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Improvement of the Welding Process for Fillet Air Test for the Biggest Taiwan Shipyard

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Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
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Department of International Business, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
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China Ship Building Corporation, Kaohsiung 812, Taiwan
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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(1), 80; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9010080
Received: 22 December 2020 / Revised: 4 January 2021 / Accepted: 8 January 2021 / Published: 13 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Marine Structures)
During ship block construction, watertight bulkheads weld of every cabin of ships need to undergo stress testing according to the tanks’ test plan. Every incomplete bulkhead cannot be sprayed in order to protect them after sandblasting; this seriously affects the process of construction. Therefore, the issue of this study is to maintain the integrity of the painting quality and reduce the destruction of the paint, ship-building personnel seek how best to complete the block operation. The aim of this project is to improve the recent watertight bulkheads fillet air test operations in the construction stage using TRIZ (theory of inventive problem solving), promote the ground painting session integrity of every ship, improve the tanks’ test plan in the dock, and reduce the time spent on dismantling operations and the painting operation. Through the TRIZ, this study proposed lots of improvements, some of which are: the watertight cabins can finish the tanks test plan completely, and the integrity of the ground painting can be promoted to reduce the range of cabin test in the dock and reduce watertight bulkheads’ dismantling time. Moreover, because of the considerate reduction of the destruction of the coating, the painting operation is of good quality. The results demonstrate that the TRIZ successfully controls the production quality during construction, reduces working time, and promotes full efficiency. This study saved more than US$1 million of the outsourcing fee. View Full-Text
Keywords: shipbuilding; fillet air test; welding; TRIZ shipbuilding; fillet air test; welding; TRIZ
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Wang, C.-N.; Hsueh, M.-H.; Lai, C.-J.; Wang, C.-F.; Wang, S.-H. Improvement of the Welding Process for Fillet Air Test for the Biggest Taiwan Shipyard. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9, 80. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9010080

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Wang C-N, Hsueh M-H, Lai C-J, Wang C-F, Wang S-H. Improvement of the Welding Process for Fillet Air Test for the Biggest Taiwan Shipyard. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2021; 9(1):80. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9010080

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Wang, Chia-Nan, Ming-Hsien Hsueh, Chao-Jung Lai, Chen-Fa Wang, and Shi-Hao Wang. 2021. "Improvement of the Welding Process for Fillet Air Test for the Biggest Taiwan Shipyard" Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 9, no. 1: 80. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9010080

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