This page describes the local control station on a Sulzer RTA96C 12 cylinder engine as fitted to the latest generation of container ships.
The local control can operate under two different conditions; with or without the governor. If the governor is operational then all that needs to be done to change over whilst running is to match the speed setting control on the control panel with the speed of the engine and then move the MANOEUVRING lever into the appropriate run position (ahead or astern).
If changing over to local control because the governor is faulty, then the FUEL CONTROL lever must be connected to the fuel linkage.
This is achieved by moving the FUEL CONTROL lever out of its remote control position and locating the spring loaded pin in the hole in the fuel control linkage shown on in the photo above. The fuel is controlled by winding the handwheel on the FUEL CONTROL lever which moves the control rod to the fuel pump shaft