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.
Keywords:ergonomics, reservoir surveillance, production monitoring, production control, human factors, process control and automation, measurement and control, assistance, ecr, operation
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2010. The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers