Extensive control system refit

The advanced AutoChief 600 is designed to manage all control, safety and alarm functions The advanced AutoChief 600 is designed to manage all control, safety and alarm functions
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Kongsberg Maritime has completed an extensive refit of a 21-year-old main engine, remote control system aboard a VLCC during the vessel’s scheduled docking.

The original system was de-commissioned and the latest Kongsberg AutoChief 600 was commissioned by a dedicated refit team.

Kongsberg's advanced AutoChief 600 is designed to manage all control, safety and alarm functions necessary for operating the main engine and all other accessories for propulsion control from a single station on the bridge.

A flexible and modular design makes the AutoChief 600 suited for refitting of older remote control systems. The system employs an advanced, simple to use, touch screen computer providing access to all functions and data including all main variables such as RPM, pitch, start air and scavenging air pressure.

The system uses a family of ‘distributed processing units’ (DPU) interconnected by a redundant field-bus, which allows for flexible installation for newbuild and refit projects, as each unit can be positioned near the system to be controlled, into third party electric cabinets, connection boxes and on the main engine.

AutoChief 600 introduces significant opportunities to optimise engine efficiency and reduce the vessel’s environmental footprint, including a unique ‘GoGreen’ module. This advanced new system Integrates the AutoChief 600 with the vessel energy management system and navigation system.

Meanwhile, the AutoChief 600 Constant Power Mode ensures that main engine power output stays constant, in order to support lower fuel consumption. It’s available for MAN B&W MC-C, ME-C and ME-B engines.

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