The Vibration Analysis and Deviation Concept (VIDEC), a computerized steam propulsion plant performance monitoring and failure prediction system, is presently operating on a new containership. This interim report is an attempt to document the history of this system for the concept development phase through fabrication, software design, in-plant simulation, shipyard installation, and initial shipboard operation. A brief system description including system concepts is presented. The paper concentrates on the system implementation, installation, and initial operation. A discussion is presented of types of data and concepts being evaluated and the methods of evaluation being used. Illustrations and tables of pertinent data are also included. The paper closes with a discussion of the VIDEC system and concept as they relate to other possible shipboard automation systems and programs. Finally, conclusions and recommendations are presented.

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    • Presented at the January 24, 1975 meeting of the New England Section of SNAME.
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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • McCarthy, W L
    • Wallace, Robert P
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

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  • Accession Number: 00127595
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1975 12:00AM