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Service Publication

Propulsion plant
Remote Control System

RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B

Documentation Parts 1, 2

E 531 942 / 01 E

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Guide Page I

Table of contents
Table of contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I
Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VI
General information about documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X

1 Structure and function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3


1.1 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1.1.1 Use of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1.1.2 Features of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1.1.3 Integration of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B in the overall system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
1.1.3.1 Exemplary application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
1.1.3.2 Functional levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
1.1.3.3 Bus communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
1.1.3.4 Process interfacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
1.1.3.5 Interfaces to other MTU systems and devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
1.1.3.6 Interfaces to systems produced by other manufacturers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

1.2 Structure of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8


1.2.1 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
1.2.2 Integration of the individual assemblies in the overall system . . . . . . . . . . . 9
1.2.3 Identification of hardware and software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
1.2.4 Control lever panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
1.2.4.1 Connection and structure of the control lever panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
1.2.4.2 LC propulsion stage scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
1.2.4.3 Rectangular luminous pushbuttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
1.2.4.4 LC graphic display and the associated function keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
1.2.4.5 Interfaces and cable connections of the control lever panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
1.2.5 Option: Trolling Control Unit TCU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
1.2.5.1 Terminal box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
1.2.5.2 Trolling PIM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
1.2.6 Option: Additional PAN control panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

1.3 Operating functions of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37


1.3.1 Assuming command after switching on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
1.3.2 Command transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
1.3.2.1 Initiation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

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1.3.2.2 Control station priorities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38


1.3.2.3 Control lever requirement, slave display, transitional phase and timeout . 40
1.3.2.4 Assuming command when the target control station has priority 1 or 2 . . . 42
1.3.2.5 Requesting command when the target control station has priority 3 . . . . . 43
1.3.2.6 Relinquishing command (regardless of control station priority) . . . . . . . . . . 44
1.3.2.7 Special cases for command transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
1.3.2.8 Option: “Parallel command transfer” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
1.3.3 Acquisition and processing of the control lever handle setting . . . . . . . . . . 46
1.3.3.1 Propulsion stage acquisition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
1.3.3.2 Propulsion curves and engagement/disengagement ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
1.3.3.3 Engine speed control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
1.3.3.4 Gear control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
1.3.4 Single control lever mode (SCL mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
1.3.5 Warm-up function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
1.3.6 Option: Trolling mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
1.3.7 Option: Additional operating modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
1.3.8 Changing between Remote control and Local mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
1.3.9 Responses of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B to emergency engine stop . . . . . . . . . . 58
1.3.10 Testing and monitoring features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
1.3.10.1 Lamp test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
1.3.10.2 Integral Test System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
1.3.10.3 Fault categories and fault codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
1.3.11 Signalling and alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
1.3.11.1 Types, sources and media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
1.3.11.2 Neutral signalling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
1.3.11.3 Operator prompts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
1.3.11.4 Automatic alarm sequences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
1.3.11.5 Alarm acknowledgement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

1.4 Customization and dialog features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66


1.4.1 Customization of system components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
1.4.2 Software and data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
1.4.3 Dialog function and dialog parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

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1.5 Redundancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
1.5.1 Shaft-related field bus (propulsion arrangement field bus) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
1.5.2 Control lever panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
1.5.3 Control lever panel on the main control station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
1.5.4 Data management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

1.6 Technical data of the control lever panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

2 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

2.1 Safety requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

2.2 About the operating tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79


2.2.1 Structure and reading order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
2.2.2 Phraseology, terms and key designations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

2.3 Overview of operating procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

2.4 Switching the Remote Control System on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

2.5 Assuming initial command at a control lever panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

2.6 Command transfer without the “parallel command transfer” option . . . . . . 85


2.6.1 Initiation by the inactive control station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
2.6.1.1 Assuming command on a priority 1 or 2 target control station . . . . . . . . . . . 85
2.6.1.2 Requesting command on a priority 3 target control station . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
2.6.2 Initiation by the active control station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

2.7 Command transfer with the “Parallel command transfer” option . . . . . . . . . 100
2.7.1 Initiation by the inactive control station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
2.7.1.1 Assuming command on a priority 1 or 2 target control station . . . . . . . . . . . 100

2.8 Engaging/disengaging and changing speed


(without special operating modes, e.g. Trolling mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
2.8.1 Engaging ahead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
2.8.2 Increasing forward thrust with the gear engaged ahead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
2.8.3 Decreasing forward thrust with the gear engaged ahead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
2.8.4 Disengaging with the gear engaged ahead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
2.8.5 Engaging astern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

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2.8.6 Increasing reverse thrust with the gear engaged astern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
2.8.7 Decreasing reverse thrust with the gear engaged astern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
2.8.8 Disengaging with the gear engaged astern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

2.9 Single control lever mode (SCL mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113


2.9.1 Selecting single control lever mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
2.9.2 Deselecting single control lever mode for an SCL passive
propulsion shaft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
2.9.3 Deselecting single control lever mode for all propulsion shafts . . . . . . . . . . 117

2.10 Using the warm-up function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

2.11 Optional operating modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121


2.11.1 Selecting an operating mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
2.11.2 Deselecting an operating mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
2.11.3 Example: Selecting Trolling mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
2.11.4 Example: Deselecting trolling mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

2.12 Changing between Remote control and Local mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126


2.12.1 Selecting Local mode during multi control lever mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
2.12.2 Selecting Local mode on an SCL passive shaft in SCL mode . . . . . . . . . . . 127
2.12.3 Selecting Local mode on an SCL active shaft in SCL mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
2.12.4 Deselecting Local mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

2.13 Performing a lamp test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

2.14 Switching text language on the LC graphic display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

2.15 Adjusting brightness and contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

2.16 Responding to faults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136


2.16.1 First step: Defining the fault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
2.16.2 General: Checking alarm entries on the LC graphic display . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
2.16.3 Responses to combined alarms during multi control lever mode . . . . . . . . 136
2.16.3.1 Category 1 combined alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
2.16.3.2 Category 2 combined alarm caused by failure of the control lever
panel on a non-commanding slave control station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
2.16.3.3 Category 2 combined alarm caused by failure of the control lever
panel on the commanding slave control station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

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Table of contents (cont.)

2.16.3.4 Category 3 combined alarm caused by failure of the control lever


panel on the main control station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
2.16.3.5 Category 3 combined alarm caused by failure of another element
vital to remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
2.16.4 Special partial failure of control lever panels of one propulsion shaft . . . . . 144
2.16.4.1 Failure of electronic circuit A in the control lever panel of the
main control station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
2.16.4.2 Failure of electronic circuit A in the commanding control lever panel . . . . . 145
2.16.4.3 Failure of electronic circuit B in the commanding control lever panel . . . . . 146

2.17 Switching the Remote Control System off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

Appendix

A Control station priority settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

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Abbreviations

Note: The following list of abbreviations does not list common abbreviations in the
English language, or abbreviations only occuring
- On the LCD pages of the control lever panel
or
- Identification codes for electronic components

° Degrees of angle
°C Degrees Celsius
% Percent

a Acceleration
A Ampere

BDM Backup Data Module

CAN Controller Area Network (bus standard)


CE Conformité Européenne (European community mark of approval)
CEN Comité Européen de coordination des Normes (European standards
commission)
COB Connection Board

DD Day
DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung, German National Standards Institute;
Deutsche Industrie-Norm, German standard

ECI Engine Control Interface


ECS Engine Control System (engine management system)
ECU Engine Control Unit
EEPROM Electrically Erasable and Programmable Read-Only Memory
EMC Electromagnetic Compatibility
EN European Norm (CEN standard)

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Abbreviations (cont.)

f Frequency
FAL Field Automation Level
FEPROM Flash EPROM
FPP Fixed Pitch Propeller

g Gravity acceleration constant (9.81 m/s2)


GCU Gear Control Unit

Hz Hertz
IEC International Electrotechnical Commission

ID Identification
IP International Protection, index of protection in accordance with
DIN 40050, part 9
ITS Integral Test System

kg Kilogram
kΩ Kiloohm

L Length
LC Liquid Crystal
LCD Liquid Crystal Display
LED Light Emitting Diode
LOP Local Operating Panel

m Meter
mA Milliampere
MAU Medium Attachment Unit
MCS Monitoring and Control System
MCU Management Computer Unit
MDEC MTU Diesel Engine Control
MEM Memory Module
min Minute

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Abbreviations (cont.)

mm Millimeter
MM Month
MPU Microprocessing Unit (PC board)
ms Millisecond

NL Nennlage, installation position (according to DIN 16257)

ODR Operating Data Recorder

PAN Panel
PIM Peripheral Interface Module
PPS Programmable Process Station

RAL Reichsausschuß für Lieferbedingungen, Imperial commission of terms


of delivery
RAM Random Access Memory
RCI Remote Control Interface (printed circuit board in the control lever)
RCS Remote Control System
RCS-5 FPP Remote Control System, fifth generation for Fixed Pitch Propeller
ROM Read-Only Memory
ROS Remote Operating Station
rpm Revolutions per minute
RS422 Recommended Standard 422 (serial interface standard)

s Second
SAB Sensor/Actuator Board (printed circuit board for the sensor/actuator bus)
SCL Single Control Lever (mode)
SME Support and Maintenance Equipment

TCU Trolling Control Unit

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Abbreviations (cont.)

UV Ultraviolet

VDC Voltage of Direct Current


Vpp Volt from peak to peak (double amplitude of a superimposed voltage)

W Width

xvv Deflection from vertex to vertex

YY Year (two digits)


YYYY Year (four digits)

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General information about documentation

Documentation structure

Documentation Title/contents Target group


Part with the lowest level of qualification
1 Structure and function Operating personnel

2 Operation Operating personnel

3 Maintenance and repair Operating personnel charged with


(Operating personnel) maintenance
4 Maintenance and repair Specialist personnel charged with
(Specialist personnel) maintenance
5 Illustrated parts catalog Operating personnel charged with
maintenance
6 Plant-specific Specialist personnel charged with
configuration maintenance
7 Installation and Start-up personnel
initial start-up

Note: Not all documentation parts are written for every product!

Required knowledge
To understand each part of the documentation, we recommend reading the preceding
parts, if applicable.

Reference numbers and reference lines


Details in figures are provided with reference numbers and reference lines if necessary.
If reference is made in the text to a detail provided with a reference number, the figure
number and, separated by an oblique, the reference number of the detail are written in
brackets. Example: (5/2) means fig. 5, reference number 2.
A point at the end of the reference line means that the detail is visible in the
figure.
An arrow at the end of the reference line indicates that the detail cannot be
seen in the figure.

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Symbols
The symbols used in safety notes are defined in the chapter “Safety requirements”.
>> This symbol in a table indicates that the table is to be continued on the next
page or is continued from the previous page, respectively.

This symbol indicates cross-references to other manuals.

Rectification of a fault marked with this symbol either requires the


customer’s service personnel or service personnel provided by MTU.
The affected assembly can be sent to MTU for repairs.
Such a fault cannot be repaired by plant personnel.

Some of the chapters in this manual contain structured task descriptions. The symbols
used here are explained at the relevant points by associated sub-titles.

ID numbers
Some of the chapters in this manual contain structured task and activity descriptions.
Each task and each activity is assigned an unambiguous identification number (ID no.).
This number is structured as follows X-X-XXX-xxxx whereby:

1st figure: Either “T” for “Task” or “A” for “Activity”


2nd figure: System affected (examples: “M” for MCS, “R” for RCS)
3rd -- 5th figure: Unit or assembly (generally corresponding to MTU type designations,
whereby version numbers are omitted)
6th -- 9th figure: Serial number (when 1st -- 5th figures are identical)

Asterisks (“wildcards”) may be used for the 1st to 5th figures when a task/activity is gene-
rally applicable to all systems/units or if the type designation is shorter than 3 figures.

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1 Structure and function

1.1 Overview

1.1.1 Use of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B

Remote Control System RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B is used for the completely automatic control
of a propulsion arrangement comprising diesel engine, gear and fixed pitch propeller. MTU
assembly GCU (Gear Control Unit) is required for operation of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B.

1.1.2 Features of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B

Main features in the standard scope of supply (one control lever panel per shaft)
¯ Control station selection
¯ Engine speed control
¯ Gear control
¯ Single control lever mode (SCL mode)
¯ Warm-up function
¯ Self-monitoring and automatic utilization of redundant elements
¯ Alarm signalling in case of fault states
¯ Plain text instructions in case of operator error

Additional features (options)


¯ Control lever panels on stationary slave control stations; command transfer
¯ Additional control panels on each stationary control station
¯ External alarm unit (horn, beacon etc.) on each stationary control station
¯ Mobile auxiliary control station (manual controller)
¯ Special operating modes (e.g. Trolling mode)

Advantages
¯ Structure and function
-- Standardized system
-- Compact, modular design
-- One independent electronic system for each propulsion arrangement
-- Microprocessor-controlled
-- Digital communication on standard field buses
-- Priority of each control station over any other control station can be
configured
-- Illuminated elements can be dimmed
-- Control electronics fulfill EMC requirements
-- System fulfills CE standards

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¯ Safety
-- Independent Integral Test System with alarm signalling and fault display
-- Redundant power supply
-- Vital electronics in redundant design (propulsion stage acquisition and pro-
cessing, pushbutton acquisition and illumination, buzzer activation and
acknowledgement)
-- Redundant main field bus
-- Automatic switching between redundant elements without change of state
-- Failure of individual elements does not lead to complete system failure
¯ Operation
-- Easy to operate
-- Constant digital communication with
* Propulsion management system (e.g. MTU ECS-5),
* Monitoring and Control System (e.g. MTU MCS-5),
* RCS-5 of the partner shaft(s)
-- Digital synchronization of engine speed between shafts (in SCL mode)
-- Adaptation of software parameters to meet ship and manoeuvre require-
ments possible on location and during operation
-- Use of engine braking on changing direction rapidly (crash stop)
¯ Installation
-- Can be used in conjunction with all MTU engine series and engines pro-
duced by other manufacturers
-- Most functions configurable
-- Automatic parameter transfer by redundant data management
-- Later modification or upgrading with options: Software downloading without
hardware modification
-- Straightforward integration in propulsion plants, governors and/or Monitoring
and Control Systems produced by other manufacturers
-- Automatic downloading and adaptation of main software and data in most
cases when assemblies are replaced

Restrictions

The optional manual controller can be connected at max. three locations on the ship.
These connection points represent one control station for the RCS software.

RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B can only be used within propulsion plants involving a maximum of
seven control stations (both stationary and mobile control stations if applicable) and a
maximum of four propulsion arrangements.

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1.1.3 Integration of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B in the overall system

1.1.3.1 Exemplary application

Fig. 1 shows an example of a twin-shaft propulsion plant with one series 2000 or 4000
engine respectively (direct engine control unit bus connection) and two control stations.

Option RCS-5 FPP RCS-5 FPP Option


01-03/B 01-03/B

Slave control
station:
Operating level

Main control
Control station:
Operating and
panel processing
level
Control
lever panel

Gear Control Engine room:


Unit, Field automation level
Engine Control
Unit

PCS field bus


Engine RCS coordination
with field bus
gearbox
Sensor/actuator bus
Port Starboard Parallel transmission

Fig. 1: RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B integrated in an overall system (example)

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1.1.3.2 Functional levels

Several functional levels are differentiated in the plant with regard to RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B.
They are associated with certain hardware components (see example in fig. 1):

Level name Level function Hardware


Operating level User interface Every control lever panel
Processing level Central coordination Control lever panel of the main control
station
Field automation level Process interfacing Engine Control Unit, Gear Control Unit,
Peripheral Interface Modules (PIMs)

Tab. 1 : Functional and hardware levels of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B

Communication between the three levels is realized separately for each propulsion arran-
gement on a redundant field bus (propulsion arrangement bus). The devices on the field
automation level of a propulsion arrangement are interconnected on the same field bus.

The propulsion components (engine, gear) are connected to the field automation level by
parallel cabling.

The various propulsion arrangements communicate via a field bus (RCS coordination field
bus) which connects the devices on the processing level.

Additional optional devices on the operating level of a propulsion arrangement are connec-
ted on a field bus (sensor/actuator bus).

This manual only describes the devices on the processing and operating levels
of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B. Field automation level devices are described in sepa-
rate manuals (these may be specific manuals for a particular order or applica-
tion).

1.1.3.3 Bus communication

Field bus for propulsion arrangement

The propulsion arrangement field bus is a redundant field bus (CAN protocol) on which the
local monitoring and control units of the ECS-5 (Engine Control Unit, Gear Control Unit
etc.) of a propulsion arrangement communicate with each other (shaft-related field bus).

On RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B, the control lever panels of the propulsion arrangement are
directly connected to this field bus. A maximum of eight control lever panels can be con-
nected. The optional manual controller is considered as one control lever panel in this
case.

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RCS coordination field bus

The RCS coordination field bus (CAN protocol) connects the Remote Control Systems of
the various propulsion arrangements on multiple-shaft plants. The RCS coordination field
bus is connected to control lever panel ROS 2 on the main control station of each propul-
sion arrangement. Up to four RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B systems can communicate on the RCS
coordination field bus.

The RCS coordination field bus exclusively transmits data relevant to the RCS.

Sensor/actuator bus (S/A bus)

An optional sensor/actuator bus (CAN protocol and low data transmission rate) can be
installed on each ROS 2 control lever panel. Up to six PAN control panels serving as
external control units can be connected to the sensor/actuator bus.

1.1.3.4 Process interfacing

The field automation level PIMs acquire measuring point data relevant to the RCS and
activate final control elements. The PIMs operate independently as they may also incorpo-
rate additional monitoring and control functions for the plant (e.g. gear control).

1.1.3.5 Interfaces to other MTU systems and devices

RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B communicates with MTU Monitoring and Control System MCS-5 or
less recent MTU engine management systems via the propulsion arrangement field bus
and possibly via a Programmable Process Station (PPS) or additional PIMs.

RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B also communicates with the MTU dialog unit, MTU Backup Data
Module (BDM) and MTU Operating Data Recorder (ODR) via the propulsion arrangement
field bus.

1.1.3.6 Interfaces to systems produced by other manufacturers

RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B can be connected to a wide range of systems produced by other
manufacturers (engine control units, monitoring and control systems, autopilots) using
PIMs or process stations (CPS) for specific applications.

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1.2 Structure of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B

1.2.1 Overview

The standard scope of supply of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B basically comprises for each propul-
sion arrangement1):
¯ Control lever panel for control station 1 (main control station)
-- Control lever housing, type ROS 2 (design unaffected by location)
-- Connection box for ROS 2 (design dependent on location)

RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B may be extended with the following options for each propulsion
arrangement:
¯ Stationary slave control stations:
Control lever panel (type ROS 2; identical in structure to main control station)
¯ For additional alarm signalling:
External horn, beacon etc. on every stationary control station
¯ For convenience:
Additional control units on every stationary control station
(PAN control panels; example: Command pushbuttons on every control station
to allow command to be transferred to any other control station)
¯ For the trolling mode option:
Trolling Control Unit TCU

The various TCU Trolling Control Units and PAN control panels available for
RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B are described in more detail in separate manuals.

Control of a pair of shafts in a propulsion plant using manual controller ROS 3 is a further
option for RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B.

The optional manual controller and its operation are described in MTU manual
“Manual Controller ROS 3 for RCS-5 FPP/B, Parts 1, 2, 3, 5”

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1) Small loose parts such as seals, bolts or cable entries are not listed here.

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1.2.2 Integration of the individual assemblies in the overall system

Monitoring
(e.g. MCS-5)
Control lever panel
Process bus
partner shaft (MCS)
Process 24 V ship’s
station voltage for RCS
RCS coordination
field bus (Redundant)

External External
control unit control unit

External Control lever panel Control lever panel External


horn etc. (main control station) (slave control station) horn etc.

PCS field bus


(redundant)
RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B
standard scope of supply

LOP ECU/EMU GCU/GMU RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B


options

... Field buses


Engine Gear Sensor/actuator bus
Parallel transmission

Fig. 2: Block circuit diagram: Integration of the RCS assemblies of one shaft in the overall system
(excluding ROS 3)

1.2.3 Identification of hardware and software

Identical assemblies are identified by a part number irrespective of any specific order.

Any additional hardware and/or software features of assemblies supplied specifically for a
particular order are provided with an unambiguous number.

Each individual device in a certain plant is clearly identified by a so-called device identifier
(in accordance with DIN 40719, part 2 and IEC 1082-1):
=<System> +<Location> --<Device designation>
The device identifiers are specific to the corresponding MTU order.

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1.2.4 Control lever panel

1.2.4.1 Connection and structure of the control lever panel

3 2

Fig. 3: Control lever panel of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B and connection boxes

The housing of control lever panel ROS 2 (3/1) is equipped with displays, controls and the
remote control electronics. A connection box is also required for installation of ROS 2.

The connection box is available in two versions which vary in the degree of protection they
offer: One version (3/2) fulfills the requirements for installation in exposed control stations,
the other version (3/3) is intended for use in enclosed areas only.

The housing of the control lever panel fulfills protection requirements for exposed control
stations, i.e. the same version can be used in both locations.

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Control lever housing ROS 2

Fig. 4: Control lever panel ROS 2 of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B: Displays and controls

The control lever panel incorporates the following displays and controls:
¯ Control lever handle (4/1)
¯ LC propulsion stage scale (4/2)
¯ LC graphic display (4/3)
¯ Four round keys (4/4), so-called function keys
¯ Three rectangular luminous pushbuttons (4/5)
Other elements in the housing of the control lever panel relevant to part 1 of this manual
are:
¯ Double potentiometer
¯ Printed circuit board RCI 3 with buzzer
The control lever handle (4/1) is used to set the desired propulsion stage. The handle
rests in the position to which it is set. It also locks gently into place in three positions:
¯ “Engage ahead” lock
¯ “Disengage” lock (zero lock)
¯ “Engage astern” lock

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The term “neutral setting” is used to describe the zero lock position.

The double LC propulsion stage scale (4/2) shows the current thrust setting of RCS-5
FPP 01-03/B and the propulsion stage set at the control lever handle concerned
(refer to chap. 1.2.4.2 for details).

The three rectangular luminous pushbuttons (4/5) are used to execute the main functions
of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B and also serve as signal lamps. Pushbutton assignment is fixed
and binding (not order-specific). Refer to chap. 1.2.4.3 for details.

The four round function keys (4/4) are associated with the LC graphic display and do not
serve as signal lamps. These keys control the display on the LCD. Some RCS functions
can also be initiated with these keys. Key assignment varies depending on the page dis-
played on the LCD. Refer to chap. 1.2.4.4 for details.

The LC graphic display (4/3) shows engine speed, control stations, operating modes and
fault messages. It also displays the context-sensitive assignment of the function keys
(4/4). Refer to chap. 1.2.4.4 for details.

Two potentiometers are located inside the housing. They acquire inclination of the control
lever handle independently of each other (redundant).

Printed circuit board RCI 3 is located in the housing. This PCB is the heart of
RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B. It represents the central computer and processes pushbutton actua-
tion/illumination and audible alarm signals locally.

A socket is provided at the rear of the housing which is protected by a flap. It is used to
connect the MTU dialog unit or MTU Backup Data Module.

Connection box for exposed control stations

Printed circuit board COB 10 inside the connection box is used to connect the control lever
panel (power supply, buses and any external alarm units).

Four cable entries for ship’s cables are screwed into the back of the housing. A grounding
stud is also provided.

A pressure compensating element is attached to the bottom of the connection box. It is


used for pressure compensation between the inside of the housing and atmosphere
without allowing the ingress of moisture or dust.

The open side of the connection box is delivered with a cardboard cover showing the con-
nection diagram.

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Connection box for enclosed areas

Printed circuit board COB 10 inside the connection box is used to connect the control lever
panel (power supply, buses and any external alarm units).

A grounding stud is provided on a side panel of the connection box.

The top side of the connection box is delivered with a cardboard cover showing the con-
nection diagram.

Dimming and contrast

Lighting and background illumination of all illuminated elements (keys, LC graphic display,
LC propulsion stage scale) of ROS 2 can be dimmed. Brightness is regulated either locally
with the appropriately assigned function key or by a dimmer setting on one of the connec-
ted buses.

Not only dimming, but also the contrast can be adjusted on the LCDs (graphic display, pro-
pulsion stage scale). Contrast is regulated locally by pressing the appropriately assigned
function key.

Dimming and contrast settings are stored when the operating voltage of the control lever
panel is switched off.

Options

The following optional accessories can be connected to each control lever panel:
¯ External PAN control unit(s) with up to 30 pushbuttons
-- Via sensor/actuator bus
-- Pushbutton functions are configured on an order-specific basis by MTU
¯ External alarm unit
-- Horn, beacon etc.
-- Via a relay contact

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1.2.4.2 LC propulsion stage scale

Thrust setting “Ahead”


5

1
Clutch setting “Engage ahead”

0 “Neutral” setting

Clutch setting “Engage astern”


1

3 Thrust setting “Astern”

Fig. 5: Control lever panel of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B: All segments on the LC propulsion stage scale
Note: Fig. 5 shows all the LC segments on the propulsion stage scale for purposes of explanation.
This display only appears during the lamp test in normal operation.

Two narrow parallel LCD windows with individually-controlled LC segments (see fig. 5)
serve as a propulsion stage scale. The two windows are controlled synchronously and are
thus redundant.

LC segments which are not flashing represent the so-called master display on a control
lever panel. This simultaneously represents a pseudo analog propulsion stage setting dis-
play and a binary clutch setting display:
¯ The number of visible rectangular LC segments in the “Ahead” or “Astern” field
indicates the current thrust setting output by RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B on the bus.
The thrust setting is displayed as a propulsion stage ranging from “5 astern” to
“10 ahead” in increments of 0.5.

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¯ The RCS outputs neutral settings (“Idling speed” and “Disengage”) when the
circle at “0” is displayed instead of the rectangular elements.
¯ The triangular elements indicate the GCU setting for the gear (“Engage ahead”
or “Engage astern”).

A flashing LC segment (so-called slave display) also indicates the propulsion stage corres-
ponding to the handle setting on any control lever pane currently not in command 2). Fig. 6
shows an example.

The numbers on the LC propulsion stage scale are always displayed providing that the
operating voltage is applied.

Commanding Subordinate
control lever panel: control lever panel:

9 9

7 7

5 Master display 5 Master display


3 3

1 1

0 0 Slave display
(flashing)
1 1

3 3

5 5

Fig. 6: RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B control lever panels: Master and slave display
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2) Special case: When the handle is in the neutral position both on the commanding and subordinate con-
trol lever panels, the master and slave displays are combined and flash on the latter.

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1.2.4.3 Rectangular luminous pushbuttons

Overview

Fig. 7: Rectangular luminous pushbuttons on the control lever panel of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B

Symbol Colour Designation Display function Operating function


Red Alarm pushbutton RCS combined alarm Acknowledges RCS com-
bined alarm

Green SCL pushbutton Single control lever mode Selects/deselects single


active control lever mode

Green Command push- Control lever panel in com- Selects control console
button mand

Tab. 2 : Rectangular, permanently-assigned luminous pushbuttons on the control lever panel

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Pushbutton illumination states

Each of the luminous pushbuttons is backlit and equipped with a spot LED both of which
are activated simultaneously.

The spot LED is dark when inactive. The pushbutton itself glows (basic brightness) when
inactive and is brightly lit (signal brightness) when active.

The brightness of the spot LED and both brightness levels for the pushbutton itself can be
regulated (dimmed) -- always simultaneously -- as desired:
¯ Basic brightness between 1 % and 10 % of maximum brightness
¯ Signal brightness between 10 % and 100 % of maximum brightness

The following terms are sometimes used in this manual to describe pushbutton illumina-
tion (e.g. to save space in the operating tables):

Term Meaning for spot LED Meaning for background illumination


Pushbutton lit Brightly lit (signal brightness) Brightly lit (signal brightness)
Pushbutton dark Unlit Glowing (basic brightness)
Pushbutton Periodic change between unlit state and Periodic change between basic bright-
flashes signal brightness ness and signal brightness
Pushbutton goes Transition from signal brightness to unlit Transition from signal brightness to basic
out state brightness

Tab. 3 : Terms used to describe pushbutton illumination states on the control lever panel

The flashing frequency depends on the respective situation; either approx. 0.5 Hz (slow
flashing) or approx. 2 Hz (rapid flashing).

Meaning of signal brightness for the individual pushbuttons

The alarm pushbutton lights up on all control lever panels of the propulsion arrangement
concerned when at least one fault message has been received and acknowledged in the
RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B concerned.

The SCL pushbutton lights up in SCL mode on all control lever panels of all propulsion
shafts participating in SCL mode.

The command pushbutton only lights up on the control lever panel which is in command of
the propulsion shaft concerned or all propulsion shafts in SCL mode.

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1.2.4.4 LC graphic display and the associated function keys

Fig. 8: LC graphic display and associated function keys on the control lever panel

Page designations and hierarchy

Various hierarchically-structured pages can be displayed on the LC graphic display (see


fig. 8). Fig. 9 shows the three levels in the hierarchy with sample pages and the relevant
function key to select lower level pages from the higher level page.

On the highest level of the hierarchy is the


¯ Overview page
The following pages are on a lower hierarchical level and are only accessible from the
Overview page:
¯ Alarm page
¯ Modes page
¯ Configuration page
¯ Consoles page
Some of the pages on the second level have further sub-pages:
¯ The following sub-page can be opened from the Alarm page:
-- Notes sub-page
¯ The following sub-pages can be opened from the Configuration page:
-- System info sub-page
-- Symbol info sub-page
-- Meas. values sub-page

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The following LCD pages are only displayed after switching-on, after replacing or on com-
missioning the control lever panel:
¯ System software download page
¯ Configuration data download page
¯ Bus configuration page

The Overview page appears on all control lever panels after switching-on and success-
ful software checking (including software download as necessary) of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B

Scrolling through the LCD pages only affects the LC graphic display of the control lever
panel in question. The display returns automatically to the Overview page from some
pages if none of the function keys are pressed or released for approx. 10 seconds.

Overview page

Second level
LCD pages

ddd
sdfr
Alarm Modes page Configuration Consoles page
page page

Third level LCD


pages

Notes System Symbol Meas.


sub-page info info values
sub-page sub-page sub-page

Fig. 9: LC graphic display: Sample page hierarchy

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Page structure and contents

1 2

Fig. 10 : LC graphic display: Overview page as an example of page structure

An assignment bar (10/3) is displayed at the bottom of every page. It indicates the current
assignment of the function keys (4/4). The display above the assignment bar has a maxi-
mum of six lines for informative text (10/2). Some pages display graphic symbols (10/1) to
the left of the text, see tab. 4.

An LCD page may contain more than the six lines which can be displayed. In this case the
part on the display can be scrolled up and down by pressing the function keys. On closing
one of these LCD pages and calling it up again later, the visible part is the same as it was
before closing.

Some pages have a cursor bar (selection bar; see e.g. fig. 12) which can be moved verti-
cally by pressing the appropriate function keys. The line marked by the cursor bar is dis-
played inversely.

Moving the cursor bar only has an effect on the display of the control lever panel concer-
ned. The position of the cursor bar is saved on closing the page for the next time it is ope-
ned where this is helpful.

The text lines in the field (10/2) operate as buttons (softkeys) in some cases: When the
cursor bar is on the line and other requirements have been fulfilled, the corresponding
RCS function can be initiated by pressing function key Enter (see tab. 5 ff.).

The graphic symbols (10/1) and the entire assignment bar (10/3) are standard. The texts
(10/2) above the assignment bar can be configured to meet specific order requirements
and can be switched between two languages if desired (see under Configuration
page). The language setting applies to the display on the control lever panel concerned
only and is saved even when the control lever panel operating voltage is switched off.

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Meaning of the graphic symbols above the assignment bar

Symbol Meaning Comment

Overview page
RCS setting for engine speed

RCS setting for gear state a)


(Trolling mode option not realized or inactive)

RCS setting for gear state


(Trolling mode option active)
Commanding control station

Modes page
This operating mode is active

Consoles page
Steady: This control station is in command or SCL mode is active.
Flashing: This control station is the target control station of a command trans-
fer sequence which has been initiated.

Tab. 4 : LC graphic display: Meaning of the symbols above the assignment bar (selection)

Comments on the entries in table 4

a) The graphic symbol does not alter when the gear setting is changed, the adja-
cent text provides information about the state of the gear.

Note: The symbols used for the respective plant are explained on the Symbol info
sub-page of the LC graphic display.

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Sample pages and context-sensitive function key assignment

The Overview page displays the current


nominal engine speed and gear settings
and indicates the commanding control
station.

Fig. 11 : LC graphic display: Example of an


Overview page

Symbol Corresponding function key Com-


on ment
assign- Designation Operating function (see
ment bar page 34)

Alarm page Opens page to display alarms

Modes page Opens page to display and select operating modes

Configuration Opens page for settings and tests


page

Consoles page Opens page for display and selection of control stations

Tab. 5 : Control lever panel: Function key assignment when the Overview page is displayed

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The Alarm page displays all currently


stored alarms. The background of the fault
code flashes to indicate unacknowledged
alarm entries.

Refer to chap. 1.3.11.4 and 1.3.11.5 and


the manual “Propulsion Plant Remote
Control System RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B,
Part 3” for further details.

Fig. 12 : LC graphic display: Example of an


Alarm page

Symbol Corresponding function key Com-


on ment
assign- Designation Operating function (see
ment bar page 34)

Overview page Opens overview page

Down Moves the cursor bar to the next alarm entry in the alarm b)
list d)
g)

Up Moves the cursor bar to the previous alarm entry in the c)


alarm list e)
g)

Enter Displays detailed information about the selected (inverse) h)


alarm entry (opens Notes sub-page ).
Acknowledges an alarm entry when the fault code is
flashing in addition.
Tab. 6 : Control lever panel: Function key assignment when the Alarm page is displayed

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The Modes page displays the special


optional operating modes and allows their
selection.

ddd
sdf r

Fig. 13 : LC graphic display: Example of a


Modes page

Symbol Corresponding function key Com-


on ment
assign- Designation Operating function (see
ment bar page 34)

Overview page Opens overview page

Down Moves the cursor bar to the next entry in the list of opera- b)
ting modes d)
g)

Up Moves the cursor bar to the previous entry in the list of c)


operating modes e)
g)

Enter Activates the selected (inverse) operating mode if not


already active, deactivates if already active

Tab. 7 : Control lever panel: Function key assignment when the Modes page is displayed

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The Configuration page offers the


following possibilities:
¯ Optimization of the user interface
(dimming, contrast and language) for
the control lever panel concerned
¯ Lamp test of the control lever panel
concerned
¯ Display of helpful information by
opening additional sub-pages

Function key assignment is partially con-


text-sensitive when the Configuration
page is displayed.

The cursor bar is positioned on DIMMING


and the “Dimming” function is active each
time the Configuration page is ope-
ned (see fig. 14, second display).

Fig. 14 : LC graphic display: Examples of a


di
Configuration page

Symbol Corresponding function key Com-


on ment
assign- Designation Operating function (see
ment bar page 34)

Regardless of context
Overview page Opens overview page

Neither “Dimming” nor “Contrast” functions activated


Down Moves the cursor bar to the next entry in the displayed list b)
d)
g)

Up Moves the cursor bar to the previous entry in the dis- c)


played list e)
g)

>>

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Symbol Corresponding function key Com-


on ment
assign- Designation Operating function (see
ment bar page 34)

>>
Cursor bar on DIMMING and “Dimming” function not activated
Enter Activates “Brightness adjustment” function

Cursor bar on DIMMING and “Dimming” function activated


Lower Control lever panel illumination darker f)

Higher Control lever panel illumination brighter f)

Enter Deactivates “Brightness adjustment” function

Cursor bar on CONTRAST and “Contrast” function not activated


Enter Activates “Contrast adjustment” function

Cursor bar on CONTRAST and “Contrast” function activated


Lower Reduces contrast on the LCDs of the control lever panel f)

Higher Increases contrast on the LCDs of the control lever panel f)

Enter Deactivates “Contrast adjustment” function

Cursor bar on LANGUAGE


Enter Displays all LC graphic display texts in another language

Cursor bar on LAMP TEST


Enter Activates background illumination and spot LEDs of the i)
three luminous pushbuttons (signal brightness)

Cursor bar on SYSTEM INFO or SYMBOL INFO or MEAS. VALUES


Enter Opens the appropriate sub-page

Tab. 8 : Control lever panel: Context-sensitive function key assignment when the Configuration
page is displayed

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The Consoles page displays the plant


control stations and offers the possibility of
selecting them (command transfer).

Furthermore, SCL mode can be selected


and deselected on this page, not, howe-
ver, Local mode.

A tick on the left indicates


¯ Preceding LOCAL: Propulsion arran-
gement controlled in Local mode.
¯ Preceding SCL MODE: Single control
lever mode is active.
¯ Preceding a control station designa-
tion:
Fig. 15 : LC graphic display: Example of a -- Steady: The corresponding control
Consoles page station is in command.
-- Flashing: The corresponding con-
trol station has been selected as
the target control station for com-
mand transfer.

Symbol Corresponding function key Com-


on ment
assign- Designation Operating function (see
ment bar page 34)

Overview page Opens overview page

Down Moves the cursor bar to the next entry in the list of control b)
stations d)
g)

Up Moves the cursor bar to the previous entry in the list of c)


control stations e)
g)

Enter Initiates command transfer to the selected (inverse) target


control station

Tab. 9 : Control lever panel: Function key assignment when the Consoles page is displayed

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The order of the control stations on the Consoles page (read from top to bottom) corres-
ponds to the control lever numbers which occur in some entries on the Alarm page (see
fault code table in the manual “Propulsion Plant Remote Control System RCS-5 FPP
01-03/B, Part 3”. In the example shown in fig. 15:
FH1 = Main control station = Bridge
FH2 = Slave control station 1 = Flying bridge
FH3 = Slave control station 2 = Control room

Note: When the manual controller (option) is used, the max. three medium attach-
ment units are displayed as one control station.

The Notes sub-page displays detailed


information about an alarm entry selected
on the Alarm page.

Fig. 16 : LC graphic display: Examples of


Notes sub-page

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The System info sub-page is in two


parts and displays information required for
¯ Initial start-up
¯ Maintenance work
¯ Contacting the MTU service depart-
ment in case of malfunction

Fig. 17 : LC graphic display: Examples of


parts of the System info
sub-page

Line Information shown in Meaning


(from top) example (fig. 17)
First 771909 MTU order number
98-03-17 Current system date
Second 0 0 0 120 Internal reference number
Third RCS5 System designation (in this case: Remote Control System, 5th
generation)
ROS Device type designation (in this case: Remote Operator Station)
FPP System variant (in this case: Fixed Pitch Propeller)
Fourth VAR_1 System software variant
ED_1_02 System software edition
Fifth 98-03-16 System software release date (YY -- MM -- DD)
Sixth 16121997 Dialog data saving date (DDMMYYYY)

Tab. 10 : LC graphic display: Meaning of the entries on the System info sub-page (first part)

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Line Information shown in Meaning


(from top) example (fig. 17)
First CAN1,2 20 125kB Control lever panel has “node number” 20 on the
propulsion arrangement field bus (redundant CAN buses 1
and 2), and data is transferred at 125 kbaud
Second CAN3 2 Control lever panel has “node number” 2 on CAN bus 3
(coordination field bus)
Tab. 11 : LC graphic display: Meaning of the entries on the System info sub-page (second part)

Symbol Corresponding function key Com-


on ment
assign- Designation Operating function (see
ment bar page 34)

Overview page Opens overview page

Down Opens the next part of the System info sub-page b)


d)
g)
Enter Returns to Configuration page

Tab. 12 : Control lever panel: Function key assignment when the System info sub-page is displayed

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The Symbol info sub-page briefly


describes the meaning of the various sym-
bols used on the LCD pages of the plant
concerned.

