TRAWLERS TO TANKERS-R.W. SYSTEM OF BRIDGE CONTROL OF DIESEL ENGINES
Over the last ten years, the R.W. Instrumentation & Controls Ltd system of bridge control has been fitted to a wide range of medium-and slow-speed Diesel engines. Throughout this time it has remained, basically, an electro-pneumatic system employing electrical transmission of the bridge command (direction and speed) to the engine room here the signal is suitably processed to give the required outputs to solenoid valves and to the speed control system electro-pneumatic interface. The paper describes the layout and operation of the system for slow-speed engine application and for medium-speed applications, e.g. coastal tankers and distant water trawlers. A general design programme for a bridge control system is outlined, followed by consideration of the reliability and cost effectiveness of bridge control. The paper concludes with a typical bridge control system commissioning schedule. Order from BSRA as No. 51,248.
- From the Proceedings of the Conference on Bridge Control Systems for Ships, London, 19 March 1975.
Institute of Marine EngineersMemorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
London EC3R 7JN, England
- McDonald, M
- Publication Date: 1975
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Automation; Bridge design; Bridges; Control systems; Cost effectiveness; Engine rooms; Integrated systems; Propulsion; Remote control; Speed control; Structural design; Vehicle power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Control systems design; Engine room automation; Engine room remote control; Medium speed diesels; Propulsion machinery controls; Slow speed diesels; Unmanned engine rooms
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00308211
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM