Inspections including additional maintenance services
Servicing package geared to DPI requirements
You need to be able to rely on your engine all the time. Downtime is not an option. That is what makes preventive maintenance of Cat ship engines so important. A Pre-Top Agreement is a package of preventive maintenance. The additional costs are agreed beforehand. The agreement provides that piece of extra security that you need. The servicing package is designed especially for shipping, with the objective of managing the condition of your engines and prolonging their lifetime.
No two situations are the same, so a Pre-Top Agreement is always a bespoke agreement. It covers a number of inspections combined with additional maintenance services. These might include periodic inspections of lubricating oil, engine/propeller load and combustion chambers (by means of endoscopic inspection), or inspecting flexible couplings, alignment and the testing and calibrating of alarm systems.
The big advantage of using a Pre-Top Agreement for preventive maintenance for your Cat engines is that in addition to inspections you get additional maintenance services. You know beforehand exactly where you stand. What's more, the pre-top package is fully aligned to the checklist items of the Damage Prevention Inspection ('DPI'). If your engine passes these checks, you will receive a DPI certificate usually entitling you to a discount on the insurance premium.