Ships’ Electrical Systems deals with all types of electrical installations on ships, from the basic design of the system to power generation, distribution to consumers, automation, remote control, nautical equipment and communication systems. Relevant work in the engine room and the bridge and the influence of the system are discussed.
The book is intended for use by those with a good knowledge of electrical systems on land or with a limited knowledge of electrical systems on ships. Onshore electrical systems are divided into power generation, power distribution, switching and distribution of low voltage and each system is dealt with by a specialist in that field. The technical officer responsible for the electrics on board will be required to understand the complete system. The book sets out some basic principles of electricity and describes the specific requirements for ships.