MARINE
AUTOMATION

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The marine automation department is engaged in wide-ranging cooperation with shipyards and directly with shipowners around the world. We designing and manufacture our own systems in the field of power engineering and ship automation and also we are servicing existing systems. We provide a comprehensive solution for both renovated ships as well as new units.
 
We offer several power supply architectures, control the operation of individual mechanisms and other ship systems. These include:

 

Monitoring and alerting of engine room

The system monitors status of operation, mechanisms parameters, elements and marine power plant systems. In the event that certain parameter exceeds its set value an appropriate alarm is generated and the occurrence is archived in data storage module. Those systems are build based on distributed PLC architecture, visualization stations and cabin sets.

 

For more information about the monitoring and alerting of engine room on ships please see the attached PDF file.

Tanks level detection

Tank level detection system measures the amount of media in ship tanks. The amount of medium is displayed in SCADA visualization system as the height of the liquid column, volume (m3) and / or mass (tons), taking into consideration current trim. Each kind of medium is acceptable (freshwater, seawater, light fuel, heavy fuel, oil, waste water). Sets are build based on hydrostatic sensors, PLCs, and operator panels.

 

For more information about the tanks level detection on ships please see the attached PDF file.

Ballast systems

In ballast systems there are integrated functionalities such as tank level monitoring and valves and pumps control. The system may include control and monitoring of seawater, freshwater and fuel transport installation.
In automatic mode, the system can operate as a tilt reduction mechanism.

 

For more information about the ballast systems on ships please see the attached PDF file.

Integrated ship automation system

Nowadays all-in-one approach is more and more popular in modern technologies industry. This type of solution is also applied on ships as an Integrated Automation System (IAS). This should be understood as management and monitoring of all systems from one place, which facilitates their management. Extensive stations consisting of several monitors enable access to all parameters which are graphically displayed. This allows to react very quickly in case of emergency. Parameters monitoring system is equipped with alarm, occurrences and reports functionalities, which are displayed on the main panel on the bridge as well as on corresponding panels of distributed substations.
Due to applying distributed architecture, wiring is less labour-consuming. Additionally system redundancy ensures a safe and stable data exchange.

 

For more information about the integrated ship automation system please see the attached PDF file.

 

Parameters measurement of the power system

Constant and efficient electric energy supply on a ship is the basis of crew and cargo safety, as well as provides comfort aboard a vessel.
To achieve optimum electric power network, real time measuring is required and it is carried out by a number of measuring devices analysing parameters such as:
·         voltage
·         electric current
·         active power
·         passive power
·         apparent power
·         frequency
 
Using various advanced electric power receivers on a ship forces supply of electric energy with adjusted parameters and its refill in ships network, with which our measuring systems helps.

 
For more information about the parameters measurement of the power system please see the attached PDF file.

 

Control of centrifuges for heavy fuel, lubricating oil, light fuel

Centrifuge control manages the entire fuel purification process. The system monitors operation and controls all components of the centrifuges. It is build based on PLCs and operators control panel. The system has also a self-diagnosis function enabling instant localisation of damaged measuring elements or actuators of a fuel purification blocks.

 

For more information about the centrifuges control system please see the attached PDF file.

Anchor and mooring windlasses control system

The system’s task is to power supply and control of anchor and mooring windlasses. We use frequency converters to drive motors. The control system is build based on the PLC.

 

For more information about the anchor windlasses control system please see the attached PDF file.

Control of watertight and fireproof doors

The purpose of the watertight and fireproof door control system is to:
·         Close remotely i. ex. from the bridge in case of fire and flooding hazard,
·         Monitoring and sygnalise states of door and its drives on a graphics panel.
·         Monitoring and sygnalise to IAS central control system using chosen communications protocol.
·         Monitoring and sygnalise to VDR blackbox (voyage data recorder) using chosen communication protocol e.g. NMEA according to requirements of SOLAS.

 

For more information about the watertight and fireproof doors control system please see the attached PDF file.

Bulk carrier unloading

The ship unloading control system main tasks is to control, monitor and secure the operation of belt conveyor assemblies operation as well as other equipment used to unload ore from the ship hold. Our architecture is equipped with a functionality of measuring the amount of discharged material and it is possible to couple it with unloading calculator and ballasting system, as well.

 

For more information about the control and monitoring of ship unloading system please see the attached PDF file.

Dock monitoring and control systems

Ship docking in a floating dock is extremely difficult and challenging operations.

Precise positioning of two vessels (a floating dock and a ship) relative to each other and controling their positions, condition and interactions, requires precise measuring equipment. Companies taking responsibility for vessels entrusted to them, to perform docking operation safely and precisely, should be equipped, among other things, with real time monitoring systems of:
·         tank capacity,
·         dock deflection level,
·         dock construction deformation and stres level .

 

Visualising of these parameters on the operator panel enables efficient control of pumps and gate valves of which states are also displayed in the visualisation.

 

For more information about the dock monitoring and control please see the attached PDF file.

Emergency shutdown of mechanisms and systems in potentially explosive units

The ESD emergency shut-down function is supposed to shut down, control and signalise in case of hazard detection (e.g. gas detection) on vessel with LNG powered main or auxiliary unit. The system interacts with:
·         Turning off main engine or generator, ventilation, power supply,
·         Control of shut-off gas supply valves,
·         Alarming of the above mentioned states and self-diagnosis states within ESD and the master systems.

 

For more information about the emergency shutdown of mechanisms and systems in potentially explosive units please see the attached PDF file.

HVAC control system

Our product integrates three systems:
·         HVAC – control of ventilation air parameters (cooling, heating, humidity, pressure, heat recovery),
·         Ventilation of engine room – provides proper air parameters necessary for main engines, generators and other devices in engine room, to work properly through control of quantity emperature and pressure of supplied air,
·         DCS – Damage Control System – protection of air circulation channels in section of the ship's hull in the event of fire or flooding. The software cuts off the hull section where the accident occurred.

 

For more information about the HVAC control system please see the attached PDF file.

Engine order telegraph

Engine order telegraph system called chadburn is used to communicate between the crew on the bridge and the crew in the engine room. This communication channel is used as the primary and required by SOLAS. Telegraph panels are located on the bridge, in the Central Control Station (CCS) and directly at the main engine.

 

For more information about the engine order telegraph please see the attached PDF file.

Engine cooling systems HT, LT

Marine engines cooling systems consist of two water circuits:
·         LT – (low temperature) fresh water used to cool the main engine
·         HT – (high temperature) sea water for cooling LT circuit
The system is designed to provide a given level of temperature and flows in the installation by controlling of appropriate pumps and valves.

 

For more information about the engine cooling system please see the attached PDF file.

Automatic boiler management

The development of marine equipment for the production of steam from standard distribution systems to sophisticated control systems has become a key element in improving the quality of produced steam. Modern automatic management systems protect and control all stages of steam production.

 

For more information about the automatic boiler management please see the attached PDF file.

Bow thruster control

The system provides power and control all components of thrusters: electric motor drives, hydraulic pumps, proportional valves, etc. Systems are manufactured with either a variable-pitch propeller and fixed speed or with Constant-speed propeller and variable speed.

 

For more information about the bow thruster control please see the attached PDF file.

Unloading crane control system

The system is built on a PLC, a graphical operator console and control levers. Controls all crane elements: electric and hydraulic. Our product also has multiple security features, including protection for measurement and execution elements such as too high oil temperature, as well as functional security features such as operator mistakes.

 

For more information about the unloading crane control system please see the attached PDF file.

Main engine and aggregate safety

The main and auxiliary engine safety systems are responsible for monitoring parameters such as temperature, pressure, engine speed and displaying relevant signals when overrun. There are three types of automatic reaction: alarms, load / speed reduction or engine emergency stop engine.

 

For more information about the main engine and aggregate safety please see the attached PDF file.

Main and emergency distribution boards

Dividing and distribution of electricity is one of the major important systems on board. Ensuring continuity of power and protection of powered devices is one of the main safety requirements. Thanks to the use of modern measuring and control equipment, main and emergency distribution boards are able to meet the highest requirements of reliability, durability and safety.

 

For more information about the main and emergency distribution boards please see the attached PDF file.

Detection of water in the cargo hold

To improve the safety of transport vessels and their crews, early detection of water in cargo holds and alarms systems are designed. Thanks to the use of modern sensors and acoustic signaling, it is possible to inform the crew immediately and take appropriate action to neutralize the threat.

 

For more information about the detection of water in the cargo holds please see the attached PDF file.

Refrigerated cargo systems

The basic task of the refrigerated cargo control system is to maintain the temperature in the individual cargo holds at the set temperature level. The function monitors and controls all refrigeration components: compressors, valves, pumps, etc. The structure is built on a distributed network of PLCs and a SCADA visualization software.

 

For more information about the refrigerated cargo systems please see the attached PDF file.

 

 

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