Current design standards for shipboard machinery control and alarm systems for unattended engine rooms allow for centralization of alarm acknowledgment, regardless of ship size or complexity of the engine room. The authors suggest that guidelines and standards be revised to require local acknowledgment of alarms, and propose the use of light boards as the principal indicator of alarm activity rather than a PC screen.
Designing Effective Machinery Control and Alarm Systems in the Age of Unattended Engine Rooms
Kemp, S. G., and M. S. Arcy. "Designing Effective Machinery Control and Alarm Systems in the Age of Unattended Engine Rooms." Paper presented at the SNAME Maritime Convention, Bellevue, Washington, USA, November 2010. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/SMC-2010-T10
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