LESSONS FOR INDUSTRIAL POWER GAINED FROM AUTOMATION OF MERCHANT SHIPS

Automation has been used to improve the operating efficiency of merchant ships. The design approach used by the U. S. Maritime Administration may help the operator of a stationary power plant effect a changeover from manual to automatic operation or help him design a new plant for automatic operation. The first approach was based on new construction, and started out by considering operational requirements then tailoring these requirements using the fewest reliable components, each as self-regulating as possible. The second approach was based on existing construction, where an add-on package of automation was applied depending on the economics of the situation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C. under reference number Bm 991. F 5.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Technical Publishing Corporation

    1301 South Grove Avenue
    Barrington, IL  USA  60010
  • Authors:
    • Fixman, C M
  • Publication Date: 1965-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 33-34
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00027902
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 24 1973 12:00AM