Accession Number : ADA188944

Title :   An Investigation into the Feasibility of a Specialized Allowance of Critical Spare Parts for Gas-Turbine Class Ships.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Bogott, Karl W

PDF Url : ADA188944

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : The possibility of developing a 'suite' of critical engineering parts to be carried by one of a group of Gas-turbine ships when deployed together has been raised. Such ships are sufficiently uniform in their engineering plants to make such a 'suite' feasible. The end purpose would be to lessen the possibility of a 'loss of mission' engineering failure by having low demand parts in theater. The inherent question is that of the performance of both current allowance computation models and the operating procedures which support those models. To answer the questions, a test of the current COSAL model is compared with a similar test of a model more attuned to high levels of protection. Allowance computation procedures are explored, as are those of the related essentiality measuring systems. The author presents the results of this test, conclusions drawn therefrom, suggestions for possible action and recommendations for improvements in current reporting procedures. Keywords: Critical systems, Spare parts, Allowance models, Military essentiality, Low demand items, Theses.

Descriptors :   *SPARE PARTS, *NAVAL VESSELS, COMPUTATIONS, CRITICAL ASSEMBLIES, GAS TURBINES, MEASUREMENT, MODELS, PARTS, PROTECTION, SHIPS, THESES, MARINE PROPULSION, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, INVENTORY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COSTS

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE