surveyors and related technical/engineering groups.

Table of Contents

List of figures

List of tables

1. Introduction

2. Drydocking works

Berth preparation

Docking and undocking

Dock rent per day

Hull preparation

Hull painting

Rudder works

Propeller works

Tailshaft works

Anodes

Sea chests

Docking plugs

Valves

Fenders

Anchors and cables

Chain lockers

Staging

3. Steel works

Calculation of steel weights

4. Pipe works

5. Mechanical works

Overhauling diesel engines (single-acting, slow-running, two-stroke, cross-head type)

Overhauling diesel engines (single-acting, slow-running, in-line, four-stroke, trunk type)

Valves

Condensers

Heat exchangers

Turbines

Compressors

Receivers

Pumps

Boilers (main and auxiliary)

6. Electrical works

7. General works

8. Planning charts

Sample graph loadings for major trades in ship repairing

Index

Details

No. of pages:
136
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080982809
Hardcover ISBN:
9780080982625

About the Author

Don Butler

Don Butler is a fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers and a member of Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Fellow of Institute of Marine Engineers (F.I.Mar.E.) Member of Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (M.C.M.S.), UK

Reviews

'By referencing man hours rather than monetary value, the book is universally applicable and will be of extended long-term relevance. It will assist technical superintendents in compiling repair specifications with a pricing strategy, so they can build up costings for their planned repair periods...The author provides estimates for all situations which may arise, enabling the repair superintendent to anticipate costs and therefore to prepare an accurate repair specification well in advance to be issued to the repairer.' Maritime Journal