Sunday, December 15, 2019

Sensor Technology News

Dr. Toralf Haag (Photo: Voith)

Voith Ends FY18 with Growth

The Voith Group experienced  sound growth in the 2017/18 fiscal year (ending on Sept. 30, 2018) both in orders received and in sales, after adjustment for currency effects – despite a temporary weakness of the Group Division Hydro. The development at Hydro was also responsible for the decrease in the operating results of the Group’s core business, which was partly mitigated by the strong results from Paper. The Group’s net income increased significantly, however, in comparison to the previous-year figure when adjusted for the effect of the KUKA sale.

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Penguin Orders 16 enginei Units

Royston Diesel Power’s enginei EFMS (electronic fuel management system) has been specified for a range of new specialist maritime security vessels and multi-role crew boats. Sixteen enginei units supplied to Penguin International Limited, the Singapore-based designer and operator of aluminum workboats.Penguin is building several of its flagship Flex Fighter range of high-speed armored security vessels for antipiracy operations off the coast of Nigeria. New Flex-42X multi-role…

Kongsberg Maritime is showing its new integrated Condition Monitoring solutions portfolio at SMM 2018 (Image: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Debuts New Condition Monitoring Solutions

Kongsberg Maritime is showing its new integrated Condition Monitoring solutions portfolio for the first time at SMM 2018 in Hamburg this week.By taking a more complete, holistic approach to condition monitoring, KONGSBERG’s new solutions enable personnel on board and ashore to optimize asset condition and equipment lifecycles by establishing and evaluating local maintenance plans and conducting fleet-wide comparisons and benchmarking, the company said. All data is accessed through user-friendly displays…

The new enginei module from Royston improves the monitoring of onboard and onshore fuel tank inventories. (Photo: Royston)

New Tank Module Boost Fuel Inventory Capabilities

Improved monitoring of onboard and onshore fuel tank inventories, is provided for vessel owners and bunker operators with a new module from Royston Diesel Power. The latest enhancement to Royston’s advanced enginei fuel monitoring system, the tank monitoring module features EFMS (Electronic Fuel Monitoring System) technology to provide real-time inventory measurement capabilities. enginei accurately records data by monitoring bunker deliveries and individual engine consumption, with the data presented on touchscreen monitors installed on the bridge and in engine control rooms.

Azurtane technology has helped ferry company Red Funnel cut fuel consumption by up to 15 percent per day. (Photo: Azurtane)

New Exhaust Gas Sensor Technology Goes to Market

With market testing now complete, new exhaust gas sensor technology from remote marine data monitoring company Azurtane Limited will go to market. From its new company headquarters in Southampton, Azurtane will market sensor technology for ships developed with support by the UK government under the Innovate UK program. Azurtane began trialing its exhaust gas sensing equipment with Southampton-based ferry company Red Funnel in 2013. The project involved second-by-second measurement of the fuel used on each voyage of the Red Jet 4 Hi-Speed ferry service between Southampton and Cowes.

Photo: Evinrude

Evinrude Rolls Out Joystick Docking System

The new iDock joystick piloting system is the latest addition to the Evinrude Intelligent Piloting System, a suite of Evinrude E-TEC G2 engine features designed to make boats easier and more intuitive to operate. Existing features include iSteer integrated dynamic power steering, iTrim automatic trim system, iControl digital shift and throttle and iLink mobile display interface, which are designed to help take the guesswork out of operating a boat, and offer users total boat and engine control.

Photo: Royston Diesel Power

Ten Smart Ship Applications for an Intelligent Future

Ibna Zaman of Royston highlights the growing operational advantages provided by the effective analysis of intelligent data in the marine sector – if certain challenges can be successfully overcome. With the impending introduction of the EU MRV Regulations forcing shipping operators to think more seriously about monitoring, reporting and verifying fuel and emissions performance, new data driven improvements have the potential to transform the shipping sector. As its name implies…

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The Digital Future of Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensors

CMR Group’s chief technical officer, Patrice Flot, considers the current approach to sensing exhaust gas temperature (EGT) on high horsepower engine platforms and the capabilities provided by new digital technology. An EGT sensor measures the temperature of the engine exhaust gas to prevent damage to critical components such as the after treatment system, turbines and cylinder head exhaust valves. It can also be used inside the combustion chambers where hot gases are generated.

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Daspos Opens its Doors in the US

Danish manufacturer of oil mist and gas leakage detection systems Daspos A/S has opened its new Daspos International, Inc. office in the greater Seattle area to service the maritime industry. Daspos manufactures and markets the patented LAS-10 oil mist and gas leakage detection system for surveillance and prevention of on-board fires through early discovery of either oil mist or gasses in primarily the open engine room. According to Daspos, two thirds of all on-board fires start in the engine room.

Denmark Studies Autonomous Shipping

In the future, autonomous ships may have a central role to play in Denmark. A pre-analysis made by the Danish Technological University (DTU) and the Danish Maritime Authority points to the need to develop technological solutions. As the entire transport sector vigorously strives to develop autonomous solutions, many developments have come a long way, especially for cars and trucks. The shipping industry too will see more new autonomous technology solutions, just as drone technology will become more widespread.

AME to Showcase Windrock’s New 6400 Diesel Engine Analyzer

For the eighth year in a row Advanced Mechanical Enterprises (AME) will be showcasing at the International WorkBoat Show (IWBS), the largest commercial marine tradeshow in North America serving people and businesses working on the coastal, inland and offshore waters. AME will exhibit an array of services and products they provide and distribute, including Wartsila PSE shaft seals and Envirosafe Composite Bearing material. To coincide with Windrock’s recent launch of their new 6400 Diesel Engine Analyzer, a model will be on display for viewing.

The Wärtsilä Propulsion Test Centre in Tuusula, Finland.

Wärtsilä, VTT Contribute to Propulsion Research

A new technology research programme aimed at developing propulsion products specifically for operating in arctic conditions has been implemented with Wärtsilä and VTT, the Technical Research Centre of Finland, as the main contributors. The ArTEco (Arctic Thruster Ecosystem) project will altogether be supported by ten industrial and academic partners from Finland and other countries. ArTEco is a three year programme, commencing in 2015 and ending in 2017. Its primary aim is to foster new technology for propulsion solutions in an arctic operating environment.

Emsys Chosen for Scrubber Monitering

As 2015 approaches, the anticipated rush to install scrubbers has started and announcements of major scrubber contracts are commonplace. Emsys, the laser based emissions monitoring system from U.S. technology firm WR Systems, Ltd. (WR), have now been selected as the compliance monitor system on five differing scrubber types. There are various scrubber designs currently being installed for owners keen to become both compliant and efficient. Depending on the vessel type and intended application…

Dave Edwards, President & Chief Operating Officer (COO).

WRSystems Names Edwards President and COO

W R Systems, Ltd. (WRSystems) has announced the appointment of Dave Edwards as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Edwards joined the Virginia-based company in 1996; he replaces Founder Raymond Yu, who retired in November 2011. Edwards was the chief architect of the company’s Engineering Services Division (ESD), which now employs more than 200 employees in the Norfolk location. Collectively, WRSystems has become a major supplier to the US Federal Government, and supports the US Navy and other departments with high-tech marine electronics…

Magnetic Tape Encoders Mount Directly to Large Shafts for Speed, Position Monitoring

Southington, Conn. -- August 11, 2011... For speed and position monitoring on large diameter shafts, Baumer introduces their HDMag line of high-precision, bearing-less and contact-free magnetic tape encoders. Replacing expensive and complicated specialized solutions that require belts, gears, couplings and linkages, the HDMag series  of encoders is easy to install and will direct mount onto almost any large-shaft torque motor or generator. Using Baumer's patent-pending HDMag MSGP sensor technology, the series consists of a magnetic encoder attached using flexible magnetic tape.

Optimize Engine Heartbeat with Engineeye

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