Fig. 18 : LC graphic display: Example of a


Symbol info sub-page

Symbol Corresponding function key Com-


on ment
assign- Designation Operating function (see
ment bar page 34)

Overview page Opens overview page

Down Opens the next part of the Symbol info sub-page b)


d)
g)
Down None

Up Opens the previous part of the Symbol info c)


sub-page e)
g)
Up None

Enter Returns to Configuration page

Tab. 13 : Control lever panel: Function key assignment when the Symbol info sub-page is displayed

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The Meas. values sub-page is made


up of two parts and displays information
which is mainly required for maintenance
work.
On propulsion plants which do not feature
transverse control “MD” is displayed on
the second part of the page (Missing
Data).

Fig. 19 : LC graphic display: Example of a


Meas. values sub-page

Symbol Corresponding function key Com-


on ment
assign- Designation Operating function (see
ment bar page 34)

Overview page Opens overview page

Down Opens the second part of the Meas. values


sub-page

Up Opens the first part of the Meas. values sub-page

Enter Returns to Configuration page

Tab. 14 : Control lever panel: Function key assignment when the Meas. values sub-page is dis-
played

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Line Variable Meaning of the corresponding measured value


(from top) designation
First POTIA Non-linearized value of potentiometer A for handle inclination in
percent
Second POTIB Non-linearized value of potentiometer B for handle inclination in
percent
Third POTI Normalized non-linear potentiometer value in percent
Fourth TEMP Temperature of printed circuit board RCI 3 in degrees centigrade
Fifth 5VOLT Internal 5 V voltage in the control lever panel in volt
Sixth 24VOLT 24 V input voltage of the control lever panel in volt

Tab. 15 : LC graphic display: Meaning of the entries on the Meas. values sub-page (first part)

Line Variable Meaning of the corresponding measured value


(from top) designation
First POTIA_S Non-linearized value of potentiometer A for handle rotation (steering
potentiometer) in percent
Second POTIB_S Non-linearized value of potentiometer B for handle rotation (steering
potentiometer) in percent
Third POTI_S Normalized non-linear potentiometer value in percent

Tab. 16 : LC graphic display: Meaning of the entries on the Meas. values sub-page (second part)

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Comments on the entries in tab. 5 ff.

b) The arrow in the symbol for function key Down is


Black when the page displayed is continued below the last visible
entry
White when the lowest visible entry is the last one on the page

c) The arrow in the symbol for function key Up is


Black when the page is continued above the first visible entry

White when the first visible entry is the first on the page

d) All entries may be shifted one line up when the key is pressed.

e) All entries may be shifted one line down when the key is pressed.

f) The key has a repeat-action in this assignment, i.e. the function is repeated
until the key is released.

g) The key does not have a repeat-action in this assignment.

h) Detailed information is displayed until


-- Either the function key is released
-- Or approx. ten seconds have elapsed with the function key depressed

i) Illumination remains activated until the function key is released.

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1.2.4.5 Interfaces and cable connections of the control lever panel

The control lever panel has five external data interfaces:


¯ CAN interface to the shaft-related default field bus (input and output)
¯ CAN interface to the shaft-related redundant field bus (input and output)
¯ CAN interface to the coordination field bus (input and output)
¯ CAN interface to the sensor/actuator bus (input and output)
¯ Interface to the external alarm unit (relay output)

Additionally
¯ Interface for power supply
¯ Interface for redundant power supply

The assignment of the interfaces to the cables which are physically present depends on
the application concerned.

Note: The socket on ROS 2 (for connection of the MTU dialog unit or Backup Data
Module BDM) represents a direct interface to the shaft-related field bus.

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1.2.5 Option: Trolling Control Unit TCU

TCU Trolling Control Units available for RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B are described in
more detail in separate manuals.

1.2.5.1 Terminal box

One TCU Trolling Control Unit is required for each shaft when the Trolling mode option is
implemented. This unit comprises a terminal box equipped with a PIM and other compo-
nents.

1.2.5.2 Trolling PIM

The trolling PIM in the TCU is used to convert the trolling signals from the control lever
panel which are not related to a particular order to the order-specific hardware.

The printed circuit boards in the trolling PIM thus depend on the type of trolling gear used
and the associated trolling unit and thus cannot be described in this manual.

1.2.6 Option: Additional PAN control panels

Up to six type PAN control panels each having five pushbuttons can be connected to each
control lever panel.

Control panel PAN is described in MTU manual “Control panel PAN, Parts 1, 2,
3, 4, 5, 7”.

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1.3 Operating functions of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B

1.3.1 Assuming command after switching on

When the operating voltage is switched on, the command pushbutton on the control lever
panels permitted to assume initial command (configurable) starts flashing.

RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B must be activated separately for each propulsion arrangement by
pressing the command pushbutton on the desired control lever panel. The control lever
handle on this control lever panel must be in the neutral position to do this.

1.3.2 Command transfer

If two or more control stations are fitted, it is possible to transfer command (change control
station) between them. This can either be performed independently for each propulsion
arrangement or synchronously in “single control lever mode” and when the “parallel com-
mand transfer” option is implemented. The RCS settings for engine and gear remain
unchanged during command transfer.

1.3.2.1 Initiation

There are two ways of initiating command transfer:


¯ The commanding control lever panel can relinquish command by selecting a
target control station
¯ The target control lever panel can assume or request command with its com-
mand pushbutton

Any active (= commanding) control station can relinquish command to another control sta-
tion. Control station priorities apply when command is assumed or requested by a pre-
viously inactive (= subordinate) control station.

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1.3.2.2 Control station priorities

Every control station has one of four priorities with regard to every other control console.

These priorities are of no importance when command transfer is initiated by the active
control station. However, when command transfer is initiated by an inactive target control
station, its priority with regard to the active control station is crucial.

The priorities are explained below based on the assumption that control station B is in
command and that control station A is to take command.

¯ Priority 1
If A has the highest priority over B, A can assume command from B at any time
without B acknowledging and irrespective of any command transfer procedure
currently taking place between other control stations.
¯ Priority 2
Same as priority 1 with the following exception: Command transfer between
other control stations must not be in progress at the same time.
¯ Priority 3
If A has priority 3 over B, A can request command from B, however, B must
acknowledge to complete command transfer.
As for priority 2, command transfer between other control stations must not be
in progress at the same time.
¯ Priority 4
If A has the lowest priority over B, A cannot request command from B. Com-
mand transfer must be initiated by control station B selecting control station A
whereupon A must acknowledge to complete command transfer.
As for priorities 2 and 3, command transfer between other control stations must
not be in progress at the same time.

Priorities can be represented in the form of a matrix for clarity (example see tab. 17). This
matrix can be configured to suit order-specific requirements and take account of special
control station configurations.

Note: Appendix A to this manual contains a blank matrix which can be filled out with
the priorities applicable to your plant.

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Target control station Commanding control station


Control station designa- Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
tion on this ship in RCS
Bridge 1 ---- 1 2 ---- ---- ---- ---- ----

Control room 2 3 ---- 2 ---- ---- ---- ---- ----

Quarterdeck 3 4 3 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----

Tab. 17 : Control station priority matrix: Example showing a plant with three control stations

The example in tab. 17 reads as follows:


¯ Control station 1 has priority 1 over control station 2
and priority 2 over control station 3
¯ Control station 2 has priority 3 over control station 1
and priority 2 over control station 3
¯ Control station 3 has priority 4 over control station 1
and priority 3 over control station 2

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1.3.2.3 Control lever requirement, slave display, transitional phase and timeout
A control lever requirement must be fulfilled to allow command transfer to be completed.
Two variants can be configured depending on order requirements, furthermore, any active
options may be of importance.

Standard variant “Equivalence”


¯ Control lever requirement when RCS has been installed with the “parallel com-
mand transfer” option and the “single control lever mode” option has not been
activated:
-- The same propulsion stage is set at the commanding and target control sta-
tion on all remotely-controlled propulsion shafts.
¯ Control lever requirements when RCS has been installed without the “parallel
command transfer” option and the “single control lever mode” option has not
been activated:
-- The same propulsion stage is set at the commanding and target control
lever panel on the propulsion shaft concerned.
¯ Control lever requirement when the “single control lever mode” option has been
activated:
-- The same propulsion stage is set at the commanding and target control
lever panel on the SCL active propulsion shaft.
And
-- Propulsion stage “Neutral” is set at the commanding and target control lever
panel on all SCL passive propulsion shafts.

Special variant “Neutral”


¯ Control lever requirement when RCS has been installed with the “parallel com-
mand transfer” option and the “single control lever mode” option has not been
activated:
-- Propulsion stage “Neutral” is set at the target control station on all remotely-
controlled propulsion shafts.
¯ Control lever requirement when RCS has been installed without the “parallel
command transfer” option and the “single control lever mode” option has not
been activated:
-- Propulsion stage “Neutral” is set at the target control lever panel of the pro-
pulsion shaft concerned.
¯ Control lever requirement when the “single control lever mode” option has been
activated:
-- Propulsion stage “Neutral” is set at the target control lever panel of the SCL
active propulsion shaft.
And
-- Propulsion stage “Neutral” is set at the commanding and target control sta-
tion on all SCL passive propulsion shafts.

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Transitional phase, master/slave display and timeout

There is a transitional phase between initiation of command transfer and its completion
(awaiting acknowledgement and/or control lever requirement not fulfilled). The duration of
this transitional phase (timeout) can be configured to meet order requirements. The com-
manding control lever panel can cancel command transfer during this period.

This transitional phase is indicated on the target control station as follows:


¯ The command pushbutton flashes.
¯ The slave display (flashing LC segment) does not coincide with the master dis-
play (example see fig. 20).

Commanding Subordinate
control lever panel: control lever panel:

9 9

7 7

5 Master display 5 Master display


3 3

1 1

0 0 Slave display
(flashing)
1 1

3 3

5 5

Fig. 20 : Control lever panels of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B: Master and slave display

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1.3.2.4 Assuming command when the target control station has priority 1 or 2

An inactive priority 1 or 2 control station can assume command from the active control sta-
tion at any time. The control lever requirement is the only condition which must be fulfilled
for completion. The active control station need not acknowledge.

Command transfer by the target control station can be initiated by pressing the command
pushbutton or using the LC graphic display and the relevant function keys.

When the inactive control station has requested command, but the control lever require-
ment is not fulfilled,
¯ The command pushbutton on the target control lever panel flashes rapidly
¯ The slave display on the target control lever panel continues flashing (example
see fig. 20)

Command transfer can be aborted by pressing the command pushbutton on the active
control lever panel during this transitional phase.

When the control lever requirement has been fulfilled


¯ The command pushbutton on the target control station is steady
¯ The command pushbutton on the previously active control station goes out
¯ The slave display stops flashing and becomes the master display
¯ The buzzer sounds briefly at the previously active control station to signal the
loss of command

Command transfer is aborted after a configurable timeout if the control lever requirement
is not fulfilled.

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1.3.2.5 Requesting command when the target control station has priority 3

An inactive priority 3 control station can request command from the active control station
at any time. The control lever requirement must be fulfilled and the active control station
must acknowledge for completion.

Command transfer can be initiated by pressing the command pushbutton or using the LC
graphic display and the relevant function keys.

When the inactive control station has requested command


¯ The command pushbutton flashes on the target control lever panel
-- Slowly until the commanding control station acknowledges
-- Rapidly when the commanding control station has acknowledged but the
control lever requirement has not been fulfilled
¯ The slave display on the target control lever panel continues flashing (example
see fig. 20)

Command transfer can be aborted by pressing the command pushbutton on the active
control lever panel during this transitional phase.

When the command request is accepted (by pressing the function keys on the comman-
ding control lever panel) and the control lever requirement is fulfilled
¯ The command pushbutton on the target control lever panel is steady
¯ The command pushbutton on the previously active control lever panel goes out
¯ The slave display stops flashing and becomes the master display

Command transfer is aborted after a configurable timeout if no acknowledgement is recei-


ved and/or the control lever requirement is not fulfilled.

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1.3.2.6 Relinquishing command (regardless of control station priority)

An active control station, regardless of its priority, can relinquish (delegate) command to
another control station at any time. The control lever requirement must be fulfilled and the
previously inactive control station must acknowledge for completion.

Command transfer can be initiated by the active control station with the LC graphic display
and the relevant function keys.

After initiation by the active control station


¯ The command pushbutton on the target control lever panel flashes
-- Slowly until the target control station acknowledges
-- Rapidly when the target control station acknowledges, but the control lever
requirement is not fulfilled
¯ The slave display continues flashing (example see fig. 20)

Command transfer can be aborted by pressing the command pushbutton on the active
control lever panel during this transitional phase.

When command has been assumed at the target control lever panel by pressing the com-
mand pushbutton and the control lever requirement is fulfilled
¯ The command pushbutton on the target control lever panel is steady
¯ The command pushbutton on the control lever panel relinquishing command
goes out
¯ The slave display stops flashing and becomes the master display

Command transfer is aborted after a configurable timeout if no acknowledgement is recei-


ved and/or the control lever requirement is not fulfilled.

1.3.2.7 Special cases for command transfer

When the single control lever mode option has been activated, command transfer can only
be executed explicitly at the SCL active shaft. The SCL passive shafts automatically com-
plete transfer at the same time.

Should several control stations initiate command transfer simultaneously during a configu-
rable period, the activities at the control station with the highest priority are accepted.
Activities at other control stations are ignored.

Command transfer can be interrupted by a third control station providing that it has priority
1 over both of the other control stations concerned. The sequence then continues in the
same way as that described in chap. 1.3.2.4.

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1.3.2.8 Option: “Parallel command transfer”

The “parallel command transfer” option can be implemented in a propulsion plant to fulfill
order requirements.

In this case, command is transferred together for all remotely-controlled propulsion arran-
gements. Propulsion arrangements which are controlled in Local mode or on which RCS-5
FPP 01-03/B is switched off are ignored during parallel command transfer.

If this option has been implemented, the keys to initiate and possibly acknowledge com-
mand transfer need only be pressed on one control lever panel. If acknowledgement is
necessary, the acknowledging control lever panel must belong to the same propulsion
arrangement as the one initiating transfer. Command transfer can also only be aborted at
the same propulsion arrangement at which command transfer has been initiated.

The transitional phase and command transfer signalling (flashing pushbuttons, buzzers)
are the same as described in chapters 1.3.2.4, 1.3.2.5 and 1.3.2.6 for one shaft.

Command is only transferred -- for all shafts at the same time -- when the control lever
requirement is fulfilled on all remotely-controlled propulsion arrangements.

Note: When the “operation with manual controller” option is realized on a twin-shaft
plant, the “parallel command transfer” function also applies to this mobile con-
trol station.

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1.3.3 Acquisition and processing of the control lever handle setting

1.3.3.1 Propulsion stage acquisition

Note: The entire propulsion stage acquisition circuit is completely redundant. Refer to
chap. 1.5.2.

The position of the control lever handle determines the nominal engine speed and the
nominal gear setting. A reference voltage is applied to each of the two control lever poten-
tiometers. The tapped voltages follow the position of the control lever handle linearly.

Both voltages are digitalized (non-linearized potentiometer value) on printed circuit board
RCI 3. The acquisition electronics constantly compare the two non-linearized potentiome-
ter values, check them for plausibility (variation between two consecutive taps) and detect
potentiometer failure (valid range).

The accepted non-linearized value is converted into a normalized propulsion stage value
separately in each control lever panel:
¯ -- 100 % = Full astern
¯ 0 % = Neutral
¯ + 100 % = Full ahead

Each control lever panel outputs the following values on the field bus:
¯ Propulsion stage value validity (failure)
¯ Normalized propulsion stage value

1.3.3.2 Propulsion curves and engagement/disengagement ranges

Engine and gear settings are calculated centrally in the control lever panel of the main
control station.

The normalized propulsion stage value is converted into an engine speed and gear setting
on printed circuit board RCI 3 in the control lever panel of the main control station depen-
ding on the application and situation. This is realized by the propulsion curve (see fig. 21).

Depending on the type of propulsion plant, its respective state (e.g. single/twin-shaft ope-
ration) and the available options, the RCS electronics select one of a range of dynamically
calculated propulsion curves.

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Nominal engine
speed setting

Nominal speed Without Trolling mode

With Trolling mode

Idling speed

Propulsion stage

Full astern Full ahead

“Engage astern” lock “Disengage” lock “Engage ahead” lock


(neutral position)

Fig. 21 : Propulsion curves and engagement/disengagement ranges for normal operation and optional
Trolling mode (qualitative)

Fig. 21 shows two qualitative examples of propulsion curves. Without the optional Trolling
mode, the branch of the astern curve typically ends at approx. 70 % of the nominal speed
and the branch of the ahead curve at 100 % of the nominal speed. The speed offset value
(setting referenced to idling speed) between the engagement locks depends on the plant
concerned and can be zero or greater than zero.

The main control station outputs the following values on the field bus:
¯ Setting validity (failure)
¯ Gear state (ahead, neutral, astern)
¯ Explicit speed setting (in rpm)

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1.3.3.3 Engine speed control

Propulsion stage adjustment

The position of the control lever handle can be adjusted by the operator without taking cur-
rent engine speed and gear state into consideration. The Remote Control System automa-
tically brings gear setting and engine speed setting to the corresponding values taking the
appropriate propulsion curve into consideration.

Dynamic propulsion curve calculation

RCI 3 constantly receives the idling speed and maximum speed of the engine (in the
“Ahead” direction) on the field bus and assigns these values to the propulsion stages of
the “Engage ahead” lock or maximum setting “full ahead” of the control lever handle. The
allocation of maximum speed in the “astern” direction and the maximum setting “full
astern” of the control lever handle is effected on RCI 3 by scaling the values from the
“Ahead” branch of the curve. This determines the propulsion curve for normal operation
(see fig. 21).

Speed control

Based on these points, RCI 3 calculates the normalized nominal engine speed for the
valid propulsion stage from the propulsion stage value by linear interpolation. Taking the
speed-dependent acceleration and deceleration gradients into consideration, RCI 3 out-
puts a current engine speed setting on the field bus until this nominal speed has been
reached.

Should the engine reach its limits during acceleration, acceleration is interrupted until ade-
quate power reserves are available (e.g. on moving faster).

RCI 3 sets an explicit nominal engine speed value for the field automation level on the
field bus.

If single control lever mode is selected, the normalized propulsion stage value of the SCL
active shaft is assumed by the RCI 3 of the SCL passive shaft via the coordination field
bus. The respective RCI 3 calculates the explicit speed setting separately for each shaft.

1.3.3.4 Gear control

The gear is engaged and disengaged by the position of the control lever handle. The nor-
malized propulsion stage values for the “Disengage” and “Engage” settings (“Ahead” and
“Astern” respectively) are fixed. They lie between the “Disengage” lock and the “Engage
ahead” lock or “Engage astern” lock (see fig. 5 and fig. 21). The disengagement position is
a little closer to the neutral position than the corresponding engagement position (hystere-
sis).

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RCI 3 sets explicit nominal gear states for the field automation level on the field bus.

If single control lever mode is selected, the normalized propulsion stage value of the SCL
active shaft is assumed by the RCI 3 of the SCL passive shaft via the field bus. The
respective RCI 3 calculates the gear setting separately for each shaft.

An engagement/disengagement interlock is often provided on the field automation level of


the plant. The gear can then only be engaged or disengaged when
¯ An appropriate binary signal allows this
and/or
¯ The engine speed is within an engagement/disengagement window. The en-
gagement/disengagement window is generally somewhere around idling speed.

If the field automation level assemblies are supplied by MTU, this engagement/disengage-
ment interlock is realized in the GCU (Gear Control Unit) assembly with the following
exception: Even when the engine speed is not inside the disengagement window, disenga-
gement takes place when a (speed-dependent) period has expired after receiving the dis-
engagement signal.

Refer to the trolling device or trolling clutch documentation for details of gear
setting when the Trolling mode option is implemented.

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1.3.4 Single control lever mode (SCL mode)

The single control lever mode (SCL) function is available for multiple shaft plants. In single
control lever mode, all participating propulsion shafts are controlled synchronously using
one control lever panel. The RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B of the so-called SCL active shaft trans-
mits the required values to the RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B of the other shaft(s) referred to as
SCL passive.

Selection

SCL mode can only be selected at the commanding control lever panel either with the
SCL pushbutton or the function keys of the LC graphic display.

Pre-requisites for SCL mode are:


¯ Communication on the RCS coordination field bus is not faulty.
¯ Local mode has been switched off on all propulsion arrangements to be control-
led in single control lever mode.
¯ The same control station is in command of all propulsion arrangements to be
controlled in single control lever mode.
¯ The control lever panel of the shaft to become SCL active is operational on the
commanding control station and shows no loss of redundancy
(between electronic circuits A and B; see chap. 1.5).
¯ Command transfer is not in progress at the same time.
¯ Optional special operating modes (e.g. Trolling mode) are the same for all pro-
pulsion arrangements to be controlled in single control lever mode (either selec-
ted or deselected).

If at least one of the pre-requisites mentioned above is not fulfilled, selection is ignored.

A transitional phase lasting approx. four seconds starts after selection during which the
control lever panel on which SCL mode has been initiated controls all shafts. During this
period, the control lever handle on the commanding control lever panel of the partner
shaft(s) to participate in single control lever mode must be set to the neutral position.

The following signals are output during the transitional phase:


¯ The SCL pushbutton lights up on all control lever panels of all shafts.
¯ On the propulsion shafts to become SCL passive:
-- The command pushbutton goes out on the commanding control lever panel.
-- SCL MODE is displayed on the Overview page of the LC graphic display
in the line indicating the commanding control station.

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On completion of the transitional phase


¯ All partner shafts the control lever handles of which are not in the neutral posi-
tion return to multi control lever mode
¯ Single control lever mode does not take effect if the control lever handle is not
in the neutral position on any of the partner shafts. In this case, the buzzer also
sounds briefly on the shaft to become SCL active.

SCL active

The SCL active control lever panel can be recognized by the SCL pushbutton and com-
mand pushbutton both of which are lit. The SCL pushbutton is lit on all control stations on
the SCL passive propulsion arrangements, the command pushbutton, however, is dark on
all control stations and SCL MODE is displayed instead of a control station on the
Overview page of the LC graphic display.

The control lever settings of the SCL active control lever panel apply to all propulsion
shafts participating in single control lever mode: The RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B of every SCL
passive shaft calculates the nominal engine speed and gear setting (see chap. 1.3.3.3 and
1.3.3.4) from the normalized propulsion stage value of the SCL active control lever panel.

Command transfer can only be initiated at the SCL active shaft during single control lever
mode. Transfer is realized automatically by the RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B on the SCL passive
shaft(s) simultaneously providing that the following additional requirement is fulfilled:
¯ The control lever handle on the control lever panel of the target control station
must be in the neutral position on all SCL passive shafts.

Combined alarms must also be acknowledged separately for each shaft in single control
lever mode.

Extension

On propulsion plants with three or more shafts it is possible to include propulsion arrange-
ments which have previously not participated in single control lever mode:

Extending single control lever mode to include additional shafts is initiated by pressing the
SCL pushbutton on the commanding control lever panel of the SCL active shaft.
A transitional phase lasting for a maximum of four seconds then starts. The SCL active
control lever panel controls all shafts once more during this phase.

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During the transitional phase


¯ The control lever handle on the commanding control station of all shafts to be
additionally included in SCL mode must be set to the neutral position
¯ The SCL pushbutton on the commanding control lever panel of the SCL active
shaft must be pressed once more

Deselection

SCL mode can be deselected either individually for each SCL passive propulsion shaft or
together for all participating shafts.

To deselect single control lever mode for all participating shafts together, the SCL
pushbutton or the function keys must be pressed on the commanding control lever panel
of the SCL active shaft. The shafts whose gears are disengaged are subsequently relea-
sed from SCL mode immediately. Should any shafts still be engaged at this point in time,
SCL mode must be deselected individually.
¯ The SCL pushbutton flashes slowly on all control lever panels of the previously
SCL active shaft
¯ On all control lever panels of the SCL passive shaft(s) concerned
-- The SCL pushbutton flashes rapidly
-- The buzzer sounds (slow pulsating tone)
-- The text entry in the line indicating the commanding control station on the
Overview page of the LC graphic display disappears

Single control lever mode cannot be deselected by pressing the SCL pushbutton on the
control lever panels of the SCL passive shaft(s).

To take an individual SCL passive shaft out of single control lever mode the control lever
handle on the control lever panel of the SCL passive shaft must be moved out of the neu-
tral position on the control station commanding the SCL active shaft. The control lever
panel concerned is thus immediately in command of the corresponding shaft indicated by
illumination of the command pushbutton.

The SCL pushbutton goes out on the control lever panel of the SCL active shaft as soon
as none of the partner shafts are participating in SCL mode.

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Automatic cancellation

Single control lever mode is automatically cancelled by RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B in the follo-
wing situations (applicable to one participating shaft at least):
¯ Local mode is selected
¯ A category 1 combined alarm is received for a reason which renders SCL mode
impossible (e.g. faulty communication on the RCS coordination field bus)
¯ A category 2 combined alarm is received

SCL mode is cancelled should one of these situations occur on the SCL active shaft.
Should the situation occur on an SCL passive shaft, SCL mode is only cancelled for this
particular shaft with the following exception: SCL mode is cancelled for both shafts in both
cases on a twin-shaft plant.

Note: The fault categories are explained in chap. 1.3.10.3 of this manual.

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1.3.5 Warm-up function

The warm-up function allows the speed of the engine to be adjusted with the gear dis-
engaged. The engine can thus be warmed up with the vessel in its moorings.

Note: The warm-up function of the Remote Control System should not be confused
with the intake air pre-heating device which is available as an option for certain
types of engine.

Selection

The warm-up function can only be selected and deselected at the commanding control
lever panel.

Pre-requisites for selection are:


¯ Single Control Lever mode is not active
¯ The control lever handle is in the neutral position
¯ The gear is disengaged
Selection is possible in one of two ways:
¯ Using the LC graphic display function keys
¯ By inclining the control lever handle from neutral towards “Ahead”
(at least up to the “Engage ahead” lock) whilst holding the command button
down

Deselection without prior speed increase

If the warm-up function has been selected using the LC graphic display function keys, the
function can be deselected immediately (using the same function keys) without having in-
creased the speed beforehand.

Deselection is only possible at the commanding control lever panel.

Warm-up function active

The speed is determined by the position of the control lever handle once the warm-up
function has been selected. The gear remains disengaged in this case.

This warming-up procedure is only possible at the commanding control lever panel.

Automatic cancellation

The function is automatically deselected as soon as the control lever handle is returned to
the neutral position when the warm-up function is active and the control lever handle is set
to “Ahead”.

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1.3.6 Option: Trolling mode

The optional trolling function controls a slipping clutch. This allows the shaft to be operated
at a speed below the usual limit resulting from engine idling speed and gear transmission
ratio.

Refer to the gear documentation for details of the maximum permissible speed
for Trolling mode.

Selection/deselection

Trolling mode can only be selected and deselected at the commanding control lever panel
either by pressing the LC graphic display function keys or a pushbutton on the optional
external control unit.

Pre-requisites for selecting and deselecting are:


¯ The control lever handle is in the neutral position.
¯ The gear is disengaged.
¯ The engine speed is in the admissible range for Trolling mode (configurable to
fulfill order requirements).
¯ The optional interlock signal from the trolling PIM is not applied.

Trolling mode can only be selected on the SCL active propulsion shaft in SCL mode.
RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B automatically implements this selection on every SCL passive shaft
at the same time.

Trolling mode active

The trolling propulsion curve (see fig. 21) is used to convert the handle setting into a nor-
malized propulsion stage when the Trolling mode option is selected.

Thrust variations at lower propulsion stages in Trolling mode result in the engine speed
being kept steady just above idling speed and clutch slip being used to control the speed
of the shaft. At higher propulsion stages, only the engine speed is changed with as little
slip as possible.

In Trolling mode, RCI 3 only outputs the normalized propulsion stage value from the trol-
ling propulsion curve to the TCU. The TCU activates a trolling device on the gear which, in
turn, controls or regulates clutch slip and thus the speed of the shaft.

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1.3.7 Option: Additional operating modes

Up to five additional propulsion curves can be programmed in addition to the trolling pro-
pulsion curve to meet order requirements. Operating modes realized in this way are selec-
ted and deselected:
¯ By pressing the LC graphic display function keys
¯ By pressing pushbuttons on optional external control units

Examples of additional operating modes are:


¯ Steady speed mode (e.g. for shaft generator or fire pump)
¯ Propulsion modes such as sprint, silent run, cruising, towing, manoeuvre

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1.3.8 Changing between Remote control and Local mode

Selection

Local mode is selected by the operator separately for each propulsion arrangement at the
appropriate control unit (e.g. LOP). Switching is effected by the Gear Control Unit (GCU)
assembly and the Engine Control Unit (ECU) assembly.

If SCL mode is active, it is automatically cancelled on selecting Local mode.

Local mode active

When Local mode is active, RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B outputs the following settings:
¯ Nominal gear setting: “Fault”
¯ Nominal engine speed: Idling speed
However, these settings are ignored by the ECU and GCU assemblies.

Deselection

Local mode is deselected by the operator separately for each propulsion arrangement at
the appropriate control unit (e.g. LOP). A control lever panel can subsequently assume
initial command when the command pushbutton is pressed in the same way as described
for switching on. The control lever handle must be in the neutral position in this case.

On systems equipped with MDEC, the Local Control Unit remains active during a transitio-
nal phase (between deselection of the Local Control Unit and actual switching by the
GCU). On systems equipped with ECS-Uni, no control unit is active after switching over to
“Remote” until one of the RCS control stations has assumed command.

It is not absolutely necessary to disengage on deselecting Local mode: When an RCS


control station assumes command, the RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B settings (nominal gear setting
and nominal engine speed) are output after a two-second delay. The propulsion stage set
on the commanding control station can be matched to the previous local gear and speed
settings in this time.

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1.3.9 Responses of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B to emergency engine stop

On receiving the “emergency engine stop” signal from the Monitoring and Control System
or an emergency stop device, RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B sets the engine speed to idling.

When the emergency stop signal is no longer applied, the Gear Control Unit (GCU) only
engages when the control lever handle was previously in the neutral position. Emergency
stop has no other effect on RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B.

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1.3.10 Testing and monitoring features

1.3.10.1 Lamp test

All three rectangular luminous pushbuttons on a given control lever panel light up brightly
when the appropriate LC graphic display function keys on the control lever panel are pres-
sed.

1.3.10.2 Integral Test System

Integral Test System (ITS) tests are executed automatically in all relevant assemblies. On
redundant elements, the ITS runs independently on both (e.g. electronic circuits A and B
on printed circuit board RCI 3).

If the ITS detects a fault, a message is displayed on the LC graphic display of the control
lever panel (see chap. 1.3.11) and details of any appropriate measures for rectification are
provided. RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B responds automatically to some of the faults by e.g. swit-
ching over to the redundant electronic circuits on RCI 3 in the control lever panel.

Power-on test

When RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B is switched on, the Integral Test System performs the following
tests in the following order:
1. Memory capacity and capability of the RAM chips
2. Correct checksums of all data in the ROM and EEPROM chips
3. Conformity of the three program versions in the serial EEPROM on COB 10
-- Serial EEPROM on COB 10
-- Serial EEPROM on RCI 3
-- Flash EPROM on RCI 3
4. Validity of configuration data in the (E)EPROMs
-- Correct checksums
-- Conformity with data in PPS (if applicable) or BDM (if applicable)
Negative test results, with the exception of the last test (conformity of data with PPS or
BDM) mean that Remote control mode is unavailable.

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Constant self-monitoring

The Integral Test System executes the following tests in the control lever panel at regular
intervals during operation:
¯ Operating voltage and reference voltages within range
¯ Operating temperature within range
¯ Potentiometer (wire break, sliding action, short-circuit)
¯ Correct memory capacity and capability of the RAM chips
(full ram test spread over several program cycles)
¯ Correct checksums of the data in the ROM chips
(only a part of the checksum bytes are added in each program cycle)
¯ Communication with all stations on all buses OK
¯ Program watchdog operating correctly

An additional self-monitoring feature is realized by redundant design of the main RCS


components (see chap. 1.5).

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1.3.10.3 Fault categories and fault codes

Faults detected by the Integral Test System are divided into three categories depending on
the effect of the fault on the remote control capability of the plant:

Cate- Effect on Combined Display on LC graphic


gory Remote Control System and plant alarm on display Alarm page
control lever
panels
1 ¯ Function restricted Yes Yes (fault codes 17 … 99)
¯ Remote control still possible to a large extent
¯ Example: Failure of a redundant element
2 ¯ Major fault in a control lever panel of a control Yes3) Yes3) (fault codes 09 … 16)
station rendering it unavailable for remote
control
¯ If the slave control station concerned is in
command: Switching to another control station
is possible
3 ¯ Remote control mode is no longer possible or Yes4) Yes4) (fault codes 01 … 08)
at least severely restricted at any control sta-
tion. Examples:
-- Major fault in the control lever panel of the
main control station rendering it unavailable
for remote control.
Field automation level devices detect RCS
failure on the field bus
-- Vital field automation level assembly has
failed (e.g. GCU)

Tab. 18 : Fault categories: Definition and characteristics

Fault codes 02 to 99 are generated by the control lever panel of the main control station
and transmitted to all other panels. Fault code 01 is generated independently by each con-
trol lever panel on detecting failure of the main control station.

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3) Depending on the cause, a combined alarm and fault code display may only be signalled at control lever
panels which are not affected in the case of failure of a control lever panel on a slave control station.
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4) Combined alarm and fault code display are only signalled at the control lever panels of the slave control
stations, if applicable, in the case of failure of a control lever panel on the main control station.

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1.3.11 Signalling and alarms

1.3.11.1 Types, sources and media

Signal Signal source Signal media


t
type
Visual Audible
Neutral Certain (admissible) ¯ SCL pushbutton illumination ¯ Buzzer in control lever panel
signal changes of RCS ope- state (slow pulsating tone)
rating state ¯ Command pushbutton illumi- ¯ External alarm unit connec-
nation state ted to control lever panel
¯ Message on LC graphic dis-
play
Alarm Certain inadmissible ¯ Alarm pushbutton illumination ¯ Buzzer in control lever panel
or unexpected chan- state (rapid pulsating tone)
ges of state ¯ Message on LC graphic dis- ¯ External alarm unit connec-
play ted to control lever panel

Tab. 19 : Signalling: Classification according to type, source and media

Further sub-division and examples


¯ Neutral signalling (examples: Indication of commanding control station, com-
mand transfer)
¯ Alarm signalling:
-- All RCS faults detected by ITS
-- All faults in the RCS or on connected buses which are rectified by automatic
redundant switching (see chap. 1.5) (example: Electronic circuit A on prin-
ted circuit board RCI generates an alarm when it detects failure of electronic
circuit B and vice-versa)
-- All faults in the plant relevant to Remote control mode
(examples: ECU or GCU failure)

Additional information on signalling media:


¯ Additional signalling may be effected in connected systems (e.g. Monitoring and
Control System) depending on plant design.

1.3.11.2 Neutral signalling

Note: Neutral signalling is described in parts 1 and 2 of this manual in the chapters
concerning command transfer and SCL mode.

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1.3.11.3 Operator prompts

Operator prompts are generated if the current state of the process does not allow execu-
tion of an operator activity. RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B signals this as follows:
¯ The integral buzzer sounds (slow pulsating tone).
¯ The output for the external alarm unit is activated.
¯ A plain text message appears on the LC graphic display of the control lever
panel.
¯ Appropriate bits are set in a telegram which is cyclically output on the field bus
by the control lever panel of the main control station.

Operator prompts are only displayed on the LC graphic display of the control lever panel
on which the relevant operating step is to be performed. The display automatically swit-
ches to the Notes sub-page on the control lever panel concerned. Only one operator
prompt is displayed at any one time, the previous one is overwritten as necessary.

Operator prompts briefly state (see fig. 22):


¯ The nature of the operator error
and/or
¯ How the operator should proceed

The Notes sub-page displaying the operator prompt disappears


¯ When the Overview page with the appropriately assigned function key is
opened
¯ Automatically after approx. ten seconds (even if the cause still applies)

Fig. 22 : LC graphic display: Example of a Notes sub-page with an operator prompt

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1.3.11.4 Automatic alarm sequences

Alarms signalled by RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B can be generated


¯ By the Integral Test System (ITS) of any control lever panel
¯ By RCS-external devices (e.g. GCU)

The standard Remote Control System responds to incoming alarms as follows:


¯ Alarm on the commanding control lever panel:
-- The alarm pushbutton flashes.
-- The integral buzzer sounds (rapid pulsating tone).
(Not applicable when the shaft concerned is controlled in Local mode).
-- The output for the external alarm unit is activated.
-- If the same alarm (fault code) is currently not applied, an appropriate entry5)
flashes on the LCD Alarm page as soon as the page is opened. Fig. 12 on
page 23 shows an example of an alarm list.
-- If the same alarm (fault code) has already been applied and has been ack-
nowledged and it occurs once more, the corresponding static fault code
starts flashing once more on the LCD Alarm page as soon as the page is
opened.
¯ Alarm on all subordinate control lever panels:
-- The alarm pushbutton lights up.
(Exception: The alarm pushbutton flashes on all slave control stations, if
applicable, in case of fault code 01 -- main control station failure.)
-- The appropriate entry also flashes on the LCD Alarm page.
¯ Processing in the control lever panel of the main control station:
-- Appropriate bits are set in the alarm telegram which is cyclically output on
the field bus.

If command transfer is executed in the situation described (unacknowledged alarm), the


alarm is also transferred: The alarm pushbutton flashes on the target control station when
command transfer has been completed and the buzzer also sounds there. The alarm
pushbutton on the previously commanding control lever panel is constantly lit and the buz-
zer is silenced.

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5) The entries in the displayed alarm list are always arranged in the order of the fault codes -- not in chro-
nological order of their occurrance.

