Kongsberg Maritime: AutoChief C20 Propulsion Control System Hits 3000 Deliveries

Monday, March 14, 2011

KONGSBERG MARITIME'S AUTOCHIEF C20 PROPULSION  CONTROL SYSTEM HITS 3000 DELIVERIESKongsberg Maritime Korea conducts milestone Factory Acceptance Test

Kongsberg Maritime is delighted to announce Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) number 3000 for its highly regarded propulsion control system, AutoChief C20. The FAT took place March 8th 2011 at Kongsberg Maritime Korea's facility in Busan, South Korea, with representatives from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and a Lloyd's Register surveyor present.

Following the successful FAT, the system will be delivered to Hyundai Heavy Industry Engine Maker Division, for use on a large 2-stroke engine aboard HHI new building no. H2180, for shipowner Seaspan. HHI has been an important part of the AutoChief C20 story, having been the first customer to shop test the system, on a MAN B&W 6S70ME engine for a Sovcomflot vessel in November 2004.

"For the seven years following its launch in 2004, we have produced and delivered 3000 AutoChief C20 systems, which is two times faster than the previous AutoChief generation," comments Aage Foerrisdal, Vice President Propulsion Control & Power Management, Kongsberg Maritime. "AutoChief C20 number 3000 is a fantastic milestone to reach and we're positive that this market leading automation system has plenty of deliveries yet to come."

AutoChief C20 is the fifth generation of Kongsberg Maritime's propulsion control system which was originally launched in 1967. Since then, the system has undergone several major redevelopments in order to support the advances made by engine manufacturers and automation technology.

AutoChief family timeline:

1967-1988 AutoChief I and II
 - Automatic control of the engine from bridge
 - Based on TTL logic, relay logic and analogue circuits
 - Installed on 335 vessels (54 AC I and 281 AC II)

1979-1994 AutoChief III
 - Complete system with safety system & governor
 - Based on C-Mos logic and analogue circuits
 - Installed onboard 359 vessels

1991- 2006 AutoChief 4 and 7
 - Modular architecture for various applications
 - Microprocessor based propulsion control
 - Delivered to 2987 vessels

2004- AutoChief C20
 - Modular architecture for various applications
 - Micro-controller based
 - First RCS with screen based HMI
 - Fully distributed I/O and SW
 - 3000 projects delivered

The AutoChief C20 system is designed for low to medium speed diesel engines with fixed or controllable pitch propellers. Reliable, straightforward operation and quality of engineering makes the AutoChief C20 an ideal control solution for all the major engine manufacturers. Its striking exterior design also serves the purpose of simplifying operation, making it a popular choice with crew and engineers also.

 

Source: Kongsberg Maritime

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Propulsion

ClassNK Approves Niigata Dual-fuel Engine Design

Classification society ClassNK has granted approval to the design of the new 28AHX-DF dual-fuel engine developed by Niigata Power Systems Co., Ltd. The new engine

Karl Senner Inks Distribution Deal with Electronic Power Design

Karl Senner, LLC (KS) has reached a new strategic representation agreement with Electronic Power Design (EPD). Karl Senner, LLC now represents EPD in the United States marine and offshore Markets.

Seacor Takes Delivery of 10,800 HP Crewboat

Seacor Marine is building ever larger and more powerful mono-hull crew/supply boats. The first of these to be delivered is the 202x34-foot Alex F. McCall with some very impressive statistics.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2019 sec (5 req/sec)