Inaugural IMarEst Marine Electrical and Control Systems Saftey Conference

Marinelink.com
Monday, September 23, 2013

Ships are becoming increasingly dependent on complex electronic equipment and electrical power systems, with incidence of engine failure and blackouts increasing. Safety and reliability are paramount, as will be discussed and debated at a new conference taking place in early October.
 


With just over a week before the inaugural Marine Electrical and Control Systems Safety Conference (MECSS 2013) organized by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) opens in Amsterdam, speakers from Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, U.K. and U.S. are in place to address an international audience.
 


Being held at the Marine Establishment Amsterdam on Wednesday and Thursday October 2-3, 2013 MECSS is the first controls and electrical safety conference of its kind; and brings together system and international equipment suppliers with class societies and operators who will present solutions, share best practice and debate just how the marine industry can be made safer and more reliable using software and electrical technology.



“As marine systems become more complex, operators now have to put their faith in the reliability of software systems to achieve their goals and remain safe at sea at all times,” explained Kevin Daffey, Chairman of the inaugural MECSS.

 

“The range of functions that software has to carry out means that there are dangers of it not performing as expected because of incomplete verification or incorrect requirements. This new conference launched by the IMarEST will undoubtedly provide an extremely useful forum for much needed discussions to take place.”



The conference, with its theme ‘Delivering integrated, dependable, safe and reliable systems’ will get off to a flying start with a keynote address by Rear Admiral Nick Lambert CMarTech FIMarEST. Sessions on Electrical, control and software safety management (chaired by Phil White, Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd); System design supporting safe systems (chaired by Emma Harrison, GSE Systems Ltd); Training and awareness (chaired by I/O(SE) Mark Royston-Tonks RFA, Ministry of Defense, U.K.); and Technology (chaired by Shaun White, BP Shipping Limited).



The international audience coming together to hear about, and debate what Kevin Daffey describes as “a variety of perspectives in our journey to create a safer marine world using electronic control and software systems” is drawn from the merchant, commercial and naval industry; oil and gas industry; manufacturers; shipyards; vessel owners and operators; maintainers; the marine electrical control supply chain; automation systems manufacturers; electrical power solution providers; marine integration consultancies; academic institutions; class societies and many other allied sectors.



As a ‘must attend’ event for ship operators as ships become increasingly dependent on complex electronic and electrical power systems, the conference provides ample opportunity for discussion during the two conference days and there is an evening reception at the magnificent National Maritime Museum next to the Marine Establishment for more relaxed networking.



On Friday, October 4, MECSS delegates are invited to participate in an industrial visit to CSMART, the Center for Simulator Maritime Training, which features the latest state-of-the-art equipment and instructional tools to provide participants with a superior maritime training experience. In addition to bridge simulators, CSMART offers two full mission Engine Control Rooms with four machinery outstations and 16 part-task Engine Room simulators.



Full information on all aspects of MECSS 2013, which is sponsored by the Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd and supported by InterManager, Marine Safety Forum, ONR, Safety4Sea and Trinity House, is available at www.imarest.org/mecss and from [email protected] and from +44 (0)20 7382 2702/2617.

MECSS Technical Advisory Committee
•    Kevin Daffey, Rolls-Royce plc (Chairman);
•    Dr Campbell Booth, University of Strathclyde;
•    Dr Gopinath Chandroth, Marine Accident Investigation Branch;
•    Nick Cowper, Aircraft Carrier Alliance;
•    Andrew Edmondson, BAE Systems – Submarines;
•    Duncan Gould, Disney Cruise Line;
•    Emma Harrison, GSE Systems Ltd;
•    Jamie McCarthy, Rolls-Royce plc;
•    Kees Posthumus, Defence Materiel Organisation, the Netherlands;
•    Jeremy Richardson, Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited;
•    1/O(SE) Mark Royston-Tonks RFA, Ministry of Defence, UK;
•    Bernard Twomey, Lloyd’s Register;
•    Richard Vie, Carnival Corporation & plc;
•    Phil White, Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd;
•    Shaun White, BP Shipping Limited

 

Maritime Reporter January 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Transas: The Bridge to Tomorrow

Transas was founded in 1990, by a group of former navigators and engineers, who at that time envisioned ways in which computers could revolutionize maritime safety, communications and security.

