An account is given of the work involved in conversion to the automatic operation of the lightship Abertay in Great Britain by the Dundee Harbour Trust. Abertay is a vessel of 360 t fully loaded, 93 feet long, 26 feet beam. Two new diesel alternator sets provide the power required for all loads. The twin cylinder 4-stroke water cooled diesel engines are each developing 12.5 bhp at 15 rpm and they operate on a 14 day cycle. Various "engine state" automatic alarms incorporated are concerned with speed, pressures and temperatures, any serious variation in these parameters automatically cause an engine changeover and a warning to be relayed to the shore station.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Foxlow Publications Limited

    19 Harcourt Street
    London W1H 2AX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Kelley, R F
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

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  • Accession Number: 00039761
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 5 1973 12:00AM