Manufactured in 2013, the Maersk Intrepid is a drilling rig that has been designed to operate in the extremely harsh environment of the North Sea. Up to 150 people stay on the rig at any one time so, safety and fire prevention are paramount and to minimise the risk Maersk operates a rigorous preventative maintenance programme for all electrical equipment on board, in line with NFPA 70E and SOLAS regulations.
An infrared (IR) inspection of electrical distribution systems are the same whether they are on a ship at sea, on a ship in port, or in a building. The main difference is that if a critical component fails within a building it can be replaced far more easily than if it was on a ship at sea…
This is why it is critical to make sure that the electrical systems in a ship are in A1 condition before the ship leaves port. It is imperative to inspect these systems regularly at sea during their day-to-day operations to find and rectify any developing faults before a breakdown occurs.
Because of this critical demand, IRISS has strived to fill that need. As such IRISS has become the only company to hold the DNV certification awarded for Marine and Offshore Applications. This allows preventative maintenance on electrical equipment in vertical markets covering rules for ships, cruise liners, tankers, and offshore oil rigs.