The term "remote control" normally refers to full manual control of plant or machinery from a remote position with all control levers and instruments of the local station duplicated at the remote station so that all the local control functions may be similarly performed at the remote station. Practical experience shows that when a remote control system is to be used with any real advantage a degree of automatic operation is also necessary. The degree must be assessed for each installation, but in general should be sufficient to enable the operator to obtain the desired results with the minimum amount of thought and effort. This paper describes some of the techniques and equipment used to control Diesel engines from a remote point using electrical signal transmission, and the automation of various functions initiated by a single command signal from that remote point.

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    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Norris, F R
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

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  • Accession Number: 00028658
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1973 12:00AM