There is an increasing requirement in today's merchant fleet for the best fuel economy available with existing ships, and for improved overall economy of operation on new ships. This emphasis on economy of operation has led to the greatly increased use of automatic controls on board stream powered ships both to reduce manning requirements and to permit utilizing the more efficient thermal cylces. Operators unfamiliar with these newer steam cycles may be overly concerned about the control requiremetns associated with their use. Even with the most advanced, automated ships certified for unmanned engine room operation the controls are straightforward and do not require either highly sophisticated or ultra-rapid response. This paper discusses the requirements for control in the modern steam plant, with particular emphasis on some of the auxiliary equipment which may have less well understood control requirements than those of the main turbine and main boiler.

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    • From "Steam Propulsion for Ships in the Changing Economic Environment," a two day conference.
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    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Bryant, R C
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00310883
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Series C, Paper SP11Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM