New developments in the field of semi-conductors have made the application of shipboard computers increasingly attractive for the control and monitoring of automated systems. Germanischer Lloyd has frequently been consulted by the shipbuilding and other industries on such applications, and in the present article, which is based on this experience, some general matters and principles concerning computerised automated systems are discussed. It is mentioned that the information given will, in one form or another, appear in the Society's future recommendations or Rules. Among the aspects considered is equipment redundancy, which is needed to provide the required standard of system reliability and availability. This redundancy is obtainable with either a double computer system (in which a second or "back-up" computer functions simultaneously with the main computer) or with a hierarchic system (with a central computer and several micro-computers); both systems are explained. Other aspects considered include the avoidance of electrical interference and other disturbances that can affect the computerised system, the need for the system to be self-monitoring, the avoidance of interference with the equipment by unqualified personnel, and the need for the Classification Society to have adequate information on a proposed system and to assess the consequences of any failure in it. Order from: BSRA as No. 48,218.

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    Seehafen-Verlag Erik Blumenfeld

    Celsiusweg 15, Postfach 1347
    2000 Hamburg 50,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Templin, H
  • Publication Date: 1977-11


  • German

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 2 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00177268
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM