DNV—GL — INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF JACKING SYSTEMS
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The Recommended Practice developed and distributed by DNV GL classification society to provide all required guidance for the personnel involved in the routing inspection and periodical maintenance of the jacking systems. Following correct procedures for their maintenance and inspection is quite challenging tasks because of the high turnover of personnel possessing specific technical knowledge on board and evolving nature and intermittent use of the jacking systems, and this challenge will be addressed in the pages of the present document.
The objective of this recommended practice is to ensure the safe and correct functioning of the jacking systems of an electric rack-and-pinion style during jacking and holding operations throughout the working lifetime of the system. This would include establishing required levels of competence of different specialists engaged in maintenance and inspection, providing guidance to the designers of the systems, construction yards and manufacturers on what information shall be given, highlighting the points considered critically important and also the areas with little attention paid, as indicated by the experience collected during numerous observations, and many other aspects.
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