Safe Maintenance Onboard Ships

Safe Maintenance Onboard Ships

CEJN releases a Safety Guideline manual to increase awareness

Working with engine maintenance using ultra high-pressure hydraulics onboard ships is a serious task. The work often has to be done in extremely confined spaces and involves heavy machine parts that need to be dismantled for repair. At CEJN, we’ve have seen that copies of our UHP (Ultra High-Pressure) quick-connect couplings are used within the shipyard industry and on-board ships. This worries us as we fear serious accidents, and in order to prevent, this informative manual has been created. 

Don't mix brands
CEJN believes to raise awareness of the importance around high-quality products. Our UHP hydraulic products onboard vessels are recognized for their safety, high-quality and long-lasting durability. They go through stringent testing and cannot be compared or safely interchangeable with other couplings! The unique tolerances and precision must not be compromised by mixing brands, and even if it seems to fit this does not mean that it is working optimally and safely. 

Regular inspection is crucial
Regular inspection and maintenance ensure safe operation of high-pressure hose sets throughout the lifetime of the hose. Inspection and maintenance must be carried out by a qualified person. If leakage occurs, shut down machinery immediately. Never try to locate the leak with your hands or any other part of the body when the hose set is pressurized.

World-wide send out
To make sure the information in the Safety Guideline manual reaches the shipping companies and decision makers, it wassent to approximately 2200 technical and operating managers worldwide during the first weeks of December. Extreme pressure demands a high level of safety and getting the information out is crucial to prevent future accidents. CEJN have worked with quick-connect couplings since 1955 and safety has always been our top priority so we hope these unsafe copies will quickly vanish from the market.