Electronic incident board
Safety of life at sea
In the event of incidents like fire or collision damage, a fast and coordinated response is of life-saving importance. Increased workloads, limited support tools and a hectic environment increase the risk of delays and operator errors.
RH Marine developed the Rhodium Electronic Incident Board (EIB) application in close cooperation with first-class navies, knowledge centres, crews and training staff.
The Rhodium EIB application supports damage control management during emergency situations, and provides a faster and more accurate situational awareness.
When the EIB is interfaced with an AMCS system, the relevant sensor information will be displayed on the GAP. The different sensor types are arranged in separate layers (e.g. fire/smoke, water mist, doors/hatches, bilge levels, etcetera).
When a sensor information layer is switched off, then all sensors will be hidden except the sensors that are in alert state. These sensors will always be shown on the GAP, independent of the layer settings.
EIB enables all Damage Control personnel to work on the same digital incident board, reducing communication load between plotters and almost entirely eliminating the potential for incorrect and different damage control pictures at separate nodes.
The interface with an AMCS system allows for the EIB application, to execute certain actions automatically. When a fire detector is activated, the first stage of the fire symbol is plotted automatically in the compartment in question. The status of the fire symbol is automatically upgraded to a confirmed fire after a 3 minute timer.
In case of multiple incidents, it’s necessary for the operator to be able to manage the varying incidents in the right order and with the right priority. To help him/her with this task, everything related to a certain incident is grouped together.
This means that each incident has its own set of plot symbols attached to it. For each incident, the operator can configure the visible GAP and sensor layers. Each incident also has its own priority setting, to be adjusted by the operator.
The top 3 incidents are always shown on top of the menu. New incidents will appear at the top of the incident list.
System integrator and innovator
RH Marine is an established electrical and automation system integrator for customers operating globally in the defence, safety and security sectors. Working closely with navies and coastguard services worldwide we provide technical solutions that guarantee safe and secure operations at sea.
Every day we are innovating towards tomorrow’s electrical and automation systems and each day we take a step to improve this process. All of us have a passion for what we do. We happen to like integrating. We are RH Marine.