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Engine control rooms - Human factors


Andersson, M and Lutzhoft, M, Engine control rooms - Human factors, Proceedings of the 2007 RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects International Conference - Human Factors in Ship Design, Safety and Operation, 2007, London, United kingdom, pp. 65-68. ISBN 1905040342 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]


During recent years a great deal of effort has been expended upon improving the bridge in conjunction with maritime safety. This has been reflected in such areas as bridge resource management training, guidelines produced governing equipment and workstation design etc. Unfortunately less effort has been expended regarding the engine room spaces and control systems. As a result of earlier work one comes to the conclusion that it remains the veritable black hole. In order to achieve an actual contemporary analysis, field studies onboard seven target vessels are planned, representing different shipping conditions: Ice breaker, Car and truck carrier, Tanker, Coastal tonnage, RoRo and RoPax. The total estimated timeline for the project is fourteen months and its constituent activities are direct interviews with engineering crews, field studies and questionnaires. The project is Swedish nationally funded and the participants are SSPA Sweden AB, MSI Design, Chalmers University of Technology, World Maritime University and Kalmar Maritime Academy. © 2007: The Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Bridges; Design; Human engineering; Information management; Management; Marine engines; Resource allocation; Safety engineering; Shipbuilding; Ships; Tankers (ships); Black holes; Chalmers University of technologies; Engine controls; Engine rooms
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Mechanical Engineering
Research Field:Automation and Control Engineering
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water Transport
Objective Field:International Sea Freight Transport (excl. Live Animal Transport)
Author:Lutzhoft, M (Professor Margareta Lutzhoft)
ID Code:92503
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:NC Ports and Shipping
Deposited On:2014-06-20
Last Modified:2014-06-20

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