ZF Celebrating 100th Anniversary

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of ZF Friedrichshafen AG   Zahnradfabrik GmbH was founded in 1915, and through a 100-year history has developed

Signal Ship Repair Achieves OSHA Milestone

Signal International announced that on December 31, 2014, the Signal Ship Repair Operations located in Mobile, Alabama achieved one full year and worked 387,926 manhours,

Technology

Next Generation Bridge Concept

Rolls-Royce, VTT team on new Ship Intelligence Vison   For decades the maritime industry has long-theorized of emulating the “airline model” in uniformity and

Wärtsilä Propulsion Solution for 3 Tugs

Three large new escort tugs contracted by Norwegian operator Østensjø Rederi, will feature Wärtsilä dual-fuel (DF) engines integrated with a customized gas storage

Oman to Implement Maritime Communications Network

Oman to roll out the national maritime communications network along its lengthy coastline soon, says Al-Madakhel Investment that has been tasked with design, construction

News

Shepler’s New Ferry Takes Shape

Sparks are flying on the bulkhead and engine room of the $3.8 million, 85-foot Miss Margy, the newest addition to the Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry fleet, at Moran Iron Works.

LEEVAC Launches First PSV for Tidewater

On Tuesday, January 27, LEEVAC Shipyards Jennings, LLC launched hull 367, a platform supply vessel (PSV) designed by LEEVAC Design Services, LLC (300 DE-52 HAB PSV).

Puget Sound Container Volumes Flat in 2014

Container volumes through Puget Sound’s largest container ports remained flat in 2014, according to numbers released jointly for the first time by the ports of Seattle and Tacoma.

Marine Equipment

New YANMAR EPA Tier III Engine

YANMAR America introduced its new EPA Tier III compliant commercial marine diesel engine. Rated at 755 mHP and 1,900 rpm, the new 20.38-liter 6AYAM-ET uses a full mechanical control system.

Volvo Penta Debuts New Marine Engines

Volvo Penta introduced the first two models of its next-generation sterndrive marine gasoline engines. The new 4.3-liter catalyzed V6 engines, rated at 200 and 240 hp,

BICERA Explosion Relief Valve

Sometimes it seems cliché to repeat that a product or system “protects equipment and saves lives,” but in the case of valve manufacturer Penn-Troy, which recently

Electronics

Next Generation Bridge Concept

Rolls-Royce, VTT team on new Ship Intelligence Vison   For decades the maritime industry has long-theorized of emulating the “airline model” in uniformity and

Transas: The Bridge to Tomorrow

Transas was founded in 1990, by a group of former navigators and engineers, who at that time envisioned ways in which computers could revolutionize maritime safety, communications and security.

Oman to Implement Maritime Communications Network

Oman to roll out the national maritime communications network along its lengthy coastline soon, says Al-Madakhel Investment that has been tasked with design, construction

Maritime Safety

Next Generation Bridge Concept

Rolls-Royce, VTT team on new Ship Intelligence Vison   For decades the maritime industry has long-theorized of emulating the “airline model” in uniformity and

Transas: The Bridge to Tomorrow

Transas was founded in 1990, by a group of former navigators and engineers, who at that time envisioned ways in which computers could revolutionize maritime safety, communications and security.

BICERA Explosion Relief Valve

Sometimes it seems cliché to repeat that a product or system “protects equipment and saves lives,” but in the case of valve manufacturer Penn-Troy, which recently

Software Solutions

Abu Dhabi Ports Invests in Management Software

Abu Dhabi Ports is implementing a brand new terminal operating system (TOS) which will enhance the general cargo operations at the emirate’s ports, significantly

KR Launches Software to Aid ECA Compliance

The Korean Register (KR) has launched an in-house developed software program to assist vessels with fuel oil change over when complying with the new low sulphur regulations.

Navy Communications Satellite Launched

The Navy's third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite was launched today at 8:04 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 41. This communications satellite

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.3435 sec (3 req/sec)