EPCC provides control of the diesel generators and the
the control panel. The operating program is loaded,
during the boot process, from bubble memory cassettes
electrical distribution equipment. The ACC controls and
installed in a tape drive unit within the console. The
monitors 15 auxiliary subsystems. In the following
program is unique to each console housing a computer.
paragraphs, we will briefly discuss the operation of
these major consoles.
You have just read about CCS operations on the
DDG-51 class ships. Now let's take a look at the FFG-7
The PCC, located in the CCS, is the primary
FFG-7 CLASS CCS OPERATIONS
propulsion plant operating station on the FFG-7 class
On the FFG-7 class ships, the CCS is the main
ships. The PCC provides all the controls and indications
o p e r a t i n g station. Most of the engineering plant
required to startup and shutdown the propulsion system
machinery can be controlled and monitored from this
and its related auxiliaries. It also provides the controls
station. The CCS is designed for remote monitoring and
a n d indications to operate the PCS in either the
control of the engineering plant with a minimum of
programmed control mode or remote manual control
personnel. The major consoles of the engineering plant
mode. The PCC contains signal conditioning, logic,
on this class of ship are the PCC, the EPCC, and the
auxiliary control console (ACC). The PCC provides all
Figure 3-12 shows that each section of the PCC is
controls and displays needed to operate the GTEs and
dedicated to particular types of control and monitoring.
their associated auxiliary and support systems. The
Figure 3-12.--Overall view of the PCC.