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WIERNICKI demonstrating SubM compliance, on all three U.S. coasts

ABS were ABS clients. ABS has been contracted to verify the

ABS is one of the world’s largest classi? cation societ-

Sub-M compliance of more than 2,200 vessels since the ies, with thousands of employees worldwide driven by a start of that important regulatory rollout.

mission to promote the security of life and property and preserve the natural environment. A founding member of

IACS, the organization serves both the global marine and

Advanced Mechanical offshore sectors. ABS offers technical support during the design, construction and operation of commercial marine

Enterprises assets, providing the tools and services that can extend

Advanced Mechanical Enterprises (AME) is a machin- their operational lifecycles. The strong global safety record of the ABS-classed ? eet illustrates the group’s commitment ery and mechanical services company that specializes in vibration diagnostics and precision alignment of propul- to protecting people; as an organization, consistently set- ting industry benchmarks for class safety. Globally, ABS sion systems using state-of-the-art equipment and pro- says it continues to develop the innovative products and cedures. Since its inception in 1992, the company has services that safely address the key challenges associated been commissioned worldwide to consult on some of the most complex vibration/noise and alignment projects for with digitization and connectivity, cyber-security, perfor- a variety of applications, including those on workboats, mance optimization, reducing operating costs, and envi- yachts, pumping stations, power plants and manufactur- ronmental compliance.

For the U.S.-based brown-water ? eet, the past several ing facilities. With vibration analysis, diesel engine condi- years saw the implementation of the most comprehensive tion monitoring, shaft torque and power measurements, safety and environmental legislation in the sector’s history, ultrasonic and infrared technologies, the company can pinpoint exactly what issues machinery is experiencing, the U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) Subchapter M regula- or what components need to be addressed to prevent un- tions. ABS has been at the forefront of independent tech- nical support for that important regulatory rollout, with foreseen downtime and outages. Once data is analyzed, oversight of about a third of the vessels affected by Sub AME has the knowhow, equipment, resources and ex-

M. In fact, the ? rst vessel owners to receive USCG COI’s pertise to correct it. Whether laser, strain gage, optical or 68 | MN October 2021

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