Steering Alert System

Posted by Irina Tabakina

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, launched Soteria, a new alert system designed to complement its Hatlapa and Porsgrunn range of steering gear. The system was designed to offer a series of benefits for both ship owners and shipyards. The Soteria system consists of a control cabinet with a touch-screen control panel located in the steering gear compartment, and two further touch-screen panels in the engine control room and on the bridge. If a steering problem occurs, visual and audio warnings indicate one of three classes of alert:
•    Alarm, displayed in red, indicates a serious problem that needs to be resolved immediately to avoid serious damage to the steering gear.
•    Warning, displayed in yellow, indicates a problem that requires attention but does not present the risk of immediate damage.
•    Caution, displayed in blue, indicates that the stand-by pump has started. It also indicates why the pump has started.

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