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1.3.11.5 Alarm acknowledgement

Alarm acknowledgement must always be performed in two stages on the commanding


control lever panel:
¯ Combined acknowledgement with luminous pushbutton
¯ Individual acknowledgement in the LC graphic display using the function keys

Combined acknowledgement

Combined acknowledgement of all unacknowledged alarm is effected by pressing the


alarm pushbutton. Subsequently
¯ The buzzer is silenced
¯ The alarm pushbutton is steady if the cause of the alarm still applies
¯ The alarm pushbutton goes out if the cause of the alarm no longer applies

Individual acknowledgement

Nothing changes on the Alarm page of the LC graphic display after combined acknow-
ledgement. Each flashing alarm entry must be acknowledged individually by moving the
cursor bar (inverted text) to the flashing entry and pressing the Enter function key. Sub-
sequently
¯ The Notes sub-page appears providing detailed information about the alarm
concerned

On releasing the Enter key


¯ The entry no longer flashes if the cause of the alarm still applies
¯ The entry disappears if the cause of the alarm no longer applies

Self-acknowledgement

Approximately ten minutes after an alarm signal has been received, the flashing alarm on
the Alarm page is automatically acknowledged on all subordinate control lever panels.

If command transfer is initiated prior to individual acknowledgement, this ten-minute self-


acknowledgement period starts again at the target control lever panel.

After acknowledgement

Acknowledged entries on the LCD Alarm page are displayed until the cause of the alarm
no longer applies.

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1.4 Customization and dialog features

1.4.1 Customization of system components

The maximum scope of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B system functions realized in the equipment
on the operating and processing levels (see fig. 1 on page 5) is not specific to any parti-
cular order. Order-specific adaptation is realized by the devices on the field automation
level (e.g. PIMs with different software features).

The propulsion arrangement field bus thus always has an order-specific configuration. The
RCS coordination field bus on multi-shaft plants is not order-dependent.

Some of the variables (dialog parameters) of the devices on the operating and processing
levels which are not order-specific can be customized with the MTU dialog unit (example:
Enabling/disabling Trolling mode).

1.4.2 Software and data

Note: Refer to chap. 1.5.4 for details of redundant data storage.

System software

The system software incorporates basic functions, which cannot be changed, and also
configurable functions.

The system software is stored in each control lever panel. Some of the functions are deac-
tivated in the control lever panels of the slave control stations. The software is loaded from
the BDM or MTU dialog unit during commissioning or on replacing a control lever panel.

Configuration data

The configuration data of all control lever panels is stored in the PPS or BDM of the pro-
pulsion arrangement field bus. It is automatically downloaded from here when a control
lever panel is replaced.

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1.4.3 Dialog function and dialog parameters

It must be possible to adapt some of the software parameters to suit on-board conditions
or navigational situations etc. where desired or necessary. RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B provides
dialog features with the following characteristics:
¯ Local dialog with the MTU dialog unit
¯ Dialog possible at any time even during remote control operation without
restricting functions in progress
¯ User-dependent access rights to dialog parameters possible
¯ Separate dialog for each propulsion arrangement
¯ Dialog parameter printout possible
¯ Dialog parameters can be saved on data storage media via the MTU dialog unit

On entering each dialog parameter


¯ Upper and lower limits are set for the entered value (minimum and maximum
value)
¯ A default value is suggested for parameters which are entered for the first time
¯ The previously stored parameter value is available (so-called fall-back value) so
that an incorrect input can be corrected without negative effect

These characteristics are realized by the dialog unit software which reads the parameter
values required (depending on the situation) at the beginning of every dialog session:
¯ From the control lever panel of the main control station
¯ From the PPS of the propulsion arrangement field bus
¯ From the LOP
¯ From the MCU of the Monitoring and Control System
¯ From a data storage medium in the dialog unit

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1.5 Redundancy

1.5.1 Shaft-related field bus (propulsion arrangement field bus)

Automatic switching between field bus channel A (default field bus) and field bus chan-
nel B (redundant field bus) results from certain information transmitted and received by the
devices connected to the bus.

1.5.2 Control lever panels

Two independent electronic circuits (A and B) are used on printed circuit board RCI 3 in
each control lever panel. The supply voltages of the two electronic systems are indepen-
dent.

Electronic circuit A supplies the operating voltage for field bus channel A, electronic circuit
B for channel B. Both electronic circuits are connected to both channels (A and B) of the
field bus for data transmission.

Both electronic circuits communicate via


¯ The field bus
¯ A serial interface inside RCI 3
¯ Additional hardware lines on RCI 3
Automatic switching between electronic circuits A and B may be initiated in a variety of
ways: Information from the field bus, request by the active electronic circuit via the internal
serial interface etc.

Actuation of the rectangular luminous pushbuttons on the control lever panel is acquired in
parallel by both electronic circuits on RCI 3 and both electronic circuits receive the same
information in parallel from the propulsion arrangement field bus. Control of the illumina-
tion in the rectangular luminous pushbuttons, acknowledgement of the alarm pushbutton
and the buzzer and the output of any relevant signals on the field buses are only effected
by the electronic circuit which is currently active.

The position of the control lever handle is tapped from the two independent potentiometers
(A and B) as an electrical voltage. Both voltages are digitalized independently to form non-
linearized potentiometer values. The non-linearized value of potentiometer A is acquired
by electronic circuit A, the non-linearized value of potentiometer B by electronic circuit B.
The non-linearized potentiometer values are exchanged between the two electronic cir-
cuits A and B via the serial interface. Each electronic circuit checks plausibility, decides
whether and which non-linearized value to accept and calculates a normalized propulsion
stage value. The entire propulsion stage acquisition circuit is thus redundant.

The active electronic circuit transmits its values on the field bus, the passive electronic cir-
cuit receives the values from the other electronic circuit from the field bus.

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Not all components have a redundant connection to both electronic circuits:


¯ The LC graphic display is connected to electronic circuit A.
¯ Both windows of the LC propulsion stage display are connected to electronic
circuit B.
¯ The sensor/actuator bus to external control panels is connected to electronic
circuit B.

1.5.3 Control lever panel on the main control station

The information in chap. 1.5.2 applies to the two independent electronic circuits (A and B)
on printed circuit board RCI 3 in the control lever panel on the main control station.

The additional tasks of the main control station compared to the slave control stations are
also redundant in both electronic circuits.

Furthermore, the active electronic circuit cyclically transmits a list of characteristic varia-
bles adequately describing the state of the propulsion plant to the passive electronic cir-
cuit. This ensures that no major changes of state take place on switching over to the red-
undant electronic circuit.

Not all components are redundant on both electronic circuits:


¯ The coordination field bus for partner shafts is connected to electronic circuit A

1.5.4 Data management

System software

The system software is stored redundantly in each control lever panel in the flash
EPROMs of MPU A and MPU B of printed circuit board RCI 3.

The RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B system software features multiple redundancy when the propul-
sion plant is monitored by MTU Monitoring and Control System MCS-5: The system soft-
ware of all control lever panels is stored in the PPS or BDM of the propulsion arrangement
field bus. The system software is automatically downloaded from the PPS to a new control
lever panel which only contains an initial program loader when a new control lever panel is
installed.

Configuration data

RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B configuration data features redundant storage when the propulsion
plant is monitored by MTU Monitoring and Control System MCS-5: The configuration data
of all control lever panels is stored in the PPS or BDM of the propulsion arrangement field
bus. Data is automatically downloaded on replacing the control lever panel.

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Communication data

Communication data are the software parameter “node number” and “baud rate” values
which control communication between devices (control lever panels etc.) on the CAN
buses. Current values are stored redundantly (see fig. 23):
¯ In quadruplicate when switched off:
-- In the serial EEPROMs of MPU A and MPU B on printed circuit board RCI 3
(control lever housing)
-- In two serial EEPROMs on printed circuit board COB 10
(connection box)
¯ Additionally in the RAM of each of the two redundant MPUs (A and B) when
switched on

Communication data is transferred automatically when a control lever panel is replaced.


Data need only be confirmed or re-entered in case of discrepencies.

Dialog data

Dialog data are the software parameter values which can be adapted with the MTU dialog
unit at any time to suit on-board conditions, manoeuvre situations etc. . Dialog data is sto-
red redundantly (see fig. 23):

The original data of these parameters, the so-called source data, is stored redundantly in
the flash EPROMs of MPU A and MPU B on printed circuit board RCI 3.

The current dialog data of all control lever panels for each propulsion shaft is kept in red-
undant storage in the control lever panel of the main control station:
¯ In quadruplicate when switched off:
-- In the serial EEPROMs of MPU A and MPU B on printed circuit board RCI 3
(control lever housing)
-- In two serial EEPROMs on printed circuit board COB 10
(connection box)
¯ Additionally in the RAM of each of the two redundant MPUs (A and B) when
switched on

Dialog data is automatically transferred from the control lever panel connection box when
the control lever panel is replaced.

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MPU A MPU B

FEPROM: EEPROM: RAM: RAM: EEPROM: FEPROM:


Original Backup Used Used Backup Original
data data data data data data RCI 3

EEPROM: EEPROM:
Default Default
data data COB 10

Fig. 23 : Redundant storage of communication data and dialog data

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1.6 Technical data of the control lever panel

Type ROS 2/B

Dimensions (L x W) 264 mm x 140 mm


Height above console surface Max. 155 mm
Installation opening 250 mm x 126 mm
Installation depth with connection
box for enclosed areas 80 mm
Installation depth with connection
box for exposed control stations 116 mm (excluding cabling)

Masses
Control lever panel Approx. 2.4 kg
Connection box for
exposed control stations Approx. 0.8 kg
Connection box for
enclosed areas Approx. 0.2 kg

Colour
Control lever handle Jet black (RAL 9005)
Housing cover Black blue (RAL 5004)

Handle inclination adjusting range --40° … +70° (with reference to neutral position)

Installation position As desired


Preferred installation position Approximately horizontal
(NL0 … NL15 according to DIN 16257)

Control lever handle position


acquisition Double potentiometer
Resistance 2 x 5 kΩ
Linearity tolerance 0.5 %
Mutual tolerance 2.0 %

Propulsion stage scale/clutch display


Design 2 redundant LCDs
Resolution 31 segments respectively
Illumination Dimmable background illumination

Graphic page display unit


Design LCD
Resolution 128 x 64 pixels
Illumination Dimmable background illumination

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Connection
For buses, power supply,
external alarm unit Terminal strips with spring cage terminals
For dialog unit 12-pole socket (for Amphenol-Tuchel T3635-002
connector or similar)

Power supply
Operating voltage 24 VDC
Tolerance range +30 %, --25 %
Residual ripple Max. 5 % (= 1.2 Vpp)
Power consumption Max. 500 mA

Output for external alarm Relay contact 24 VDC, 1 A,


floating, short-circuit proof

Storage temperature --20 °C … +70 °C

Operational ambient temperature --20 °C … +70 °C

Relative humidity 5 % … 95 % at 55 °C, condensation admissible

Protection (acc. to DIN 40050)


With connection box
for exposed control stations Above console surface: IP66
Below console surface: IP65
With connection box
for enclosed areas Above console surface: IP66
Below console surface: IP20

Shock Semi-sinousoidal shock 10 g, duration 11 ms

Vibrostability
f = 2 Hz … 12.8 Hz xvv = 3 mm
f = 12.8 Hz … 100 Hz a = 1 g

EMC According to IEC 801, EN 50082

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2 Operation

2.1 Safety requirements

IMPORTANT
These safety requirements shall be read and observed by all
personnel involved in operation, care, maintenance or repair of the
products concerned.

Furthermore, the following shall be observed:


¯ The safety requirements (if provided) in other relevant MTU manuals
¯ Warning and safety notes and operating and limit values attached to the
products as required
¯ National accident prevention and safety standards
¯ Appropriate regulations usual in the industry
¯ The safety notes (if provided) in the text of this manual

Conventions for safety notes in the text


Where necessary, this manual includes highlighted safety notes marked with a signal
word. These safety notes shall be observed to avoid injury or damage.

This type of note indicates a danger which may lead to injury or


death.

DANGER

This type of note indicates a danger which may lead to damage


or destruction of the product described or another part of the
system.

CAUTION

Intended use and user qualifications


All devices and system components may only be put to their intended use.
Operation, maintenance and repair shall only be performed by qualified and authorized
personnel.

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Safety requirements for starting up


Before first using the electronic product, it must be installed in accordance with the in-
structions and be approved in accordance with MTU specifications.
Whenever the unit or facility is taken into operation
¯ All maintenance and repair work must have been completed.
¯ Any loose parts must have been removed from rotating machine components.
¯ Nobody is allowed within the range of moving machine components.
Immediately after taking the unit or facility into operation, the control and display elements
as well as the monitoring, signalling and alarm systems must be tested for proper opera-
tion (carry out lamp test etc.).

Operational safety requirements


The emergency procedures must be practiced on a regular basis.
The operator must be familiar with the control and display elements.
The operator must know the effects of any action to be performed by him.
The operator must proceed with the individual steps as specified in the documentation.
During operation, the display elements and monitoring assemblies must be supervised
with respect to current operating states, adherence to limit values as well as warnings and
alarm messages.
If a fault is recognized or indicated by the system, the appropriate steps must be taken im-
mediately and the fault must be reported to the person in charge.
Every message must be evaluated immediately. Emergency countermeasures shall be
taken as required, e.g. emergency engine stopping.

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2.2 About the operating tables

2.2.1 Structure and reading order

These operating instructions for the system consist of goal-orientated operating tables.
The text below describes how they are structured and how they should be used.

Read the table row by row. Each row describes an operating step within the operating pro-
cedure.

The left-hand cell of each row (“Pre-requisites” column) lists all requirements necessary
for the operating step concerned to be performed before the action(s) in the central cell of
each row (“Activities” column) may be undertaken. Only those requirements necessary for
the specific operating step are listed. The following items are not included in the list:
¯ Generally speaking, the effects of previous operating steps
¯ Obvious requirements (e.g. “System switched on”)
¯ Messages or states which have no influence on the operating step

The central cell of each row (“Activities” column) contains the action(s) to be performed in
this operating step. In many cases, results occur without the user taking any action.

The right-hand cell in each row (“Effects” column) contains the effects of the specific ope-
rating step.

The cells for successive operating steps may be combined within any column. If required,
an operating table also includes additionally inserted rows with texts to facilitate orienta-
tion.

2.2.2 Phraseology, terms and key designations

In multi control lever mode, the information in the operating tables applies to each indivi-
dual propulsion arrangement. In single control lever mode, the information applies to the
SCL active shaft unless otherwise stated.

The symbols on the luminous pushbuttons and the designations used in the operating
tables are explained in tab. 2 (chap. 1.2.4.3).

“Press pushbutton” means: Press and release the pushbutton. Refer to tab. 3 in
chap. 1.2.4.3 for a definition of the terms “lit”, “dark”, “flash” and “go out”.

If the pulsating frequency of the buzzer is not stated in the operating tables, the buzzer is
pulsating slowly (neutral signalling). Rapid pulsation for alarm signalling is stated explicitly.

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2.3 Overview of operating procedures

The main operating procedures with RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B switched on (without the optio-
nal manual controller) are:
¯ Assuming initial command
¯ Transferring command (if slave control station(s) are available)
¯ Engaging/disengaging and changing speed
¯ Selecting/deselecting single control lever mode (SCL)
¯ Selecting/deselecting other operating modes (options)

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2.4 Switching the Remote Control System on

The operating voltage of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B can be switched on individually for each
propulsion arrangement.

Refer to the appropriate documentation (e.g. electrical system documentation)


for information about switching on the operating voltage.

Note: The operating table below applies to each propulsion arrangement individually.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


G Operating voltage for the → Switch on operating vol- On all control lever panels:
field automation level tage for RCS-5 FPP ♦ ITS performs power-on
(see fig. 1) switched on 01-03/B test
G Operating voltage for ♦ LCD background illumi-
RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B nation lit
switched off ♦ The pages indicating
software loading appear
on the LC graphic display
then the Overview
page appears
♦ The slave display flashes
on the LC propulsion
stage scale
General:
♦ No control lever panel is
in command
♦ No nominal engine
speed is set
♦ No nominal gear state is
set
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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
Case 1: Propulsion shaft not controlled in Local mode
---- ---- On the control lever panels
assuming initial command:
♦ Alarm pushbutton lit in
basic brightness
♦ SCL pushbutton lit in
basic brightness
♦ Command pushbutton
flashes slowly
♦ Buzzer sounds
On the other control lever
panels:
♦ All pushbuttons lit in
basic brightness
On the manual controller if
connected and assuming
initial command:
♦ Command pushbutton
flashes slowly
♦ Speed “Decrease” push-
button brightly lit
♦ All other pushbuttons lit
in basic brightness
♦ Buzzer sounds
On the manual controller if
connected but not assuming
initial command:
♦ Speed “Decrease” push-
button brightly lit
♦ All other pushbuttons lit
in basic brightness
>>

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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
Case 2: Propulsion shaft controlled in Local mode
---- ---- On all control lever panels:
♦ All pushbuttons lit in
basic brightness
On the manual controller if
connected:
♦ Speed “Decrease” push-
button brightly lit
♦ All other pushbuttons lit
in basic brightness

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2.5 Assuming initial command at a control lever panel

Initial command must be assumed separately for each propulsion arrangement.

Controls: Command pushbutton and control lever handle

Note: The operating table below applies to each propulsion arrangement individually.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


On the control lever panels On the control lever panel to ♦ Corresponding control
enabled for assuming initial assume command: lever panel is in com-
command: → Set control lever handle mand
G Command pushbutton to neutral position On the commanding control
flashes slowly → Press command lever panel:
G Buzzer sounds pushbutton ♦ Command pushbutton lit
♦ Buzzer is silenced
On the other control lever
panels enabled for assu-
ming initial command:
♦ Command pushbutton
goes out
♦ Buzzer is silenced

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2.6 Command transfer without the “parallel command transfer” option

Note: If the propulsion plant includes the “parallel command transfer” option
- The pre-requisites stated in the operating tables of this chapter must be ful-
filled on all propulsion shafts
- The activities described in the operating tables need only be performed on
one propulsion shaft
- The activities take effect on all propulsion shafts at the same time
An example (“assuming command”) is shown in chap. 2.7 in the form of a com-
plete operating table.

Note: The standard control lever “matching” requirement applies in this chapter. Infor-
mation in the operating tables pertaining to the control lever requirement must
be appropriately adapted when the plant is specifically configured for the “Neu-
tral” setting (see chap. 1.3.2.3).

2.6.1 Initiation by the inactive control station

2.6.1.1 Assuming command on a priority 1 or 2 target control station

Command transfer can be initiated at the inactive control station in one of two ways:
¯ Method 1: With the command pushbutton
¯ Method 2: With the function keys
The procedure is the same in both cases.

