RELIABILITY IMPROVEMENT FOR VESSEL STEERING SYSTEMS

The report provides a summary of a study sponsored by the Maritime Administration to develop and evaluate recommended improvements to the design, specification, installation, and operation of vessel steering systems for purposes of enhancing steering system reliability, safety, performance, and integrity. Conclusions and recommendations are based on the results of extensive analysis of steering systems failure data obtained from regulatory agencies, classification societies, and vessel owners and operators. Significant results include a quantitative assessment of the relationship between hydraulic system design pressure and system reliability, and the identification of specific rudder, steering gear, and control system design details which should be addressed or further clarified by the appropriate cognizant authorities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Henry (JJ) Company, Incorporated

    90 West Street
    New York, NY  United States  10006

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Commercial Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 250 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196209
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-920-79011 Final Rpt., 6626-07
  • Contract Numbers: MA-7-38018
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM