Session 6-A:

When it comes to yacht maintenance, one recurring problem that always results in lost time and money is the absence of effective pre-planning. Despite the productivity potential and financial benefits, owners and captains may have been reluctant to adopt a fully predictive and preventative approach to ongoing monitoring and maintenance. With the possibilities offered by remote continuous monitoring, the ability to keep machinery running smoothly is increased by detecting problems before they become serious enough to require unscheduled yard periods. New developments in condition-monitoring technology allow owners, captains, and engineers to work smarter, not harder, and to save money on maintenance by sending collected data to a trusted vibration analyst capable of diagnosing issues, and locating and addressing root causes with precision.


Thursday, April 11, 3:00-4:15pm

Rich Merhige

Rich Merhige

AME Solutions

Rich Merhige founded Advanced Maintenance Engineering in 1992, and Advanced Mechanical Enterprises in 2002. He earned a B.S. in marine engineering from the State University of New York Maritime College, and studied systems and ocean engineering at Virginia Polytechnic and George Washington Universities. He holds a USCG license as a second assistant engineer steam & motor, unlimited horsepower, and a certification as a vibration analyst. AME is recognized as an external specialist for condition monitoring by the American Bureau of Shipping.

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