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A review on the applicability of remanufacturing in extending the life cycle of marine or offshore components and structures

Wahab, DA, Blanco-Davis, E, Ariffin, AK and Wang, J (2018) A review on the applicability of remanufacturing in extending the life cycle of marine or offshore components and structures. Ocean Engineering, 169. pp. 125-133. ISSN 0029-8018

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One of the most significant and value-added End of Life (EoL) recovery strategies in the Circular Economy is remanufacturing in which the functionality and performance of products are retained. In the marine industry, the intensity of remanufacturing is low compared to other transportation industries such as aerospace, automotive and rail. This paper discusses current issues on Design for Remanufacturing (DfRem) in the marine industry and provides insights into how remanufacturing plays a significant role in enhancing reliability and safety during the extended life of marine products and structures. Today, with the large number of ships approaching EoL, remanufacturing should be the way forward due to its positive impact on the environment and socio-economy. While marine components such as engines, propeller shafts, compressors and pumps have been successfully remanufactured in many parts of the world, remanufacturing of large structures such as hull and vessels have not been reported thus far. As in all other industries, remanufacturing has to be initiated with a paradigm shift in the business models, designing parts and structures for efficient remanufacturing, and the establishment of relevant policies and standards in order to pave the way towards a more sustainable marine industry in the future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0905 Civil Engineering, 0911 Maritime Engineering
Subjects: V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Divisions: Maritime & Mechanical Engineering (merged with Engineering 10 Aug 20)
Publisher: Elsevier
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Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2018 10:32
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 09:53
DOI or ID number: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2018.08.046
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9752
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