HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGICAL IMPROVEMENTS OF MARINE AUTOMATION

In the fall of 1963, the United States Maritime Commission and the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company entered into an agreement to upgrade the single-powered boiler of the S.S. William G. Mather so that the boiler would operate completely automatically from the engine room. For this upgrading the Bailey Meter Company supplied the combustion and feedwater controls and the burner management system. In the spring of 1964, the American Shipbuilding Company installed the equipment at the Lorain Shipyard. The engineering design features and philosophy of operation will be briefly discussed along with the technological improvements since this installation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section of SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Culbertson, J C
    • Hilston, H G
    • Lane, C E
    • Wilber, J J
  • Publication Date: 1972-1-18

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039330
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 10 1974 12:00AM