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Standard procedure

Controls: Either: Command pushbutton and control lever handle

Or: Function keys and control lever handle

Note: Unless otherwise stated, the information in the operating table below applies
separately to each propulsion shaft and to the SCL active shaft in SCL mode.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


Initiation -- method 1
On the commanding control On the target control lever ♦ (Depend on propulsion
lever panel: panel: stage settings; see table
G Command pushbutton lit → Press command rows below)
On the target control lever pushbutton
panel:
G Command pushbutton
dark
Initiation -- method 2
On the commanding control On the target control lever ♦ Consoles page
lever panel: panel: appears
G Command pushbutton lit → Select the Consoles
On the target control lever page on the LC graphic
panel: display
G Command pushbutton On the target control lever ♦ (Depend on propulsion
dark panel: stage settings; see table
→ On the Consoles page rows below)
move the cursor bar to
the line pertaining to the
target control lever panel
→ Press the Enter key
>>

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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
Continuation -- both methods
Possible situation: ---- On the target control lever
G Propulsion stages set dif- panel:
ferently on commanding ♦ Command pushbutton
and target control lever flashes rapidly
panels
On all control lever panels of
G Timeout has not expired the shaft concerned:
since command transfer
♦ A symbol (tick) flashes in
was initiated
front of the name of the
target control station on
the LCD Consoles
page
On the target control lever ----
panel:
→ Set propulsion stage to
match previously com-
manding control station
Possible situation in SCL ---- On the corresponding con-
mode: trol lever panel of the target
G Control lever handle of control station:
target control station not ♦ Command pushbutton
in neutral position on at flashes rapidly
least one SCL passive ♦ Operator prompt appears
shaft on the LC graphic display
G Timeout has not expired
On all control lever panels of
since command transfer
the shaft concerned:
was initiated
♦ A symbol (tick) flashes in
front of the name of the
target control station on
the LCD Consoles
page
On the appropriate control On the corresponding con-
lever panel of the target trol lever panel of the target
control station: control station:
→ Set control lever handle ♦ Command pushbutton
to neutral position goes out
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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
G Same propulsion stage ---- ♦ Control lever panel of the
set on commanding and target control station is in
target control lever command
panels On the target control lever
G Timeout has not expired panel:
since command transfer ♦ Command pushbutton lit
was initiated
♦ Slave display on propul-
In SCL mode: sion stage scale stops
G Control lever handle on flashing (becomes
target control station in master display)
neutral position on all On the previously comman-
SCL passive shafts ding control lever panel:
♦ Command pushbutton
goes out
♦ Buzzer sounds briefly (on
all shafts participating in
SCL mode)
♦ Master display on propul-
sion stage scale flashes
(becomes slave display)
On both control lever
panels:
♦ The symbol (tick) moves
from the name of the pre-
viously active control sta-
tion to the name of the
target control station on
the LCD Consoles
page

Note: Command transfer is aborted if propulsion stages still do not match when
timeout expires.

Note: Command transfer is aborted after an order-specifically adjustable period in


SCL mode if the control lever handle is not in the neutral position on at least
one SCL passive shaft.

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Aborting (command transfer with priority 1 or 2)

Note: The procedure applies to deliberate termination by the commanding control


lever panel only, not automatic termination by a timeout.

Control: Command pushbutton

Note: The information in the operating table below applies to the SCL active shaft in
SCL mode.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


G Command transfer was → Press command ♦ Command transfer abor-
initiated by the target pushbutton on the com- ted
control lever panel manding control lever On the target control lever
G Control lever require- panel panel:
ment not fulfilled ♦ Command pushbutton
State signalled as follows: goes out
G Command pushbutton On all control lever panels of
flashes on the target the shaft concerned:
control lever panel ♦ Flashing symbol (tick) on
G The symbol (tick) in front the LCD Consoles
of the name of the target page disappears
control station flashes on
the LCD Consoles
page on all control lever
panels of the shaft con-
cerned

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2.6.1.2 Requesting command on a priority 3 target control station

Command transfer can be initiated at the inactive control station in one of two ways:
¯ Method 1: With the command pushbutton
¯ Method 2: With the function keys
The procedure is the same in both cases.

Standard procedure

Controls: Either: Command pushbutton and control lever handle

Or: Function keys and control lever handle

Note: Unless otherwise stated, the information in the operating table below applies
separately to each propulsion shaft and to the SCL active shaft in SCL mode.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


Initiation -- method 1
On the commanding control On the target control lever On the commanding control
lever panel: panel: lever panel:
G Command pushbutton lit → Press command ♦ Buzzer sounds
On the target control lever pushbutton On the target control lever
panel: panel:
G Command pushbutton ♦ Command pushbutton
dark flashes slowly
>>

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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
Initiation -- method 2
On the commanding control On the target control lever ♦ Consoles page
lever panel: panel: appears
G Command pushbutton lit → Select the Consoles
On the target control lever page on the LC graphic
panel: display
G Command pushbutton On the target control lever On the commanding control
dark panel: lever panel:
→ On the Consoles page ♦ Buzzer sounds
move the cursor bar to On the target control lever
the line indicating the tar- panel:
get control lever panel
♦ A symbol (tick) flashes in
→ Press the Enter key front of the name of the
target control station on
the LCD Consoles
page
♦ Command pushbutton
flashes slowly
Continuation in both cases
G Timeout has not expired On the commanding control ♦ Consoles page
since command transfer lever panel: appears. A symbol (tick)
was initiated → Select the Consoles flashes in front of the
page on the LC graphic name of the target con-
display trol station requesting
command.
On the commanding control ♦ Buzzer is silenced
lever panel: ♦ (Other effects depend on
→ On the Consoles page propulsion stage set-
move the cursor bar to tings; see table rows
the line pertaining to the below)
target control station
requesting command
→ Press the Enter key
>>

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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
Possible situation: ---- On the target control lever
G Different propulsion panel:
stages set on the com- ♦ Command pushbutton
manding and target con- flashes rapidly
troll lever
l panels
l
On the target control lever ----
G Timeout has not expired panel:
since command transfer
→ Set propulsion stage to
was initiated
match commanding con-
trol station
Possible situation in SCL ---- On the SCL active control
mode: lever panel of the target
G Control lever handle of control station:
target control station not ♦ Command pushbutton
in neutral position on at flashes rapidly
least one SCL passive ♦ Operator prompt appears
shaft on the LC graphic display
G Ti
Timeoutt has
h nott expired
i d
On the appropriate control ----
since command transfer
lever panel of the target
was initiated
control station:
→ Set control lever handle
to neutral position
>>

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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
G Same propulsion stage ---- ♦ Control lever panel of the
set on commanding and target control station is in
target control lever command
panels On the target control lever
G Timeout has not expired panel:
since command transfer ♦ Command pushbutton lit
was initiated
♦ Slave display on the pro-
In SCL mode: pulsion stage scale stops
G Control lever handle of flashing (becomes
target control station in master display)
neutral position on all On the previously comman-
SCL passive shafts ding control lever panel:
♦ Command pushbutton
goes out
♦ Master display on the
propulsion stage scale
flashes (becomes slave
display)
On both control lever
panels:
♦ The (steady) symbol
(tick) moves from the
name of the previously
active control station to
the name of the target
control station on the
LCD Consoles page

Note: Command transfer is aborted if acknowledgement is not received and/or pro-


pulsion stages still do not match when timeout expires.

Note: Command transfer is aborted after an order-specifically adjustable period in


SCL mode if the control lever handle is not in the neutral position on at least
one SCL passive shaft.

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Aborting (command transfer with priority 3)

Note: The procedure applies to deliberate termination by the commanding control


lever panel only, not automatic termination by a timeout.

Control: Command pushbutton

Note: The information in the operating table below applies to the SCL active shaft in
SCL mode.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


G Command transfer was On the commanding control ♦ Command transfer abor-
initiated by the target lever panel: ted
control lever panel → Press command On the commanding control
G Command transfer has pushbutton lever panel:
not yet been acknowled- ♦ Buzzer is silenced
ged and/or the control
lever requirement is not On the target control lever
fulfilled on the comman- panel:
ding control lever panel ♦ Command pushbutton
goes out
State signalled as follows:
G Command pushbutton On all control lever panels of
flashes on the target the shaft concerned:
control lever panel ♦ Flashing symbol (tick) on
G The buzzer sounds on LCD Consoles page
the commanding control disappears
lever panel
G The symbol (tick) in front
of the name of the target
control station flashes on
the LCD Consoles
page on all control lever
panels of the shaft con-
cerned

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2.6.2 Initiation by the active control station

Standard procedure

Controls: Function keys

Note: Unless otherwise stated, the information in the operating table below applies
separately to each propulsion shaft and to the SCL active shaft in SCL mode.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


On the commanding control On the commanding control ♦ Consoles page
lever panel: lever panel: appears
G Command pushbutton lit → Select the Consoles
On the target control lever page on the LC graphic
panel: display
G Command pushbutton On the commanding control On the commanding control
dark lever panel: lever panel:
→ On the Consoles page ♦ The symbol (tick) flashes
move the cursor bar to in front of the name of
the line pertaining to the the target control station
target control station on the LCD Consoles
→ Press the Enter key page
On the target control lever
panel:
♦ Buzzer sounds
(on all shafts participa-
ting in SCL mode)
♦ Command pushbutton
flashes slowly
♦ The symbol (tick) flashes
in front of the name of
the target control station
on the LCD Consoles
page
G Timeout has not expired On the target control lever ♦ (Depend on propulsion
since command transfer panel: stage settings; see table
was initiated → Press command rows below)
pushbutton
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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
Possible situation: ---- On the target control lever
G Propulsion stages vary panel:
on commanding and tar- ♦ Command pushbutton
get control lever panels flashes rapidly
G Timeout has not expired On the target control lever ----
since command transfer panel:
was initiated
→ Set the propulsion stage
to match the comman-
ding control station
Possible situation in SCL ---- On the control lever panel of
mode: the SCL active shaft of the
G The control lever handle target control station:
is not in the neutral posi- ♦ Command pushbutton
tion on at least one SCL flashes rapidly
passive shaft ♦ Operator prompt appears
G Timeout has not expired on the LC graphic display
since
i command d transfer
t f
On the appropriate control ----
was initiated
lever panel of the target
control station:
→ Set control lever handle
to neutral position
>>

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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
G Same propulsion stage ---- ♦ Control lever panel of the
set on commanding and target control station is in
target control lever command
panels On the target control lever
G Timeout has not expired panel:
since command transfer ♦ Command pushbutton lit
was initiated
♦ Buzzer is silenced
In SCL mode: (on all shafts participa-
G Control lever handle in ting in SCL mode)
neutral position for all ♦ Slave display on the pro-
SCL passive shafts on pulsion stage scale stops
the target control station flashing (becomes
master display)
On the previously comman-
ding control lever panel:
♦ Command pushbutton
goes out
♦ Master display on the
propulsion stage scale
flashes (becomes slave
display)
On both control lever
panels:
♦ The (steady) symbol
(tick) moves from the
name of the previously
active control station to
the name of the target
control station on the
LCD Consoles page

Note: Command transfer is aborted if acknowledgement is not received and/or pro-


pulsion stages still do not match when timeout expires.

Note: Command transfer is aborted after an order-specifically adjustable period in


SCL mode if the control lever handle is not in the neutral position on at least
one SCL passive shaft.

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Aborting (transfer by the active control station)

Note: The procedure applies to deliberate termination by the commanding control


lever panel only, not automatic termination by a timeout.

Command transfer can be aborted at the active control station in one of two ways:
¯ Method 1: With the command pushbutton
¯ Method 2: With the function keys

Method 1

Control: Command pushbutton

Note: The information in the operating table below applies to the SCL active shaft in
SCL mode.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


G Command transfer was On the commanding control ♦ Command transfer abor-
initiated by the comman- lever panel: ted
ding control lever panel → Press command On the target control lever
G Command transfer has pushbutton panel:
not yet been acknowled- ♦ Command pushbutton
ged and/or control lever goes out
requirement is not fulfil-
led at the target control ♦ Buzzer is silenced
lever panel On all control lever panels of
State is indicated by the fol- the shaft concerned:
lowing signals: ♦ Flashing symbol (tick) on
G Command pushbutton the LCD Consoles
flashes on the target page disappears
control lever panel
G Buzzer sounds on the
target control lever panel
G The symbol (tick) in front
of the name of the target
control station flashes on
the LCD Consoles
page on all control lever
panels of the shaft con-
cerned

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Method 2

Controls: Function keys

Note: The information in the operating table below applies to the SCL active shaft in
SCL mode.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


G Command transfer was On the commanding control ♦ Consoles page
initiated by the comman- lever panel: appears
ding control lever panel → Select Consoles page
G Command transfer has on the LC graphic display
not yet been acknowled-
ged and/or control lever
requirement is not fulfil-
l d att the
led th target
t t control
t l
On the commanding control ♦ Command transfer abor-
lever panel
lever panel: ted
State is indicated by the fol- → On the Consoles page
On the target control lever
lowing signals: move the cursor bar to panel:
G Command pushbutton the line pertaining to the ♦ Command pushbutton
flashes on the target commanding control goes out
control lever panel station
♦ Buzzer is silenced
G Buzzer sounds on the → Press the Enter key
target control lever panel On all control lever panels of
G The symbol (tick) in front the shaft concerned:
of the name of the target ♦ Flashing symbol (tick) on
control station flashes on the LCD Consoles
the LCD Consoles page disappears
page on all control lever
panels of the shaft con-
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2.7 Command transfer with the “Parallel command transfer” option

Note: Chapter 2.7 does not apply if the propulsion plant is not equipped with the
“Parallel command transfer” option.

Note: This chapter only describes one method of command transfer (“Assuming com-
mand”). Refer to the note at the beginning of chap. 2.6.

Note: The standard control lever “matching” requirement applies in this chapter. Infor-
mation in the operating tables pertaining to the control lever requirement must
be appropriately adapted when the plant is specifically configured for the “Neu-
tral” setting (see chap. 1.3.2.3).

2.7.1 Initiation by the inactive control station

2.7.1.1 Assuming command on a priority 1 or 2 target control station

Command transfer can be initiated at the inactive control station in one of two ways:
¯ Method 1: With the command pushbutton
¯ Method 2: With the function keys
The procedure is the same in both cases.

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Standard procedure

Controls: Either: Command pushbutton and control lever handle

Or: Function keys and control lever handle

Note: Unless otherwise stated, the information in the operating table below applies
separately to each propulsion shaft and to the SCL active shaft in SCL mode.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


Initiation -- method 1
On all control lever panels On one of the control lever ♦ (Depend on propulsion
of the commanding control panels of the target control stage settings; see table
station: station: rows below)
G Command pushbutton lit → Press command
On all control lever panels pushbutton
of the target control station:
G Command pushbutton
dark
Initiation -- method 2
On all control lever panels On one of the control lever ♦ Consoles page
of the commanding control panels of the target control appears
station: station:
G Command pushbutton lit → Select the Consoles
On all control lever panels page on the LC graphic
of the target control station: display
G Command pushbutton On the control lever panel of ♦ (Depend on propulsion
dark the target control station: stage settings; see table
→ On the Consoles page rows below)
move the cursor bar to
the line pertaining to the
target control station
→ Press the Enter key
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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
Continuation in both cases
Possible situation: ---- On the target control lever
G Different propulsion panel of all propulsion shafts:
stages set on the com- ♦ Command pushbutton
manding and target con- flashes rapidly
trol stations on at least On all control lever panels of
one propulsion shaft the shaft concerned:
G Timeout has not expired ♦ A symbol (tick) flashes in
since command transfer front of the name of the
was initiated target control station on
the LCD Consoles
page
On the target control lever ----
panel of the propulsion
shaft(s) concerned:
→ Set the propulsion stage
to match the comman-
ding control station
Possible situation in SCL ---- On the SCL active control
mode: lever panel of the target
G The control lever handle control station:
is not in the neutral posi- ♦ Command pushbutton
tion on the target control flashes rapidly
station of at least one ♦ Operator prompt appears
SCL passive shaft on the LC graphic display
G Timeout has not expired On all control lever panels of
since command transfer the shaft concerned:
was initiated
♦ A symbol (tick) flashes in
front of the name of the
target control station on
the LCD Consoles
page
On the appropriate control ----
lever panel of the target
control station:
→ Set control lever handle
to neutral position
>>

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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
G Timeout has not expired ---- ♦ The control lever panel of
since command transfer the target control station
was initiated is in command of each
Without SCL mode: propulsion shaft
G The same propulsion On all control lever panels of
stage is set at the com- the target control station:
manding and target con- ♦ Command pushbutton lit
trol stations on each pro- ♦ Slave display on the pro-
pulsion shaft pulsion stage scale stops
With SCL mode: flashing (becomes
G The control lever handle master display)
is in the neutral position On all control lever panels of
on the target control sta- the previously commanding
tion on all SCL passive control station:
shafts ♦ Command pushbutton
goes out
♦ Buzzer sounds briefly
♦ Master display flashes on
the propulsion stage
scale (becomes slave
display)
On all control lever panels:
♦ The symbol (tick) moves
from the name of the pre-
viously active control sta-
tion to the name of the
target control station on
the LCD Consoles
page

Note: Command transfer is aborted for all shafts if propulsion stages still do not
match on at least one remotely-controlled propulsion shaft when timeout
expires.

Note: Command transfer is aborted after an order-specifically adjustable period in


SCL mode if the control lever handle is not in the neutral position on at least
one SCL passive shaft.

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Aborting (command transfer with priority 1 or 2)

Note: The procedure applies to deliberate termination by the commanding control


lever panel only, not automatic termination by a timeout.

Control: Command pushbutton

Note: The information in the operating table below applies to the SCL active shaft in
SCL mode.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


G Command transfer was On one of the control lever ♦ Command transfer abor-
initiated at the target panels of the commanding ted
control station control station: ♦ Flashing command
G Control lever require- → Press command pushbutton(s) on the tar-
ment not fulfilled on at pushbutton get control station go(es)
least one propulsion out
shaft ♦ Flashing symbol (tick) on
State is indicated by the fol- the LCD Consoles
lowing signals: page disappears
G Command pushbutton
flashes at least on the
target control lever panel
of the propulsion shaft
which has initiated com-
mand transfer
G The symbol (tick) in front
of the name of the target
control station flashes on
the LCD Consoles
page on all control lever
panels of the plant

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2.8 Engaging/disengaging and changing speed


(without special operating modes, e.g. Trolling mode)

Note: Do not leave the control lever handle between locking positions during en-
gaging/disengaging procedures (undefined clutch setting)!

2.8.1 Engaging ahead

Control: Control lever handle

Note: Unless otherwise stated, the information in the operating table below applies to
the SCL active shaft in SCL mode.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


G Engine speed in engage- On the commanding control ♦ LC propulsion stage
ment window (approx. lever panel: scale indicates “Engage
idling speed) → Move control lever ahead” (see fig. 24)
G Gear disengaged handle to “Engage ♦ Gear is engaged ahead
On the commanding control ahead” lock (on all shafts participa-
lever panel: ting in SCL mode)
G Command pushbutton lit
G Control lever handle in
neutral position

9 9

7 7

5 5

3 3

1 1

0 0

1 1

3 3

5 5

Fig. 24 : Control lever handle in neutral position; LC propulsion stage scale display for neutral setting and
“Engage ahead” command

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2.8.2 Increasing forward thrust with the gear engaged ahead

Control: Control lever handle

Note: Unless otherwise stated, the information in the operating table below applies to
the SCL active shaft in SCL mode.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


G Engine running On the commanding control ♦ Engine speed increases
G Gear engaged ahead lever panel: (on all shafts participa-
ting in SCL mode)
On the commanding control → Incline control lever
lever panel: handle further away from ♦ LC propulsion stage
keypad (cf fig. 25) scale indicates accor-
G Command pushbutton lit
dingly
Possible situation on the ---- ♦ Engine running at maxi-
commanding control lever mum speed (on all shafts
panel: participating in SCL
G Control lever handle in mode)
maximum setting “full ♦ LC propulsion stage
ahead” (see fig. 25) scale indicates accor-
dingly (see fig. 25)

9 9

7 7

5 5

3 3

1 1

0 0

1 1

3 3

5 5

Fig. 25 : LC propulsion stage scale display indicating medium forward thrust and “Full ahead”,
control lever handle set to “Full ahead”

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2.8.3 Decreasing forward thrust with the gear engaged ahead

Control: Control lever handle

Note: Unless otherwise stated, the information in the operating table below applies to
the SCL active shaft in SCL mode.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


G Engine running On the commanding control ♦ Engine speed decreases
G Gear engaged ahead lever panel: (on all shafts participa-
ting in SCL mode)
On the commanding control → Incline control lever
lever panel: handle further towards ♦ LC propulsion stage
keypad (not beyond scale indicates accor-
G Command pushbutton lit
“Engage ahead” lock) dingly (see fig. 26)

9 9

7 7

5 5

3 3

1 1

0 0

1 1

3 3

5 5

Fig. 26 : Control lever handle set to “Full ahead”; LC propulsion stage scale display indicating “Full
ahead” and medium forward thrust

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2.8.4 Disengaging with the gear engaged ahead

Control: Control lever handle

Note: Unless otherwise stated, the information in the operating table below applies to
the SCL active shaft in SCL mode.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


G Engine running On the commanding control ♦ Engine speed drops (on
G Gear engaged ahead lever panel: all shafts participating in
SCL mode)
On the commanding control → Move control lever
lever panel: handle to neutral position ♦ LC propulsion stage
scale indicates “Disen-
G Command pushbutton lit
gagement” (see fig. 27)

Normal case: ---- ♦ Gear is disengaged (on


G Engine speed in disen- all shafts participating in
gagement window SCL mode)
(approx. idling speed)
Special case:
G Engine speed still not in
disengagement window
after a certain period has
elapsed

9 9 9

7 7 7

5 5 5

3 3 3

1 1 1

0 0 0

1 1 1

3 3 3

5 5 5

Fig. 27 : LC propulsion stage scale display before and after the “Disengage” command from the “Ahead”
setting; control lever handle in neutral position

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2.8.5 Engaging astern

Control: Control lever handle

Note: Unless otherwise stated, the information in the operating table below applies to
the SCL active shaft in SCL mode.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


G Engine speed in engage- On the commanding control ♦ LC propulsion stage
ment window (approx. lever panel: scale indicates “Engage
idling speed) → Move control lever astern” (see fig. 28)
G Gear disengaged handle to “Engage ♦ Gear is engaged astern
On the commanding control astern” lock (on all shafts participa-
lever panel: ting in SCL mode)
G Command pushbutton lit
G Control lever handle in
neutral position

9 9

7 7

5 5

3 3

1 1

0 0

1 1

3 3

5 5

Fig. 28 : Control lever handle in neutral position; LC propulsion stage scale display for neutral setting and
“Engage astern” command

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2.8.6 Increasing reverse thrust with the gear engaged astern

Control: Control lever handle

Note: Unless otherwise stated, the information in the operating table below applies to
the SCL active shaft in SCL mode.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


G Engine running On the commanding control ♦ Engine speed increases
G Gear engaged astern lever panel: (on all shafts participa-
ting in SCL mode)
On the commanding control → Incline control lever
lever panel: handle further towards ♦ LC propulsion stage
keypad (cf fig. 29) scale indicates accor-
G Command pushbutton lit
dingly
Possible situation on the ---- ♦ Engine running at maxi-
commanding control lever mum permissible speed
panel: astern (on all shafts parti-
G Control lever handle in cipating in SCL mode)
maximum setting “full ♦ LC propulsion stage
astern” (see fig. 29) scale indicates accor-
dingly (see fig. 29)

9 9

7 7

5 5

3 3

1 1

0 0

1 1

3 3

5 5

Fig. 29 : LC propulsion stage scale display indicating medium reverse thrust and “Full astern”;
control lever handle set to “Full astern”

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2.8.7 Decreasing reverse thrust with the gear engaged astern

Control: Control lever handle

Note: Unless otherwise stated, the information in the operating table below applies to
the SCL active shaft in SCL mode.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


G Engine running On the commanding control ♦ Engine speed decreases
G Gear engaged astern lever panel: (on all shafts participa-
ting in SCL mode
On the commanding control → Incline control lever
lever panel: handle further away from ♦ LC propulsion stage
keypad (not beyond scale indicates accor-
G Command pushbutton lit
“Engage astern” lock) dingly (see fig. 30)

9 9

7 7

5 5

3 3

1 1

0 0

1 1

3 3

5 5

Fig. 30 : Control lever handle set to “Full astern”; LC propulsion stage scale display indicating “Full
astern” and medium reverse thrust

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2.8.8 Disengaging with the gear engaged astern

Control: Control lever handle

Note: Unless otherwise stated, the information in the operating table below applies to
the SCL active shaft in SCL mode.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


G Engine running On the commanding control ♦ Engine speed drops (on
G Gear engaged astern lever panel: all shafts participating in
SCL mode)
On the commanding control → Move control lever
lever panel: handle to neutral position ♦ LC propulsion stage
scale indicates “Disen-
G Command pushbutton lit
gage” (see fig. 31)

Normal case: ---- ♦ Gear is disengaged


G Engine speed in dis- (on all shafts participa-
engagement window ting in SCL mode)
(approx. idling speed)
Special case:
G Engine speed still not
disengagement window
after a certain period has
elapsed

9 9 9

7 7 7

5 5 5

3 3 3

1 1 1

0 0 0

1 1 1

3 3 3

5 5 5

Fig. 31 : LC propulsion stage scale display before and after the “Disengage” command from the “Astern”
setting; control lever handle in the neutral position

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2.9 Single control lever mode (SCL mode)

2.9.1 Selecting single control lever mode

Single control lever mode can be initiated at the active control station in one of two ways:
¯ Method 1: With the SCL pushbutton
¯ Method 2: With the function keys (Consoles page)
The sequence of operations is identical in both cases; method 1 is described here.

Controls: SCL pushbutton and control lever handle

Note: The operating table below is formulated for a plant with several control stations.
The relevant information still applies by analogy if only one control station is
installed.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


G SCL pushbutton dark on Shaft to become SCL active: SCL active shaft:
all control lever panels → Press SCL pushbutton ♦ SCL pushbutton lit on all
G None of the desired part- on commanding control control lever panels
ner shafts in Local mode lever panel ♦ Commanding control
G Same control station in lever panel controls all
command of all desired shafts which can partici-
partner shafts (so-called pate in SCL mode
active control station) Partner shaft(s):
G Command transfer not in ♦ SCL pushbutton lit on all
progress control lever panels
G Special operating modes ♦ Command pushbutton
(options) either selected goes out on the pre-
or deselected for all de- viously commanding con-
sired partner shafts trol lever panel
G None of the cases apply ♦ Shaft participates in
which would lead RCS to single control lever mode
automatically cancel SCL (for the next four
mode (see end of chap. seconds at least)
1.3.4)
♦ Propulsion stage setting
of this control lever panel
is ignored by RCS (for
the next four seconds at
least)
>>

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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
Case 1: All partner shafts which fulfill the stipulated requirements participate in SCL
mode immediately
On all shafts to become ---- ♦ Single control lever mode
SCL passive: has been successfully
G Control lever handle on selected for all desired
active control station in shafts: Engine speeds
neutral position and gear settings are
determined by the SCL
active control lever panel
Case 2: Not all partner shafts which fulfill the stipulated requirements participate in
SCL mode immediately
On at least one shaft which Corresponding partner Corresponding partner
can become SCL passive: shaft(s): shaft(s):
G Control lever handle on → Move control lever ♦ Corresponding partner
active control console handle on active control shaft(s) participate(s) in
not in neutral position station to neutral position single control lever mode
G Less than four seconds passively:
have elapsed since SCL Engine speed and gear
pushbutton was pressed settings are determined
by the SCL active control
lever panel
Possible situation on at least ---- Corresponding partner
one shaft which can shaft(s):
become SCL passive: ♦ SCL pushbutton goes out
G Control lever handle on on all control lever
active control station not panels
in neutral position ♦ Command pushbutton lit
G Four seconds have on control lever panel of
elapsed since SCL active control console
pushbutton was pressed ♦ Shaft no longer partici-
pates in single control
lever mode
>>

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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
Possible situation: ---- ♦ Single control lever mode
G Control lever handle on not selected
active control console of Shaft which was to become
all shafts which can SCL active:
become SCL passive not ♦ SCL pushbutton goes out
in neutral position on all control lever
G Four seconds have panels
elapsed since SCL ♦ Buzzer sounds briefly on
pushbutton was pressed the commanding control
lever panel
All corresponding partner
shafts:
♦ SCL pushbutton goes out
on all control lever
panels
♦ Command pushbutton lit
on control lever panel of
active control station

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2.9.2 Deselecting single control lever mode for an SCL passive propulsion
shaft

Control: Control lever handle

Note: The operating table below is formulated for a plant with several control stations.
The relevant information still applies by analogy if only one control station is
installed.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


Corresponding SCL passive Corresponding SCL passive Corresponding SCL passive
shaft: shaft: shaft:
G SCL pushbutton lit on all → Move control lever ♦ SCL pushbutton goes out
control lever panels handle on active control on all control lever
G Command pushbutton station out of neutral panels
dark on all control lever position ♦ Command pushbutton lit
panels on active control station
SCL active shaft: ♦ Control lever panel on
G SCL pushbutton lit on all active control station
control lever panels controls shaft concerned

Possible situation: ---- Previously SCL active shaft:


G No partner shaft partici- ♦ SCL pushbutton goes out
pates in single control on all control lever
lever mode panels
♦ Buzzer sounds briefly
♦ Commanding control
lever panel only controls
shaft concerned

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2.9.3 Deselecting single control lever mode for all propulsion shafts

Single control lever mode can be deselected at the active control station in one of two
ways:
¯ Method 1: With the SCL pushbutton
¯ Method 2: With the function keys (Consoles page)
The sequence of operations is identical in both cases; method 1 is described here.

Controls: SCL pushbutton and possibly control lever handle

Note: The operating table below is formulated for a plant with several control stations.
The relevant information still applies by analogy if only one control station is
installed.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


SCL passive shaft(s): SCL active shaft: ♦ (Depend on current gear
G SCL pushbutton lit on all → Press SCL pushbutton state and propulsion
control lever panels on active control station stage setting)
G Command pushbutton
dark on all control lever
panels
SCL active shaft:
G SCL pushbutton lit on all
control lever panels
Case 1: ---- Corresponding SCL passive
G Gear disengaged on shaft(s):
SCL passive shaft ♦ SCL pushbutton goes out
on all control lever
panels
♦ Command pushbutton lit
on active control station
♦ Control lever panel on
active control station
controls shaft concerned
>>

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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
Case 2: ---- Corresponding SCL passive
G Gear engaged on SCL shaft:
passive shaft ♦ SCL pushbutton flashes
G Control lever handle on rapidly on all control
active control station of lever panels
SCL passive shaft in ♦ Buzzer sounds on active
neutral position control station
SCL active shaft:
♦ SCL pushbutton flashes
slowly on all control lever
panels
Corresponding SCL passive Corresponding SCL passive
shaft(s): shaft:
→ Move control lever ♦ SCL pushbutton goes out
handle out of neutral on all control lever
position on active control panels
station ♦ Command pushbutton lit
on active control station
♦ Buzzer is silenced
♦ Control lever panel of
active control station
controls shaft concerned
G No partner shaft partici- ---- Previously SCL active shaft:
pating in single control ♦ SCL pushbutton goes out
lever mode on all control lever
panels
♦ Buzzer sounds briefly
♦ Commanding control
lever panel controls shaft
concerned only

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2.10 Using the warm-up function

Controls: Either: Function keys and control lever handle

Or: Command pushbutton and control lever handle

Vessel may be damaged if this function is used incorrectly!


The warm-up function may be used when the vessel is in its
moorings. The vessel may be damaged if the gear is engaged
and the speed increased due to operator error.
CAUTION Therefore: Strictly adhere to the correct operating sequence!

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


Possible situation: → Move control lever ♦ Engine speed drops to
G Control lever handle on handle to neutral position idling speed
the commanding control on commanding control ♦ Gear is disengaged
lever panel not in neutral lever panel
position
Method 1 for initiating
On the commanding control On the commanding control ♦ Modes page appears
lever panel: lever panel:
G Command pushbutton lit → Select the Modes page
G SCL pushbutton dark on the LC graphic display
G No tick to the left of On the commanding control ♦ A tick appears on the left
“WARM UP” on the lever panel: next to “WARM UP” on
Modes page → Move the cursor to the Modes page
G Control lever handle in “WARM UP” on the ♦ “WARM UP” appears on
neutral position Modes page the Overview page in
G Gear is disengaged → Press the Enter key the fourth line
♦ The warm-up function is
activated
>>

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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
Method 2 for initiating
On the commanding control On the commanding control ♦ Gear is not engaged
lever panel: lever panel: ♦ “WARM UP” appears on
G Command pushbutton lit → Press and hold down the the Overview page in
G SCL pushbutton dark command pushbutton the fourth line
→ Move control lever ♦ Warm-up function is
handle to “Engage activated
ahead” lock
---- → Release the command ----
pushbutton
Continuation of both methods

High engine loading possible!


The engine is not running under load. Suddenly adjusting the
control lever handle to the stop may lead to emergency shutdown
due to overspeeding.
DANGER Therefore: Adjust the control lever handle gradually!
G Engine running at idlingOn the commanding control ♦ Gear remains disen-
speed lever panel: gaged
On the commanding control → Incline the control lever ♦ Engine speed increases
lever panel: handle past the “Engage ♦ LC propulsion stage
G “WARM UP” displayed ahead” lock towards scale does not indicate
on the Overview page “Ahead” “Engagement” (triangle)
♦ LC propulsion stage
scale indicates increa-
sing speed
On the commanding control On the commanding control ♦ Engine speed drops to
lever panel: lever panel: idling speed
G Control lever handle not → Move control lever ♦ LC propulsion stage
in neutral position handle to neutral position scale indicates “Disenga-
gement”
♦ “WARM UP” disappears
on the Overview page
♦ Warm-up function is
deactivated

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2.11 Optional operating modes

Depending on the features of the Remote Control System, the optional operating modes
may be selected and deselected in one of two ways:
¯ Method 1: With the pushbuttons on the control panel (PAN)
¯ Method 2: With the function keys (Modes page)
The sequence of operations is identical in both cases; method 2 is described here.

2.11.1 Selecting an operating mode

Controls: Function keys

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


On the commanding control On the commanding control ♦ Modes page appears
lever panel: lever panel:
G Command pushbutton lit → Select the Modes page
on the LC graphic display
G No symbol (tick) next to On the commanding control ♦ A symbol (tick) appears
the name of the desired lever panel: to the left of the name of
operating mode on the → Move the cursor bar to the active operating
Modes page the name of the desired mode on the Modes
G (Pre-requisites for engine operating mode on the page
and gear depend on the Modes page ♦ (Other effects depend on
desired operating mode) → Press the Enter key the active operating
G (Restrictions concerning mode)
simultaneous operation
in SCL mode depend on
the desired operating
mode)

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2.11.2 Deselecting an operating mode

Controls: Function keys

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


On the commanding control On the commanding control ♦ Modes page appears
lever panel: lever panel:
G Command pushbutton lit → Select the Modes page
on the LC graphic display
G A symbol (tick) is dis- On the commanding control ♦ The symbol (tick) next to
played next to the name lever panel: the name of the deselec-
of the operating mode to → Move the cursor bar to ted operating mode
be deselected on the the name of the opera- disappears on the
Modes page ting mode to be deselec- Modes page
G (Other engine and gear ted on the Modes page ♦ (Other effects depend on
pre-requisites depend on → Press the Enter key the deselected operating
the desired operating mode)
mode)

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2.11.3 Example: Selecting Trolling mode

Controls: Function keys

Note: Unless otherwise stated, the information in the operating table below applies to
the SCL active shaft in SCL mode.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


On the commanding control On the commanding control ♦ Modes page appears
lever panel: lever panel:
G Command pushbutton lit → Select the Modes page
on the LC graphic display
G No symbol (tick) next to On the commanding control ♦ A symbol (tick) appears
“TROLLING” on the lever panel: on the left next to “TROL-
Modes page → Move the cursor bar to LING” on the Modes
“TROLLING” on the page
Modes page ♦ An arrow appears in the
→ Press the Enter key gear symbol on the
Overview page
Possible situation: → Move control lever ♦ Engine speed drops to
G Control lever handle on handle on commanding idling speed (on all shafts
commanding control control lever panel to participating in SCL
lever panel not in neutral neutral position mode)
position ♦ Gear is disengaged (on
all shafts participating in
SCL mode)
G Control lever handle on ---- ♦ Trolling mode active (on
commanding control all shafts participating in
lever panel in neutral SCL mode)
position ♦ Engine speed is slightly
G Gear disengaged faster than idling speed
(see fig. 21; on all shafts
participating in SCL
mode)

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2.11.4 Example: Deselecting trolling mode

Controls: Function keys

Note: Unless otherwise stated, the information in the operating table below applies to
the SCL active shaft in SCL mode.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


On the commanding control On the commanding control ♦ Modes page appears
lever panel: lever panel:
G Command pushbutton lit → Select the Modes page
on the LC graphic display
G A symbol (tick) is dis- On the commanding control ----
played on the left next to lever panel:
“TROLLING” on the → Move the cursor bar to
Modes page “TROLLING” on the
Modes page
→ Press the Enter key
Possible situation: ---- ♦ “TROLLING” flashes on
G C
Control lever handle on the Modes page
commanding control On the commanding control ♦ Engine speed drops to
lever panel not in neutral lever panel: idling speed (on all shafts
position participating in SCL
→ Move control lever
handle to neutral position mode)
♦ Gear is disengaged (on
all shafts participating in
SCL mode)
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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
G Control lever handle on ---- ♦ The symbol (tick) on the
commanding control left next to “TROLLING”
lever panel in neutral disappears on the
position Modes page
G Gear is disengaged ♦ The arrow disappears
from the gear symbol on
the Overview page
♦ Trolling mode is deacti-
vated (on all shafts parti-
cipating in SCL mode)

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2.12 Changing between Remote control and Local mode

Local mode can be selected at any time irrespectively of the operating state of the
Remote Control System

2.12.1 Selecting Local mode during multi control lever mode

Note: The operating table below applies to each propulsion arrangement individually.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects

Control lever panel out of operation!


The control lever panel has no use as a control unit in Local
mode. Therefore:
Always request permission from the commanding officer prior to
DANGER selecting Local mode!
G Command pushbutton lit On the Local Control Unit: ♦ Command pushbutton
on commanding control → Select Local mode goes out
lever panel ♦ Buzzer sounds briefly on
the commanding control
lever panel
♦ RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B set-
tings are ignored by the
Engine and Gear Control
Units
♦ Local controls take effect

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2.12.2 Selecting Local mode on an SCL passive shaft in SCL mode

Pre-requisites Activities Effects

Control lever panel out of operation!


The control lever panel has no use as a control unit in Local
mode. Therefore:
Always request permission from the commanding officer prior to
DANGER selecting Local mode!
SCL passive shaft: On the Local Control Unit: ♦ SCL mode is cancelled
G SCL pushbutton lit on all → Select Local mode for this shaft
control lever panels ♦ SCL pushbutton goes out
G Command pushbutton on all control lever
dark on all control lever panels
panels ♦ RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B set-
tings are ignored by
Engine and Gear Control
Units
♦ Local controls take effect
Possible situation: ---- Previously SCL active shaft:
G No partner shaft partici- ♦ SCL pushbutton goes out
pating in single control on all control lever
lever mode panels
♦ Commanding control
lever panel only controls
shaft concerned

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2.12.3 Selecting Local mode on an SCL active shaft in SCL mode

Pre-requisites Activities Effects

Control lever panel out of operation!


