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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Proceedings of the Conference on Bridge Control Systems for Ships, London, 19 March 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • McDonald, M
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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