THE NATIONAL SHIPBUILDING RESEARCH PROGRAM R&D FOR SHIPBOARD ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
The common objective of the various research projects concerning shipboard electrical systems is to reduce their costs in the shipbuilding process. A net reduction in the expenditure of shipbuilding resources--i.e. manpower, material, facilities and time (duration)--is the criteria used to demonstrate a productivity improvement. This is an important concept since it implies that in order to decrease the total cost of a system it may be necessary to use more expensive materials in order to significantly reduce the requirements for any one (or more) of the remaining resources. The projects involved: Electric cable splicing: cable transit devices; Electrical materials; multiplexing; Electric Cable Performance Standards and Tests, and Subchapter J-Electrical Engineering regulations (46 CFR 110-139). Taken as a whole, the projects described above should create significant benefits for shipbuilders. They are: (1) less expensive components; (2) fewer components; (3) increased reliability in operation; (4) increased safety assurances; (5) decreased installation; (6) shorter lead times in purchasing, and (7) more system flexibility for design modifications.
- Presented at the Hampton Roads Section Symposium, October 6, 1977.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Curtis, J F
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: 17 p.
- TRT Terms: Costs; Electric cables; Electric power; Electrical installation; Electrical systems; Equipment design; Installation; Shipbuilding materials; System design
- Old TRIS Terms: Electric power system design; Electrical cable design
- Subject Areas: Design; Finance; Maintenance and Preservation; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00172672
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM