The Author (of the Ship Research Institute of Norway) points out some drawbacks of production-orientated coding systems for sub-dividing a ship for purposes of technical and techno-economic information classification, and describes the SFI group system, a multi-purpose decimal coding system in which the ship's equipment, systems, machinery, etc. are given group numbers according to their purpose or function. This function-oriented system, which is intended for use both within and between companies or other organizations, and is available in Norwegian and English versions, is aimed at assisting shipyards, owners, consultants, and sub- contractors when dealing with information on ship specification, estimating, accounting, cost control, maintenance, repairs, drawings, and filing. It is mentioned that EDP has increased the importance of such systems, and that the SFI system had (up to December 1975) been sold to about 130 Norwegian and other companies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Preprints of International Conference on Computer Applications in the Automation of Shipyard Operation and Ship Design (ICCAS), Gothenburg, June 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    North-Holland Publishing Company

    52 Vanderbilt Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Urke, T
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148638
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1977 12:00AM