TESTING OF AUTOMATED SYSTEMS FROM THE SAFETY POINT OF VIEW

The Coast Guard NVC 1-69 has provided guidelines for the design of automated systems so that human surveillance can be reduced without jeopardizing the vessel. An integral part of these guidelines is the preparation of a test procedure to periodically test the vital safety systems to increase the probability that they will function properly when called on. However, the test procedure guidelines are general and subject to wide interpretation. This paper attempts to provide some insight into what needs to be periodically tested; why the testing is required; what techniques are acceptable and stresses the need for efficient testing. Some examples are also provided of testing procedures that have been found to be efficient and sufficiently comprehensive.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented 5 March 1980 to the Hampton Roads Section, SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Vitkauskas, J D
    • Peters, J R
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316619
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM