SAFETY ASPECTS OF SHIPS' STEERING GEAR

As a manufacturer of ships' electric hydraulic steering gear, the Author discusses the relevant parts of the IMCO recommendations for Machinery and Electrical Installations in Passenger and Cargo Ships (Resolution A325 (X)). The more notable of the proposed new regulations are those relating to failure of the hydraulic system and the need for improved safety systems in steering gear. Following an investigation of emergency procedures, the Author's company propose a design modification to existing four ram steering gears. The proposed modification divides a four-ram steering gear into two separate steering units, so that, if a loss of hydraulic fluid should occur in one system, the other two-ram system will continue to operate satisfactorily.

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    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Ovens, W
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00317474
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM