Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Ethernet News

Photo: SCHOTTEL

Ten Tugs Equipped with SCHOTTEL and VULKAN

“Mark E. Kuebler”, “Ted C. Litton” and “Connelly M”, the first three terminal and escort tugs of a total of ten being constructed at Gulf Island Fabrication in the United States were recently delivered to Bay Houston Towing Co. Each of the Robert Allan-designed tugs is equipped with two SCHOTTEL Rudderpropellers type SRP 510 FP. In addition, VULKAN’s Safeguard Basic driveline protection system issues early warning when intervention in the propulsion drive train is required.SCHOTTEL…

Photo: CMR Group

CMR E-Pulse Helps Extend Engine Life

A new approach to extending the life cycle of marine engines has been developed by CMR Group, automation and control system specialists for marine and energy applications.E-Pulse is a new control system built around an integrated touch screen-operated local operating panel, main control cabinet and junction box microprocessor package.It reduces the requirement for future control system refit, providing advanced operational functionality alongside comprehensive engine alarm and monitoring…

IndraControl XM for use in marine and offshore applications and in explosive atmospheres (Image: Bosch Rexroth)

Rexroth Controller Certified for Use on Ships

Rexroth’s controller is now certified for use on ships, offshore installations and in explosive atmospheres. Six European and American certification boards have approved the IndraControl XM22 control hardware for use on ships and offshore installations even under extreme ambient conditions. The certifications include the control hardware, extension modules for the expansion of the communication interfaces as well as application-specific modules of the fast IndraControl S20 I/O portfolio. IndraControl XM is the latest powerful controller with IP20 protection.

C7.1 High Performance Propulsion Engine Photo Caterpillar Marine

Caterpillar showcases Cat C7.1 Engine

Caterpillar Marine is showcasing its Cat C7.1 Propulsion Engine at the 2017 Yachts Miami Beach show. Available in three ratings: 507 mhp (373 bkW), 456 mhp (336 bkW) and 406 mhp (298 bkW), all at 2900 rpm, all C7.1 power ratings meet EPA Tier 3, IMO II, EU Recreational Craft Directive and EU Stage IIIA regulations. The C7.1 is ideal for recreational boating applications, specifically smaller vessels and motoryachts ranging from 25 -60 feet in size. The engine features a common rail fuel system enabling optimum combustion and low emissions.

NAMJet’s 10 meter demonstration boat underway at full speed (Credit: NAMJet)

A Sea Change in Waterjet Technology

Longtime waterjet propulsion equipment provider NAMJet introduces key advancements for the workboat sector. Back in 2011, when boat builder Birdon went looking for a propulsion system that they could utilize in the bid phases of a multi-boat contract with the U.S. Army, they landed on NAMJet propulsion systems and its TRAKTOR Jet line of high-thrust marine jets. Subsequent to that, and because their Army Bridge Erection boat (BEB) concept, powered by NAMJet, performed so well, Birdon went ahead and purchased the company.

The CTG Sea Sentry confirms that the wash water is within acceptable limits.  Its flexible configurations make it suitable for installation on new ship builds and retrofits. (Photo: CTG)

Sea Sentry to Monitor Bulk Carrier's SOX Scrubbers

The CTG Sea Sentry is a wash water monitoring system which monitors both the sensor inlet and outlet of wet exhaust gas scrubber systems. CTG has to date supplied monitoring systems globally to the marine industry’s leading providers of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems and announced the recent installation of the new improved Sea Sentry on board a major bulk carrier to monitor a newly installed SOx Scrubber system. To comply with International Maritime Organization (IMO) environmental regulations, global shipping is required to meet specific exhaust gas emission levels.

New Version Electronic Control Levers from Lilaas

Lilaas AS introduce its electronically-controlled LO1 lever technology, with integration they believe is unique in the marine market. The company’s products range from simple, one-axis control levers in different sizes, hand wheels and rudder controls to azimuthing control units and multi-axis joysticks. The additions to the range complete a portfolio of solutions to meet wide-ranging operator requirements for azimuth, thruster and propulsion control. Developed in-house by the Lilaas design team, the new versions are distinguishable from the over-arching LO1 lever profile.

Colfax Optimizes Cooling Pumps

Colfax Fluid Handling, a business of Colfax Corporation and a global leader in fluid-handling solutions for critical applications, has  introduced the Colfax Fluid Handling Smart Technology CM-1000 Series. The CM-1000 is an intelligent sea water cooling system controller designed to maximize shipboard pumping efficiency while lowering operating and maintenance costs and maximizing uptime. The result: a greener, sustainable solution with energy savings up to 80%, maintenance savings up to 50%…

Beijer Machine 7" QTERM-A7 Interface: Image credit Beijer Electronics

Beijer Electronics Machine Interface Terminals ABS Classified

Beijer Electronics' 7" QTERM-A7 & 12" QTERM-A12 interface terminals now American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) certified for marine applications. With the recent ABS classification, US-based Beijer Electronic's, QTERM-A7 and QTERM-A12 terminals can now be used in many challenging marine applications including ballast water treatment and propulsion. Known for being built for demanding environments, the QTERM-A7 and QTERM-A12 are also Class I Div 2 certified for hazardous conditions.

Scania New 13-Liter

The Scania Marine Engine Solution Showcased at Workboat

Scania introduces a new range of marine propulsion units consisting of engine, transmission and type-approved instrumentation at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 13-liter marine engines range from 400 hp for continuous use up to 750 hp for patrol craft use. The Scania marine engine solution, consisting of a new 13-liter marine engine is the first in a new line of engines for propulsion and auxiliary use designed for maximum reliability and durability, as well as low operating cost.

Zazz Engineering Introduces ATC-Ventilation

ZAZZ Engineering's ATC's touch interface, for engine room ventilation control, was conceived from the start to have vibrant graphics, intuitive design and the look and feel of easy-to-use, touch-based consumer electronics. The ATC (Automated Touch Control) automatically controls engine room ventilation monitoring inside and outside temperature, fan speed and engine room pressure. Powered by an integrated 24V DC supply, the ATC touch interface is equipped with an Ethernet Port for easy connection to the CPU. Available in two standard screen sizes, 8.4" and 10.4” other sizes are available.

Kittiwake Launches Next Generation PQ Product

Kittiwake Developments, a leading global provider of asset protection technology, has launched the ANALEXpqL, a completely new PQ instrument that halves measurement time and maximises accuracy when testing for ferrous wear debris. Designed specifically for used oil analysis laboratories, the widely used pqM and pqA instruments will be replaced with the ANALEXpqL Ferrous Debris Monitor, which has been developed with new hardware, upgraded firmware and boasts the most accurate means to date of detecting and measuring ferrous wear debris in lubricating oils, hydraulic oils and greases.

Photo copyright L.A. Cohen

Avtron Upgrades T/S State of Michigan

Avtron upgrades T/S State of Michigan propulsion system with an Avtron ADD-32 Electric Drive System. The T/S State of Michigan is a 224 ft. ex-T-AGOS vessel currently used by the Great Lakes Maritime Academy (GLMA) as a training vessel. After serving as surveillance vessels for the U.S. Military through the 80s and 90s, many T-AGOS class ships have been reassigned for research and training purposes. The existing analog drive system was obsolete and unsupportable. As part of this project, the GLMA upgraded both the machinery monitoring alarm system and the electric drive propulsion system.