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 purpose of the system is to monitor the operating status and performance of mechanisms, devices and equipment of the engine room. In case of exceeding the preset value of the parameter, an appropriate alarm is generated, and the event is archived in the data storage module. Systems are built 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

The purpose of the tank level detection system is to measure the amount of medium in ships tanks. The amount of medium is shown in the visualization system as the height of the liquid column, volume (m3) and / or mass (tons), also with taking into account the current draft. Any type of medium (fresh water, seawater, light fuel, heavy fuel, oil, waste water) is acceptable. Sets 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

The ballast system integrates the functionality of the tank level monitoring and valves and pumps control. The system can include the control and monitoring of seawater, fresh water 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

In the field of modern technology there is an all-in-one approach. This type of solution is also used on ships as an Integrated Automation System (IAS). This concept means management and monitoring of all systems from one place on board, which facilitates its management. Multiple monitors allow you to have all the parameters presented graphically - that makes you take quick decisions in an emergency situation. The monitoring system has the functionality of alarms, events and reports that are displayed on the main panel on the bridge and on the corresponding panels of the distributed substations.
By using a distributed architecture, wiring is no longer so difficult. Additionally redundancy of the system ensures a secure and stable exchange of data.

 

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

 

Parameters measurement of the power system

The continuous and effective delivery of electricity on ship is one of the basics of crew and cargo safety, as well as the comfort of the vessels.
In order to make the power network as optimal as possible, it is necessary to measure in real timen parameters of the network, which is implemented through a series of measuring devices analyzing such parameters as:
·         voltage
·         electric current
·         active power
·         passive power
·         apparent power
·         frequency
 
The variety of advanced electric energy receivers on the ship forces the supply of electricity of the adjusted parameters and supplementing the deficiency in the network of the ship, for this purposes our system is designed.

 
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 installation continually monitoring and controling all components of the centrifuges. It is built on the PLC and the operator panel. The system also has a self diagnostic function that allows quick localization of faulty 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 purpose of the system is the power supply and control of anchor and mooring windlasses. We use frequency converters to drive motors. The control system is built 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:
·         Remote closing e.g. from the wheelhouse in the event of fire or flooding.
·         Monitoring and signaling of door states and their drives on the graphics panel.
·         Monitoring and signaling to the central IAS control system using chosen communication protocol.
·         Monitoring and signaling to VDR blackbox (voyage data recorder) using the chosen communication protocol e.g. NMEA according to the 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 conveyor belts and other equipment used to unload ore from the ship hold. Our architecture has the functionality of measuring amount of material discharged, and functionality of combining it with unloading calculator and ballast system.

 

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

Dock monitoring and control systems

Docking of a ship in a floating dock is extremely difficult and demanding.

The precise positioning of the two vessels (a floating dock and a ship) one into another and to controling their positions, condition and interactions between them, require precise measuring equipment. Companies taking responsibility for the vessels entrusted to them, to perform such docking operations safely and precisely, must have real-time monitoring system, among others:
·         tank capacity,
·         docking level deflection,
·         the level of deformation and stresses of the dock construction.

 

Visualization of these parameters on the operator panel allows for efficient manual control of pumps and gate valves, whose statuses appear on the display.

 

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 for disable, control and signaling if a hazard is detected (eg gas detection) on vessel with main or auxiliary LNG powered unit. The system interacts with:
·         Turning off the main engine or generator, ventilation, power supply,
·         Control of shut-off gas supply valves,
·         Alarm of the above states and self-diagnosis states within the 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 – Providing adequate air parameters necessary for correct operation of main engines, generators and other devices in the engine room, by controlling the quantity, temperature and pressure of the 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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