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Callenberg buys HVAC operation from ABB

Marine Ventilation operation. The agreement goes into effect on June 30, 2005. Segulah. units Callenberg Engineering, Andersson & Callenberg, and El-Marine. there are subsidiaries in Denmark, Norway, the USA, Singapore and China. automation and HVAC systems for the offshore and marine industries. approx. SEK 800 million. been founded as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Callenberg Group. Gothenburg, Sweden. December of 2003. oil and gas industry,” says Callenberg Group CEO Lars Marcusson. Callenberg Fläkt Marine has a strong position in the marine industry. offices and agent networks with Callenberg’s existing marketing organization. technically complex assignments within its core fields of operation.

Vacon Receives Type Approvals

The Finland-based AC drives manufacturer Vacon has received a type approval for marine use from the Norwegian certification body Det Norske Veritas (DNV). Earlier, Vacon received a type approval from the French certification body Bureau Veritas (BV). These approvals apply to Vacon's NXL, NXS and NXP ranges of AC drives. Vacon has delivered AC drives to control e.g. main propulsion, thrusters, steering gear as well as drawworks, topdrives, rotary tables and various types of winches. Deliveries also include a considerable number of AC drives to control pumps used in dredging, cooling, cargo handling and oil drilling. When AC drives are delivered further to an OEM or system integrator customer…

Analytic Systems Lowers Battery Charger Prices

Analytic Systems has released new lower 2011 pricing for industrial application AC source battery chargers, AC/DC power supplies, DC/AC PureSine and Quasi-Sine inverters. Analytic Systems provides high performance power conversion products to a variety of industrial users like the commercial marine, utility vehicle, mining, bus and rail, oil and gas, telecom, alternative energy, etc due to their high reliability and rugged designs. Analytic Systems is looking to bring on new resellers…

Analytic Systems Certifying Products to ABS Standard

Intelligent AC Battery Charger

Analytic Systems has announced that it has responded to its commercial marine reseller network in North America and started the process of certifying their marine specific power conversion products. The first models to be certified to ABS standards are the new BCA1505 (1500W AC charger); the BCA310 (300W AC charger); the IPS300 (300W DC/AC Puresine inverter) and the VTC315 (Isolated DC/DC voltage converter). In addition a new line of cost reduced Intelligent AC battery chargers, cost reduced power supplies and inverters will also be highlighted.

Analytic Systems Products ABS Certified

Analytic Systems has announced that it has responded to its commercial marine reseller network in North America and started the process of certifying their marine specific power conversion products. These products will be highlighted at the Multi-Agency Combat Craft Conference at Norfolk, VA in May, 2012. The first models to be certified to ABS standards are the new BCA1505 (1500W AC charger); the BCA310 (300W AC charger); the IPS300 (300W DC/AC Puresine inverter) and the VTC315 (Isolated DC/DC voltage converter). In addition a new line of cost reduced Intelligent AC battery chargers, cost reduced power supplies and inverters will also be highlighted. ABS has provided Analytic Systems with their Certificate of Manufacturing Assessment # VA2089914-A-X.

MPA Revokes Bunker Supplier Licences of AC Oil

Pic by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has revoked the bunker supplier and bunker craft operator licences of AC Oil Pte Ltd with effect from 29 July 2016. AC Oil Pte Ltd will no longer be allowed to operate as a bunker supplier or bunker craft operator in the Port of Singapore. As part of MPA’s on-going regulatory efforts to ensure the safety, reliability and quality of bunker supplies in Singapore, checks were conducted on AC Oil Pte Ltd in May and June 2016. MPA’s…

New XWave Frequency Converter

Ametek Programmable Power introduced the Elgar XWave high-power AC power source/frequency convertor. The design of the XWave Series utilizes 10kW power modules to provide incremental output levels from 30kVA to 480kVA. A single cabinet can provide 120kVA with multiple cabinets configured for outputs from 120kVA to 480kVA. Its interchangeable components facilitate on-site repairs and, should future requirements change, permit field upgrades and improvements. The XWave provides up to 150% of rated output current for up to 7 seconds to handle loads with heavy in-rush currents, and it has a line drip compensation feature to overcome distribution losses. Standard models are offered with single or three-phase outputs in a variety of single or dual output ranges.

Kongsberg Launches New Propulsion Control System

AutoChief propulsion control system (Photo: Kongsberg)

The next generation of AutoChief propulsion control systems from Kongsberg Maritime is now officially available. The new AutoChief 600 (AC 600) is suitable for all two and four stroke engines, for both fixed and controllable pitch propeller. It features new touch screen operation based on the Kongsberg Maritime standardized Human Machine Interface (HMI). The touch screen interface for AC 600 improves usability by introducing more logical, intuitive menu navigation. Users have access to all system functions via the touch screen…

Cooperation Yields New Oil Spill Detection System

Image: Moxa

Moxa said it has long partnered with Intel to produce industrial computing platforms, using innovative advances in hardware and software designs to make the most of industrial-grade Intel processors, producing rugged solutions tailored for mission critical maritime applications. The recently published Intel case study ‘Marine Disaster Recovery through Intelligent Systems’ highlights how the combination of Intel processors with Moxa design and engineering has resulted in certified…

Vacon Opens Office in Brazil

The AC drives manufacturer Vacon has inaugurated its office in São Paulo, Brazil to support its customers in Brazil and South America. With growing energy consumption, Brazil and South America in general are lucrative markets for energy-saving Vacon AC drives. Brazil is one of the world's major producers of sugar and ethanol, and it is estimated that 60 new sugar cane plants will be running by 2010. Brazil is the 10th largest energy consumer in the world and the largest in South America. Vacon variable speed AC drives bring considerable energy savings and improve process control. These two major benefits provide a huge market potential in South American countries, where the energy infrastructure is being built up and blackouts are frequent.

Xantrex Supports IYRS Educational Initiative

Xantrex Technology has become a sponsoring partner of the IYRS, a marine trade and technology school offering full-time accredited programs in boat building and restoration, marine systems and composite technology. With campus locations in Newport and Bristol, R.I., IYRS students training for a marine-industry career will now enjoy a hands-on opportunity to work with the latest onboard AC power technology, thanks to the new Xantrex partnership and donations including two complete Freedom SW inverter/charger systems. Clark Poston, IYRS Vice President of Industry Development, said, “Our IYRS programs are experiential learning based and delivered in state-of-the-art labs with the latest equipment and technology.

Tracer Introduces Leak Detection Solution

 the Tracerline TP-8690 OPTIMAX 3000

Ultra-Powerful Leak Detection Flashlight Slashes Inspection Time  For Marine Vessel Technicians. Tracer Products has unveiled the Tracerline TP-8690 OPTIMAX 3000 — the world’s most powerful, portable, blue light LED fluorescent leak detection flashlight. With its focused beam, the OPTIMAX™ 3000 makes it easier than ever to find air-conditioning and fluid leaks. Now, marine vessel technicians can pinpoint all leaks the first time and avoid comebacks due to undetected leaks. And there are no cords that can get snagged on engine parts!

New NMEA2000 AC Monitor from Offshore Systems

Offshore Systems has introduced an NMEA2000 AC Monitor to measure onboard AC voltage, current and frequency and report them over the vessel’s NMEA2000 network. The monitor is the latest addition to a range of vessel monitoring and control systems designed for the NMEA2000 network by Offshore Systems, and is certified to the NMEA2000 network standard. The AC Monitor can typically measure AC sources such as shore power, generators and invertors. It can also measure the voltage and frequency on AC Bus Bar Systems.

Canal Marine, Techsol Marine Enter Partnership

Canal Marine and Techsol Marine announced a partnership agreement that will combine the companies' expertise for providing marine system design and fabrication, including switchboards, motor and generator controllers, AC/DC drive and winch controllers, alarm and monitoring systems, navigation and radar equipment, along with circuit breaker testing, repairs and certification. According to the companies, the combined services include the safe, cost-effective and high quality 24/7 maintenance, trouble-shooting and repair services of instrumentation, communication, power generation and propulsion control systems to government and commercial marine transportation clients operating anywhere between the Lakehead and Sept-Îles. canal.ca techsolmarine.com

New ‘Intelligent’ Power Converters

Photo: Analytic Systems

To operate marine electronics and communication devices, power converters such as inverters, battery chargers and power supplies are often installed to convert available DC or AC to the appropriate power outputs required. Complicating matters, both the power source (DC in varying voltages from battery banks and AC from generators or shore power) and the outputs (voltage, frequency, etc.) can vary for each piece of equipment. So much so, that finding the ideal converter can be difficult and often requires a customized solution.

Norwegian Fishing Trawler Orders for Vacon AC Winch Drives

AC drives manufacturer Vacon will deliver 81 AC drives for 3 new fishing trawlers being built for Aker Seafoods. The new fishing vessels will be built at the STX shipyard in Braila, Romania. They will be further outfitted and commissioned at STX Brattvaag, Norway. The design of the new 70-metre-long STX FV01 trawlers will replace that of the older vessels, improving fuel efficiency and capacity for Aker Seafoods. The efficient operation of the trawls and equipment relies on 27 advanced winch systems controlled by Vacon's AC drives. The winch control systems are based on Vacon's new modular engineered common DC bus technology. The first delivery of AC drives for the trawlers took place in June 2012.

Groundbreaking DC Bus System in New Ship

M/V Abis Dover: Photo credit Alwijnse Marine Systems

One of the first ships in the world to use a DC bus system for the main electrical installation recently entered service – the 'Abis Dover'. Built by ShipKits shipyared in a project that included Vuyk Engineering Groningen, Alewijnse Marine Systems, all based in The Netherlands, and Finland’s Vacon, the ship’s upper cargo hold is a remarkable 80 m (262.5 ft) in length, almost 75% of the LOA of 107m (351ft), achieved by avoiding space-consuming propellor shafts and going for the diesel-electric propulsion option.

School-boat Propulsion System Order for Northern Lights

Image credit Northern Lights

A new Maritime Aquarium (Norwalk, Conn. USA) research & floating schoolhouse vessel to be fitted with Northern Lights' Hybrid Marine System. Northern Lights Hybrid Marine is an ideal fit for the Maritime Aquarium. Their new 65-foot research vessel – designed by Incat Crowther – will be used throughout Long Island Sound to entertain and inform aquarium patrons. Installing the Hybrid Marine system allows the vessel the clean, reliable propulsion it needs to travel out into the Sound.

ZF Marine’s New Single POD Propulsion System

Photo courtesy ZF Marine

ZF Marine LLC, the North American division of the global ZF Marine Group, introduced a revolutionary new approach to POD drive and joystick control technology in small pleasure craft applications. In conjunction with SeaVee boats, ZF Marine has developed a complete propulsion system solution around a center console sport fishing application that will offer joystick control and manoeuvrability while employing the pleasure craft industry’s first single POD driveline. 1.    The ZF 2800 Series POD drive rated at 480bhp.

New Ireland Service

AC Forwarding and Hudig Veder en Dammers will start their own shortsea service between Rotterdam and Ireland, called “AC Ireland Line”. The first sailing to Warrenpoint and Dublin is on November 12. The initiators emphasize the transport of reefer containers. To start with, the service runs weekly and with a chartered 390 TEU vessel. Full text in English: www.portofrotterdam.com. The AC Ireland Line is the second new initiative for the Irish market: earlier Teamlines announced the first service linking the Irish west coast, Foynes near Limerick, with Rotterdam.

New Compact AC drive

The AC drive manufacturer Vacon launched a new compact, efficient Vacon NXL. The standard unit fulfills the EMC requirements of industrial, public and residential environments. It can be installed on the wall without additional cabinets as the RFI filter and AC choke are integrated in the well-protected mechanics, IP21 or IP54. Available up to 30 kW in 400 V, the new Vacon NXL drive is a choice for all open-loop applications including conveyors, mixers, fans, pumps or packaging machines. requirements, from simple fan control to versatile machine control including PLC functions. "The new Vacon NXL is extremely easy to install and use. The credit-card-sized instruction guide is readily available in each unit," says Mr Heikki Hiltunen, Executive Vice President, Vacon Group.

ACCuRem Reuses AC Condensate on Cruise Ships

Image courtesy RWO GmbH - Marine Water Technology

Large cruise ships that sail the warmer regions of the earth such as the Caribbean, the Mediterranean or the Persian Gulf, continuously produce a lot of condensate water. The air is cooled down inside the heat exchangers of the numerous air- conditioning units to a temperature below the dew point of the outside atmosphere. This causes a large fraction of the air humidity to fall out as liquid water (condensate), which accumulates inside the collection pan at the bottom of the air conditioning (AC) units.

Phoenix Debuts Aries Floodlight

Photo: Phoenix Products Company, Inc.

Phoenix Products Company, Inc.  launched the Aries Series 16W LED floodlight. The Aries has options on voltage (AC & DC), optics, lens, plug/cord, and finish. Drawing only 16 watts, the Aries replaces quartz halogen fixtures up to 500 watts. The Aries installs and aims using the adjustable steel mounting bracket and works in a variety of lighting applications, such as ports and harbors, maintenance equipment, and marine work boats. www.phoenixproducts.com

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