The growth and costs of marine control systems for operation with machinery spaces unattended are reviewed. In the future it may be possible to carry this one stage further by the linear programming of all activities concerned with ship operation. This will involve the use of on-line process control in the ship. Six ships are already so fitted and three research projects are currently in hand as feasibility studies. The difficulties encountered with marine control equipment in recent years are usually associated with environmental conditions, lack of adequate testing and failure to appreciate the requirements. Reliability should be much improved by adequate type testing and this may lead to the production of standard systems. Although the technical problems will be great the human problems may be greater, and a good deal of re-education will be necessary if progress is to be maintained.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Gray, D
  • Publication Date: 1969-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: n.p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 81
    • Issue Number: n9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00005530
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1973 12:00AM