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Task Assistant® Central Components Library

The Central Components Library
Ulysses Master or Central Components Library and vessel component setups constitute one system that reflects the real world of how machines are built and how they are maintained. It also assures data integrity to support your decisions associated with these activities. A Fleet Technical Management System requires a central component s library.

Why it is important
Machines are built in factories for many ships and industry applications.
It stands to reason that machines exist as meaningful functional components outside any particular ship, and behave in much the same way, regardless of where they are installed. Although the conditions under which they work may differ.
So it makes sense to build software that models the world of machinery in a way that acknowledges the commonalities of machines, regardless of which ship they are in, and also captures machine ship duty. Centrally defining and capturing  machine ship duty is important because it constitutes the live ship specific data that will affect decisions about the machines.

How it works
The Central Components Library is a database of ships’ technical components. Each component with its spare parts, maintenance information and full history is stored centrally and linked to common core descriptions.
Instances of components per ship derive from the Central Library, while retaining the core commonality of identifications.
New information from ship’s duty and requisitions is completed locally but also available centrally.

What it resolves
It resolves the problem of duplification of data in contrast to the common practice of defining each of these components individually for each ship. In other words, introducing different identifications for each ship, when in fact they are the same machines with just the serial numbers different. Since components are originally sourced from the same manufacturers, who define the ways in which we identify parts and perform procurement, it is the natural approach to retain unified information for the same machinery and parts across the fleet.

Benefits
To mention a few. An assets management system with a central components library offers unified data and analytics you can trust. It favours statistical comparisons of machinery across the fleet. It offers overviews of component maintenance and procurement, which makes it a very powerful tool in optimising components life-cycle and cost control.

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