Nautical Institute HE Alert Microsite

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Automation
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15
Automation

Ship systems are protected by strict design standards and tolerances

Sep 2007

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  • editorial (15)

    editorial (15)

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    Ship systems are protected by strict design standards and tolerances, by redundancy - particularly for critical systems - and by feedback processes that will ultimately activate an alarm of some sort, or take corrective action.

  • A chief engineer's perspective

    A chief engineer's perspective

    Richard Thomas, Chief Engineer BP Shipping

    Automation has removed from the ship's engineer the continuous physical interaction necessary to control the ship's plant, such that we now need only to monitor the plant and perform maintenance. The greater control achievable by automation allows...

  • Automation, STCW and electronics officers

    Automation, STCW and electronics officers

    Captain Ricardo E Jiménez Shipmaster

    The idea of the automated process is to reduce operators - something convenient in this age of crew reductions and saving costs - assisting with physical and mental requirements of the work.

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