The control lever panel has no use as a control unit in Local
mode. Therefore:
Always request permission from the commanding officer prior to
DANGER selecting Local mode!
SCL active shaft: On the Local Control Unit: General:
G SCL pushbutton lit on all → Select Local mode ♦ SCL mode is cancelled
control lever panels for all shafts
G Command pushbutton lit Previously SCL active shaft:
on commanding control ♦ SCL pushbutton goes out
lever panel on all control lever
SCL passive shaft(s): panels
G SCL pushbutton lit on all ♦ RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B set-
control lever panels tings are ignored by
G Command pushbutton Engine and Gear Control
dark on all control lever Units
panels ♦ Local controls take effect
Previously SCL passive
shaft(s):
♦ SCL pushbutton goes out
on all non-active control
stations
♦ SCL pushbutton flashes
rapidly on active control
station
♦ Buzzer sounds on active
control station
♦ RCS transmits last nomi-
nal engine speed of SCL
active shaft to Engine
Control Unit (“frozen”)
♦ RCS transmits last nomi-
nal gear setting of SCL
active shaft to Gear Con-
trol Unit (“frozen”)
>>

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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
---- SCL passive shaft(s): On the active control station
→ Move control lever of the corresponding SCL
handle out of neutral passive shaft(s):
position on active control ♦ SCL pushbutton goes out
station ♦ Buzzer is silenced
♦ Command pushbutton lit
♦ Nominal engine speed
set according to propul-
sion stage
♦ Nominal gear state set
according to propulsion
stage

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2.12.4 Deselecting Local mode

Controls: Command pushbutton and control lever handle

Note: The operating table below applies to each propulsion arrangement individually.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


G Shaft controlled in Local On the Local Control Unit: On the control lever panels
mode → Deselect Local mode enabled for assuming initial
G RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B command:
ready for operation ♦ Command pushbutton
G If combined alarm active: flashes
From category 1 only (cf ♦ Buzzer sounds
tab. 18 on page 61) General:
♦ No control lever panel is
in command
♦ Local controls remain
effective on MDEC
system
♦ Local controls are no lon-
ger effective on ECS-Uni
system
---- On the control lever panel to ♦ Corresponding control
assume command: lever panel is in com-
→ Move control lever mand
handle to neutral position On the commanding control
→ Press command lever panel:
pushbutton ♦ Command pushbutton lit
♦ Buzzer is silenced
On all subordinate control
lever panels:
♦ Command pushbutton
goes out
♦ Buzzer is silenced
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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
Possible situation: If local setting is to be ♦ (Before delay time
G Set propulsion stage assumed: expires: None)
“Neutral” does not match → Adjust the control lever
the last local setting handle on the comman-
G Delay time (2 seconds) ding control lever panel
has not expired since such that the propulsion
command pushbutton stage corresponds to the
was pressed last local setting
G Delay time has expired ---- ♦ Control lever handle set-
since command ting on commanding con-
pushbutton was pressed trol lever panel determi-
nes gear state and
engine speed

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2.13 Performing a lamp test

Controls: Function keys

Note: The operating table below applies to each control lever panel individually.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


Case 1: → Select Configuration ♦ Configuration page
G Configuration page page on LC graphic appears
not displayed on the LC display ♦ Cursor bar on DIMMING
graphic display ♦ The assignment of the
two function keys in the
middle is set to “bright-
ness adjustment”
→ Press the Enter key ♦ The assignment of the
two function keys in the
middle changes to “move
scroll bar”
Case 2: → Move the cursor bar to ♦ Cursor bar on LAMP
G Configuration page LAMP TEST TEST
displayed on the LC
graphic display
G Cursor bar not on LAMP
TEST
G Configuration page → Press the Enter key On the control lever panel:
displayed on the LC and hold it down until all ♦ All the segments in the
graphic display the results have been windows of the LC
G Cursor bar on LAMP checked course and propulsion
TEST stage scales are dis-
played
On the control lever panel:
♦ All rectangular push-
buttons light up in signal
brightness
♦ Spot LEDs of all rectan-
gular pushbuttons light
up

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2.14 Switching text language on the LC graphic display

Controls: Function keys

Note: The operating table below applies to each control lever panel individually.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


Case 1: → Select Configuration ♦ Configuration page
G Configuration page page on LC graphic appears
not displayed on the LC display ♦ Cursor bar on DIMMING
graphic display ♦ The assignment of the
two function keys in the
middle is set to “bright-
ness adjustment”
→ Press the Enter key ♦ The assignment of the
two function keys in the
middle changes to “move
scroll bar”
Case 2: → Move the cursor bar to ♦ Cursor bar on
G Configuration page LANGUAGE LANGUAGE
displayed on the LC
graphic display
G Cursor bar not on
LANGUAGE
G Configuration page → Press the Enter key ♦ Texts on all pages of the
displayed on the LC LC graphic display are
graphic display displayed in the other
G Cursor bar on available language
LANGUAGE

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2.15 Adjusting brightness and contrast

a) Neither “Dimming” nor “Contrast” b) “Dimming” function activated


activated

Fig. 32 : Assignment bar on the Configuration page changes for “Dimming” or “Contrast” functions

Controls: Function keys

Note: The operating table below applies either to each control lever panel individually
or all control lever panels on one control station depending on project configu-
ration.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


Case 1: → Select Configuration ♦ Configuration page
G Configuration page page on the LC graphic appears
not displayed on the LC display ♦ Cursor bar on DIMMING
graphic display ♦ The assignment of the
two function keys in the
middle is as shown in
fig. 32 b)
>>

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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
Case 2: → Move cursor bar to ♦ Cursor bar on DIMMING
G Configuration page DIMMING or CONTRAST or CONTRAST
displayed on the LC
graphic display → Press the Enter key ♦ The assignment of the
two function keys in the
G Cursor bar neither on
middle changes as
DIMMING nor
shown in fig. 32 b)
CONTRAST
To change brightness: To increase brightness: ♦ Luminous pushbutton
G Configuration page → Press the Higher key (control lever panel and
is displayed repeatedly or hold it PAN) and LCD back-
G Cursor bar on DIMMING down ground illumination
brightness is increased
G The two symbols in the To reduce brightness: or reduced
middle of the assignment → Press the Lower key
bar are as shown in ♦ Percentage value on the
repeatedly or hold it LC graphic display indi-
fig. 32 b) down cates the current setting
When the desired brightness ♦ The assignment of the
setting has been reached: two function keys in the
→ Press the Enter key middle changes as
shown in fig. 32 a)
To change contrast: To increase contrast: ♦ LCD contrast is
G Configuration page → Press the Higher key increased or reduced
displayed repeatedly or hold it ♦ Percentage value on the
G Cursor bar on down LC graphic display indi-
CONTRAST To reduce contrast: cates the current setting
G The two symbols in the → Press the Lower key
middle of the assignment repeatedly or hold it
bar are as shown in down
fig 32 b)
fig.
When the desired contrast ♦ The assignment of the
setting has been reached: two function keys in the
→ Press the Enter key middle changes as
shown in fig. 32 a)

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2.16 Responding to faults

2.16.1 First step: Defining the fault

If a fault occurs you should first of all compare the symptoms (illumination states of the
pushbuttons and LCDs on the control lever panels, buzzer sounding etc.) with the infor-
mation in the “Pre-requisites” column of the tables in the remaining sub-chapters of
chap. 2.16. Then follow the instructions in the appropriate operating table.

2.16.2 General: Checking alarm entries on the LC graphic display

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


---- → On the Overview page ♦ Alarm page appears
press key for Alarm
page
---- → On the Alarm page ♦ Notes sub-page
move the cursor bar to appears with detailed
the alarm entry to be information about the
checked alarm entry
→ Press the Enter key
and hold it down
---- → Release the Enter key ♦ Notes sub-page disap-
pears
♦ If alarm entry is flashing:
Alarm entry stops
flashing

2.16.3 Responses to combined alarms during multi control lever mode

Note: Refer to chap. 1.3.10.3 for information about possible combined alarm catego-
ries.

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2.16.3.1 Category 1 combined alarm

Controls: Alarm pushbutton and function keys

Note: The operating table below applies to the propulsion arrangement concerned.
Note: The operating table below is formulated for a plant with several control stations.
The relevant information still applies by analogy if only one control station is installed.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


G Alarm pushbutton → Press alarm pushbutton ♦ Buzzer is silenced on
flashes on commanding on commanding control commanding control
control lever panel lever panel (alarm ack- lever panel
G Alarm pushbutton lit on nowledgement) ♦ Propulsion shaft can still
all other control lever be controlled remotely
panels Case 1: Alarm signal still
G Buzzer sounds (rapid applied after acknowledge-
pulsating tone) on com- ment:
manding control lever ♦ Alarm pushbutton lit on
panel all control lever panels
G Other pushbuttons on
control lever panels do Case 2: Alarm signal no
not go out if they were lit; longer applied after
in particular: acknowledgement:
G Command pushbutton ♦ Alarm pushbutton goes
does not go out on com- out on all control lever
manding control lever panels
panel
---- → Press the key for the ♦ Alarm page appears
Alarm page on the
Overview page of the
commanding control
lever panel
→ Move the cursor bar to ♦ Notes sub-page
the flashing alarm entry appears with details of
on the Alarm page the alarm
→ Press the Enter key
and hold down
---- → Release the Enter key ♦ Notes sub-page disap-
→ Locate and rectify cause pears
of fault ♦ Alarm entry concerned
stops flashing

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2.16.3.2 Category 2 combined alarm caused by failure of the control lever panel
on a non-commanding slave control station

Controls: Alarm pushbutton and function keys

Note: The operating table below applies to the propulsion arrangement concerned.

Note: The operating table below is only relevant to a plant with several control sta-
tions.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


G Alarm pushbutton ---- ♦ Propulsion shaft can no
flashes on commanding longer be remotely-con-
control lever panel trolled by the affected
G Alarm pushbutton lit on control lever panel
all other control lever ♦ Propulsion shaft can still
panels (except possibly be remotely-controlled by
on the one concerned) the currently comman-
G Buzzer sounds (rapid ding control lever panel
pulsating tone) on com-
com
manding control lever → Press alarm pushbutton ♦ Alarm pushbutton lit on
panel on commanding control commanding control
lever panel (alarm lever panel
G Command pushbutton
acknowledgement) ♦ Buzzer is silenced on
does not go out on com-
manding control lever commanding control
panel lever panel

---- → Press the key for the ♦ Alarm page appears


Alarm page on the
Overview page of the
commanding control
lever panel
→ Move the cursor bar to ♦ Notes sub-page
the flashing alarm entry appears with details of
on the Alarm page the alarm
→ Press the Enter key
and hold down
---- → Release the Enter key ♦ Notes sub-page disap-
→ Locate and rectify cause pears
of fault ♦ Alarm entry concerned
stops flashing

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2.16.3.3 Category 2 combined alarm caused by failure of the control lever panel
on the commanding slave control station

Controls: Possibly alarm pushbutton, function keys


and/or local controls

Note: The operating table below applies to the propulsion arrangement concerned.

Note: The operating table below is only relevant to a plant with several control sta-
tions.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


G Alarm pushbutton ---- ♦ Engine and Gear Control
flashes on all control Units receive defined
lever panels (except pos- signals and respond
sibly on the one concer- appropriately
ned) ♦ No control lever panel is
G Buzzer sounds (rapid in command until further
pulsating tone) on all notice
control lever panels ♦ Propulsion shaft can no
(except possibly on the longer be remotely-con-
one concerned) trolled by the previously
G Command pushbutton commanding control
goes out on the com- lever panel
manding control lever
panel
G Command pushbutton
flashes on all other con-
trol lever panels
>>

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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
Method 1: Change control console, request detailed information about the alarm and
decide on how to proceed on this basis
---- On the control lever panel to On the control lever panel
assume command: which has just assumed
→ Move control lever command:
handle to neutral position ♦ Command pushbutton lit
→ Press command On the commanding control
pushbutton lever panel:
♦ Alarm pushbutton lit if still
possible
♦ Buzzer is silenced
On all other control lever
panels:
♦ Alarm pushbutton lit
♦ Buzzer is silenced
♦ Command pushbutton
goes out
---- On the control lever panel On the control lever panel
which has just assumed which has just assumed
command: command:
→ Press alarm pushbutton ♦ Alarm pushbutton lit
(alarm acknowledgement) ♦ Buzzer is silenced
---- On the control lever panel ♦ Alarm page appears
which has just assumed
command:
→ Press the key for the
Alarm page on the
Overview page
→ Move the cursor bar to ♦ Alarm entry concerned
the flashing alarm on the stops flashing
Alarm page ♦ Notes sub-page ap-
→ Press the Enter key pears with detailed infor-
and hold it down mation about the alarm
---- → Release the Enter key ♦ Notes sub-page disap-
pears
>>

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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
---- Depending on the informa- ♦ (See chap. 2.12)
tion about the alarm:
→ Select Local mode (see
chap. 2.12)
---- → Locate and rectify the ----
cause of the fault
Method 2: Acknowledge alarm and select Local mode immediately.
---- If alarm is raised on the cor- On the corresponding con-
responding control lever trol lever panel:
panel previously in com- ♦ Alarm pushbutton lit if still
mand: possible
→ Press alarm pushbutton ♦ Buzzer is silenced
here (alarm acknowled-
On all other control lever
gement)
panels:
♦ Alarm pushbutton lit
♦ Buzzer is silenced
♦ Command pushbutton
continues flashing
---- → Select Local mode (see ♦ (See chap. 2.12)
chap. 2.12)
---- → Locate and rectify the ----
cause of the fault

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2.16.3.4 Category 3 combined alarm caused by failure of the control lever panel
on the main control station

Controls: Possibly alarm pushbutton, local controls

Note: The operating table below applies to the propulsion arrangement concerned.

Note: The operating table below is only relevant to a plant with several control sta-
tions.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


On the commanding control ---- ♦ Engine and Gear Control
lever panel: Units receive defined
G Command pushbutton signals and respond
goes out appropriately
On the control lever panels ♦ Propulsion shaft can no
of all slave control stations: longer be controlled
remotely
G Alarm pushbutton
flashes On the control lever panels On the control lever panels
G Buzzer sounds (rapid of all slave control stations: of all slave control stations:
pulsating tone) → Press alarm pushbutton ♦ Alarm pushbutton lit
(alarm acknowledge- ♦ Buzzer is silenced
ment)
---- → Select Local mode (see ♦ (See chap. 2.12)
chap. 2.12)
---- → Locate and rectify the ----
cause of the fault

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2.16.3.5 Category 3 combined alarm caused by failure of another element vital to


remote control

Controls: Possibly alarm pushbutton, local controls

Note: The operating table below applies to the propulsion arrangement concerned.

Note: The operating table below is formulated for a plant with several control stations.
The relevant information still applies by analogy if only one control station is
installed.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


On the commanding control ---- ♦ Part of the propulsion
lever panel: shaft possibly cannot be
G Alarm pushbutton remotely controlled
flashes (depending on the type
G Buzzer sounds (rapid of fault)
pulsating
p g tone))
G Command pushbutton On the commanding control On the commanding control
does not go out lever panel: lever panel:
On all other control lever → Press alarm pushbutton ♦ Alarm pushbutton lit
panels: ♦ Buzzer is silenced
G Alarm pushbutton lit
---- → Select Local mode (see ♦ (See chap. 2.12)
chap. 2.12)
---- → Locate and rectify the ----
cause of the fault

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2.16.4 Special partial failure of control lever panels of one propulsion shaft

Note: The faults described in this chapter may occur in conjunction with combined
alarms (see chap. 2.16.3).

Note: Unless otherwise stated, the operating tables of this chapter apply to each pro-
pulsion arrangement individually.

Note: The operating tables in this chapter are formulated for a plant with several con-
trol stations. The activity “Command transfer” does not apply if only one control
station is installed.

2.16.4.1 Failure of electronic circuit A in the control lever panel of the main
control station

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


On the control lever panel of ---- If LCD failure is really
the main control station: caused by failure of electro-
G All pixels turn black on nic circuit A:
the LC graphic display ♦ Propulsion arrangement
If the control lever panel of can no longer participate
the main control station is in in SCL mode
command:
G Command pushbutton
does not go out

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2.16.4.2 Failure of electronic circuit A in the commanding control lever panel

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


On the commanding control Depending on plant and
lever panel: manoeuvre status:
G Command pushbutton Either ♦ (See chap. 2.6)
does not go out
→ Transfer command (see
G All pixels turn black on chap. 2.6)
the LC graphic display
Or On the affected control lever
→ Continue with redundant panel:
electronic circuit B ♦ Operating procedures
requiring the LC graphic
display can no longer be
executed
♦ Information on the LC
graphic display (e.g.
alarms) are no longer
visible
---- → Locate and rectify the ----
cause of the fault

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2.16.4.3 Failure of electronic circuit B in the commanding control lever panel

Pre-requisites Activities Effects


G Command pushbutton on Depending on plant and
the commanding control manoeuvre status:
l
lever panell d
does nott go
Either: ♦ (See chap. 2.6)
out
→ Transfer command (see
G All pixels disappear on
chap. 2.6)
the LC propulsion stage
scale Or: On the affected control lever
G All pushbuttons on exter- → Continue with redundant panel:
nal control unit (if instal- electronic circuit A ♦ Operating procedures
led) go out requiring the LC propul-
sion stage scale become
increasingly difficult
♦ Operating procedures on
an external control unit
are no longer possible
---- → Locate and rectify the ----
cause of the fault

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2.17 Switching the Remote Control System off

The operating voltage of RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B can be switched off independently of the
operating state of the propulsion plant and individually for each propulsion arrangement.

Refer to the appropriate documentation (e.g. electrical system documentation)


for information about switching off the operating voltage.

Note: The operating table below applies to each propulsion arrangement individually.

Pre-requisites Activities Effects

Control lever panel out of operation!


The control lever panel has no use as a control unit after switch-
ing off. Therefore:
Always request permission from the commanding officer prior to
DANGER switching off the Remote Control System!
G Operating voltage for ---- ----
RCS-5 FPP 01-03/B is
switched on
G Propulsion plant is no
longer to be controlled
remotely
Case 1: Propulsion arrangement under Local control
---- → Switch off operating vol- On all control lever panels:
tage for RCS-5 FPP ♦ LCD background illumi-
01-03/B nation goes out
♦ Contents of the LC pro-
pulsion stage scale and
LC graphic display disap-
pear
♦ Illumination of all push-
buttons goes out comple-
tely
♦ Spot LEDs in all pushbut-
tons go out
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Pre-requisites Activities Effects


>>
Case 2: Propulsion line is under Remote control
---- As required:
→ Switch over to Local ♦ (See chap. 2.12)
mode (see chap. 2.12)
→ Proceed as described for
case 1 in this table
Possible situation: On the commanding control ♦ Engine speed drops to
G Control lever handle on lever panel: idling speed
the commanding control → Move control lever ♦ Gear is disengaged
lever panel not in neutral handle to neutral position
position
G Engine running at idling → Switch off operating vol- On all control lever panels:
speed tage for RCS-5 FPP ♦ LCD background illumi-
G Gear is disengaged 01-03/B nation goes out
On the commanding control ♦ Contents of the LC pro-
lever panel: pulsion stage scale and
G Control lever handle in LC graphic display disap-
neutral position pear
♦ Illumination of all push-
buttons goes out comple-
tely
♦ Spot LEDs in all pushbut-
tons go out

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Page 151

A Control station priority settings

Table 20 is a blank priority matrix for your propulsion plant. Please enter the names and
respective priorities of the control stations. An example is shown in table 21.

Note: Control station no. 1 always represents the main control station for RCS.

Name of ship:
Target control station Commanding control station
Control station designa- Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
tion on this ship in RCS
1 ----

2 ----

3 ----

4 ----

5 ----

6 ----

7 ----

8 ----

Tab. 20 : Control station priority matrix

Target control station Commanding control station


Control station designa- Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
tion on this ship in RCS
Bridge 1 ---- 1 2 ---- ---- ---- ---- ----

Control room 2 3 ---- 2 ---- ---- ---- ---- ----

Quarter deck 3 4 3 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----

Tab. 21 : Example of a completed control station priority matrix

The example in tab. 21 reads as follows:


¯ Control station 1 has priority 1 over control station 2
and priority 2 over control station 3
¯ Control station 2 has priority 3 over control station 1
and priority 2 over control station 3
¯ Control station 3 has priority 4 over control station 1
and priority 3 over control station 2

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