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The Offshore Annual
Permanent Magnet Shaft Generator for LNG Carrier
The Switch, a specialist of mega- Mika Koli, Business Development will also deliver its ef? cient power watt-class permanent magnet (PM) Manager of The Switch. WE Drive is distribution solution that provides machines for advanced marine drive WE Tech’s variable frequency drive the vessel’s electrical network with trains, will deliver its PM shaft gener- for shaft generator applications. up to 1,200 kW of electrical power ator for an LNG carrier with a 45,000 Using the active front-end low har- in Power Take Out (PTO) mode. The cu. m. cargo capacity, an order which monic drive technology of WE Drive, delivery also features the Power Take is part of a complete energy ef? ciency The Switch’s PM shaft generator can In (PTI) mode for Take Me Home, system being delivered by WE Tech operate over the full main engine whereby the WE Drive is used as
Solutions (WE Tech) of Finland to speed range while generating electric- an auxiliary propulsion drive when
Image: The Swithch the PTO shaft of the reduction gear in
Saga LNG Shipping Pte. Ltd. The ity for the vessel’s electrical network the main engine is not in operation. the propulsion line. The Switch offers vessel will be built by China Mer- with high ef? ciency. This feature is Furthermore, the solution utilizes the
PMM 500 shaft generators in vari- chants Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. particularly advantageous in electri- common DC-link in the WE Drive ous power ranges from 0.5 to 4 MW “The optimized PM shaft genera- cal part loads, which is the normal to enable energy-ef? cient DC power at speeds of up to 2,000 rpm to best tor system using WE Drive allows electrical load condition in any ship. distribution for the bow thruster. adapt to various requirements. unprecedented levels of energy ef? - Along with The Switch PM shaft The high-speed PMM 500 marine ciency in the marine industry,” said generator and WE Drive, WE Tech shaft generator will be connected to
New Tank Skimming Equipment
SKF has launched a new mechanical device for the fast and easy separation of oil and water in tanks in marine and offshore applications. The SKF Tur- bulo Sludge Buoy has been developed to eliminate the need for laborious and time consuming manual drainage processes as it ? oats inside on-board tanks
Image: Furuno for constant, hassle-free and effective separation. In operation, the oil in the tank ? ows into the Turbulo
Sludge Buoy’s lower compartment at a maximum
Furuno: New Remote Controller rate of 6m³ per hour. It is then either pumped out
Furuno’s NavNet TZtouch and TZtouch2 Multi or ? ows out under gravity depending upon whether
Function Displays have become utilized on a vari- the drain is below or above the surface of the water. ety of helms and bridges. To enhance the various in-
This separation at the source enhances environmen- stallations, Furuno announced it has developed the tal performance according to ISO 14001.
MCU004, a versatile remote control unit that can be
The resulting water left in the tank is much clean- used with TZtouch and TZtouch2 units.
1709 Coating er and easier to process in the bilge water separator,
The MCU004 Remote Control features a large
Jotun launched Jotachar 1709, mesh-free epoxy boosting its ef? ciency and reducing costs. Mean- rotary knob and joystick, which can be utilized as passive ? re protection coating to the hydrocarbon while, the free water content of the separated oil is the RotoKey on NavNet TZtouch and for zooming processing and energy industries, to protect steel- quite low, typically less than ? ve percent, SKF said. in/out on both TZtouch and TZtouch2. In addition, work from the effects of hydrocarbon pool ? res Consequently, it requires no further treatment and the joystick allows users to pan around the chart and
Jotachar 1709 has been developed using the tech- can be disposed of either in an on-board incinera- move the cursor on the screen. nology platform behind Jotun’s Jotachar JF750, tion plant or ashore.
The remote also has dedicated buttons that operate which the manufacturer says continues to be em- The system can be used at higher temperatures of different functions, such as Edge Swiping, Home, braced by the offshore and onshore industries as an up to 90°C and
Stand By/Auto for Autopilot control, MOB and alternative to traditional mesh containing solutions it is available in
Center on vessel.
for hydrocarbon pool and jet ? re scenarios. Jotachar two sizes – the
For those captains that have multiple TZtouch or
JF750 is a solution for operators and installers who Turbulo Sludge
TZtouch2 displays on their helm or bridge, a sin- wish to remove risks associated with incorrect mesh Buoy and the gle MCU004 can control all of the displays. With a installation, while bene? tting from reduced installa- Turbulo Sludge simple press of the Active Display Button, users can tion time, according to Jotun. Buoy Mini – switch from one display to another.
Jotachar 1709 has been designed to protect steel which can be
The MCU004 Remote Control is a suitable for against hydrocarbon pool ? re scenarios for up to speci? ed de- any helm or bridge, Furuno said. Whether using four hours, as de? ned within the ANSI/UL1709 pending on the the TZtouch Black Box and wanting to mount the
Standard. Operators also bene? t from long term available space
MCU004 in the arm of the captain’s chair, or having corrosion protection, reduced life-cycle costs and in the tank.
a center console and wanting to have a remote on www.skf.com the elimination of any risk associated with mesh in- the transom while you are ? shing, the MCU004 is a stallation errors. By contrast, Jotachar 1709 can be possible solution.
applied in a continuous application process.
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