Issues with complex system design and integration

Issues with complex system design and integration

Issues with complex system design and integration

A Lloyd’s Register complimentary LOYD’S 23rd October 2012

Presentation 1

The All Electric Ship: A case study of complex ship configuration

Presentation of the MARINELIVE project and its activities within which a Centre of Excellence on All Electric Ship technology has been established at the National Technical University of Athens.

Presentation 2

The increasing reliance upon complex systems in marine operations brings a corresponding need to ensure that these systems are demonstrably dependable in use. Furthermore, in order to be truly effective integrated systems must be developed such that they function as a seamless whole fulfilling operational needs. The risks associated with these complex integrated systems can no longer be properly managed with prescriptive requirements alone.

The presentation promotes good systems engineering practice and will highlight recent electrical failures that could have been mitigated by following practices adopted from other industries.

Presentation 3

Ensuring integrated systems are traceable throughout the systems lifecycle have been

addressed in numerous standards, but the application in the marine sector has been limited, resulting in significant financial loss to the client.

This Presentation will emphasise the importance of shipowners’ configuration management (CM) during a systems lifecycle and identifies benefits of having a CM discipline in place to help manage the risks associated with software maintenance.

This presentation gives examples of problems which are typical in the marine sector now that suppliers are providing systems with the provision for, and the expectation that their products will form part of, complex integrated solutions. It then gives examples of system design and integration approaches taken by other industries where the use of large scale integrated systems is a normal part of design solutions.

The challenge for the marine sector is discussed, specifically using principles for integrated systems that have been defined by the Royal Academy of Engineering as a benchmark.

In respect of the challenges for Lloyd’s Register, particular attention has been given to how change must be embraced if it is to maintain its ability to provide assurance that modern ships meet the Rule requirements and will provide an acceptable level of safety throughout their operational life.

Who should attend?

Ship Managers, DPAs, Superintendents and other shipping personnel involved in ships operations, technical management, safety management systems and people who write specifications for new build projects or modifications to existing vessels. This is also applicable

to Information Technology Managers or Officers of Shipping Companies.

The duration of this presentation will be approximately 3 hours, including sufficient time for the discussions, which this topic is certain to generate.

The presentations will take place at the Lloyd’s Register Piraeus Training Centre (2nd Floor, 87 Akti Miaouli, Piraeus), as follows: Tuesday 23rd October 2012

Session 1: 10:00 to 13:00 hrs

Session 2: 14:00 to 17:00 hrs