It is the purpose of this paper to examine the underlying considerations of the Bureau which have resulted in the specific requirements set forth in the Rules and how these requirements are affected by the current and future state of the art in systems of automatic control. Additionally, the paper discusses the posture of the Bureau vis a vis other regulatory bodies having an interest in engine room automation and considers in some detail the impact of possible international requirements. Finally, the paper considers certain types of machinery which because of their inherent characteristics require automatic control and for which manual control is not possible (gas turbines, SCR rectifier drives, etc.), and the use of systems of automatic control (particularly electric and electronic systems) in major components of machinery or systems to perform functions which were formerly essentially mechanical in nature, and the trend of the Bureau Rules in the regulation of such systems.

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  • Pagination: p. 225-227
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 5

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  • Accession Number: 00141162
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: North-Holland Publishing Company
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM