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Basic Control Engineering

The contents of the book have been adequately prepared to cater to the curricula for Marine Engineering cadets of the Third Semester and qualified Marine Engineer Officers up to the rank of a Chief Engineer. Hence this book may also be referred to while preparing for competency examinations and conversion or professional enhancement programs at the post-sea level.

The shipping industry has been growing in leaps and bounds over the past few decades. The answer to reduced manning, together with demanding operating schedules, has more often than not been automation. Hence the need of the hour for a seafarer is adequate knowledge of UMS environments, enhanced communication protocols and their supporting systems both ashore and onboard ships.

Often perceived as a complex and little-known subject in the curriculum for a budding marine engineer and qualified seafarer alike, it has always been a challenge to understand the intricacies of a technology that has made shipboard equipment more intelligent and reliable.

With over 40 years of first-hand experience by each of us in this mammoth industry, we have seen control elements, control and communication systems evolve from designs of the post 2nd World War era to the most sophisticated components and networks available today and soon, the study of autonomous ships would be in the curriculum, which makes us delve more into the new challenges of the shipping industry. It has indeed been a wonderful journey through time! These experiences have been our guiding light; they have prompted us to share our acquired knowledge with our counterparts and students in the international maritime industry.

Relevant extracts from SOLAS Regulations and other similar guidelines, have been included with permission; however, these must be used only for academic purposes. Relevant documents onboard ships must be referred to, for the purpose of complying with Classification Societies’ and other Statutory Requirements.

What do we cover in this eBook?

  • Basics of control technology
  • Introduction to Mathematical Modelling
  • Theory of Controllers
  • Sensing Elements and Transducers
  • Pneumatic Transmitters
  • Calibration & Maintenance of Control Elements
  • Actuators
  • Valve Positioners
  • Proportional and Servo Control Valves
  • Applications Onboard Ships

eBook Index

4 FREE Bonuses

Bonus 1: Instrumentation and control made easy – Sensors And Transducers On Ships Vol 1

  • Switches and Transducers
  • Temperature Measurement
  • Pressure Measurement
  • Level Measurement
  • Flow Measurement
  • Humidity Sensor
  • Smart Transmitters

Bonus 2: Instrumentation and control made easy – Maintenance of control components on ships Vol 3

  • The Importance of Having a Good Monitoring System
  • Getting the Best Out of a Control System Calibration
  • The Importance of Calibration
  • Important Terms used in Calibration
  • Important Formulae for Calibration Data Conversion
  • Calibration Under Controlled Conditions
  • Calibration Errors
  • Calibration Procedure for an Analog Linear
  • Calibration of an RTD
  • Calibration of a Thermocouple
  • Calibration of Pressure Transmitters of an I/P Converter
  • Calibration of a Smart Transmitter
  • PID Controller Tuning
  • Tuning a Pneumatic PID Controller
  • Maintenance of a Pneumatic Controller

Bonus 3: A Guide to Financial Planning For Seafarers


  • Future planning for seafarers
  • What happens to the money seafarers earn
  • Resolution and philosophy of savings and investment
  • Compulsories and mandatories
  • Savings and Investments
  • Investments in Companies
  • Mutual funds
  • Direct stock vs Equity mutual funds
  • Golden rules of investing
  • Life plan
  • Financial advice for Seniors
  • How to select funds
  • Keeping track of investments
  • Financial freedom
  • FAQ

Bonus 4: A Complete Guide to Travel Safety For Seafarers


  • How seafarers should do travel planning
  • Assessing the travel risk
  • Passport and IDs – Do’s and Don’ts
  • Currency and Credit Cards – Do’s and Don’ts
  • Important Emergency Information
  • Tackling Emergency situation
  • Tips for booking hotels
  • General precautions
  • Miscellaneous travel tips
  • Resources

Expert Authors

About The Author

Elstan A. Fernandez

  • Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK)
  • Member of Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square (USA)
  • Specialist in Marine Control Systems (USSR)
  • Member of Non Fiction Authors Association, USA
  • Certified International Maritime Trainer and Assessor
  • Founder Member of Indian Authors Association
  • Certified International Maritime Trainer and Assessor
  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Electrical Officer, Faculty for ETOs and Course Officer for Marine Electrical Practices, Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, Pune, India.
  • 40+ years of learning, hands-on and teaching experience in this field
  • Founder and
  • CEO and Co-Founder, Xiotas Technologies
  • Co-Founder ZEDKUAILZ Publishers
  • Head of Business Development and Operations, Solar Association
  • Chartered Engineer – Institution of Engineers (India)

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