This paper has been prepared in response to an invitation from the Canadian Maritime Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. The purpose is to describe the auxiliary boiler Automation System aboard diesel ships. Major points emphasized in the paper include: (1) Design Requirements, the type system specified by the shipyard and owner. In particular performance parameters, hardware arrangement, and physical limitations. (2) The final design, particulars directly associated with the system as manufactured, inclusive of design details, illustrations and photographs. Final results, details associated with installation, light off, trials and performance to date. The overall theme of this paper has been carefully controlled not to illustrate the capability of a particular company or their design--rather, the point is to detail specific design criteria which, when incorporated in a given system, will result in a safe reliable unit that will truly function as an operators aid in protection of the boiler and achieve maximum performance efficiency. One section of the paper is devoted to the importance of complete and detailed checkout of the entire system prior to delivery. Eliminate a problem before putting it aboard ship. This clearly saves time and money. The paper further emphasizes the real need for effective and meaningful crew training. The operator must understand what the control system will do for him, how the system performs its assigned tasks, and why he must care for it in the proper way. Finally, it focuses on food for thought with regard to evaluating auxiliary boiler automation systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Canadian Maritime Section Meeting of SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Bryan, N F
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

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  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM