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.
- Paper presented 5 March 1980 to the Hampton Roads Section, SNAME.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ United States 07306-2907
- Vitkauskas, J D
- Peters, J R
- Publication Date: 1980
- Features: References;
- Pagination: v.p.
- TRT Terms: Automatic control; Automatic vessel control; Automation; Engine rooms; Machinery; Marine safety; System safety; Test procedures; Voyage management systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Automatic control systems; Engine room automation; Machinery automation; Shipboard automation
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00316619
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM