ENGINE ROOM COMPUTERS MAKING AN APPEARANCE

A digital computer for use in both steam and diesel engine rooms is described. Certain advantages of using a computer, among them predicting when a machine will need servicing, and controlling each contributing machine in the plant so it is doing its work at peak efficiency, are given. Various subsystems are described for a computer on a steam-powered ship, with the function of each sub-system explained. A comprehensive description of the sub-systems which keep watch on the main boilers, and one which performs plant operation calculations and trend analysis of the boilers, main condenser and the main turbine are also presented.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Marine Engineering/Log
    • Volume: 79
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.
    • ISSN: 0732-5460

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054966
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM