Saab Offers N ew User Friendly System To Load And Discharge Tankers

Saab Marine Electronics of Gothenburg, Sweden, has introduced the Mac/501 system that enables the operator to load and discharge tankers by operating a light pen or a tracker ball on a color monitor.

While studying on-line graphic mimic pictures on the screen he will have full control of the cargo handling and its associated pumps and valves. By use of the latest manmachine communication techniques, the handling is simplified and made safer.

Distributed independent substations provide increased reliability and secures operation even if the central processor should fail.

The cargo level is monitored by the integrated radar sensors of the well-known TankRadar system giving non-contact measurement of cargo levels. Also ballast gauging, temperature and pressure measurement as well as other types of sensors can be included.

For free literature giving complete details on the Mac/501 from Saab, Circle 42 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 14,  Jan 1988

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