Figure 3-8.--1SB Ship's service switchboard.
Control and monitoring of the ship's service power
associated generator to equipment and zones fed by the
is accomplished by the various manual, remote, and
switchboard bus. Operated in parallel with either one
automatic control functions associated with the
or both of the other groups, power can be supplied to the
switchboards. In addition, the metering and indications
entire ship's service load.
used to maintain proper power plant performance give
the electrician on watch the status of the power plant at
any given time.
The distribution system is protected from damage
Power is produced by the GTGSs, inputted to the
by the various mechanical and electrical devices used to
switchboards through the generator circuit breakers, and
interrupt the flow of electricity, either by command or
distributed to the various ships loads via feeder breakers
automatically y, should a problem arise.
and load centers.