The Platform Management System (PMS) is an integrated vessel control and monitoring system, providing centralised management of sub-systems by means of a computer network. Access to the functions of the PMS is via a human-machine interface, using a graphical environment to display information effectively.
The PMS would typically provide the following functions :
The Platform Management System (PMS) provides centralised management of the following classical functions within the vessel :
Design and Architecture
The PMS implements a distributed hardware architecture ensuring a high level of reliability with redundancy at any level and freedom from any single point of failure, effective reconfiguration procedures and extensive BIT (Built-in Test). The PMS provides a flexible and modular architecture which interfaces to equipment manufactured by different suppliers, accommodates alternative versions of the installed equipment and allows improvements and updates to be incorporated during the service life of the platform. The PMS is based on an open systems architecture, facilitating ready integration of new sub-systems.
Typical Console for PMS using Flat-Panel Display
The PMS interfaces, either directly or indirectly, to the control circuitry of equipment, such as main engines, generators and pumps, allowing remote monitoring and control. A multi-level access control system is used to ensure responsible use of this powerful feature.
The PMS provides an interface to on-shore logistic support systems in the form of equipment usage statistics, fault finding logs and service intervals. This information can be used to determine optimal servicing of all major equipment. The PMS allows for the display of live video from unmanned machinery spaces, the flight deck, cargo holds and other remote areas.
The PMS utilises high-performance display technology to implement its human-machine interface. Information received from the various sub-systems is displayed in a user-friendly fashion. Dials and indicators are used to present information in a clear, easily understood way. Screens can easily be reconfigured to accommodate user preferences, equipment changes or upgrades.
PMS Rev. 3 2010-09-01