Marine Solutions: Merchant Ships
Optimise the investment and operation costs of merchant ships and cargo vessels with comprehensive solutions backed by our broad expertise.
Comprehensive control and monitoring is needed to lower operational costs on more sophisticated ships with smaller crews and to optimise fleet servicing. Reducing carbon emissions calls for better management of the energy chain from providers to consumers.
Our highly available solution controls and supervises the main systems of the ship by providing: alarm and power management; auxiliaries and fluid management for main engine cooling; lubrication circuits, ballast, compressed air, fuel & oil, fire-fighting pumps and fresh water management.
Supervision is carried out at bridge level by a SCADA system based on redundant Vijeo Citect and Magelis touch panels.
This solution maximises ship reliability and crew efficiency. For higher availability and faster response times, the compact and hardened PLC achieves an efficient and optimised Power Management System (PMS) for generators allowing 20% energy saving. Redundant SCADA servers and PLCs offer 100% availability at first fault.
You can only manage what you measure – that’s why you need a solution to monitor power consumption on your ships, and to analyse and optimise their electrical distribution.
EcoStruxure Power is a scalable offer enabling full monitoring of ship electrical consumption, based on 3 pillars:
Rely on a complete range of power meters, MV protection relays and connected circuit breakers to measure electrical parameters at every stage of the electrical installation.
Using the new Enerlin'X communication system, log data from metering devices and make them available either locally or remotely.
3) Display and analyse
Display measurements and dashboards locally, in real time. Ecostruxure Power monitoring expert provides advanced software and tools to analyse and optimise energy consumption.
Engine room cooling fans and sea water pumps are usually oversized and operate constantly at peak flow, resulting in energy losses. Limiting peak flow operation to very short periods allows you to reduce emissions, comply with modern regulations (SEEMP, ISO50001) and realize IMO’s vision of “safe, secure and efficient shipping on cleaner oceans."
A leading expert in electrical energy efficiency, Schneider Electric designs, develops and manufactures more than 90% of related devices in use worldwide.
Our electrical distribution solutions perfectly integrate with existing onboard electrical networks, and work with connected devices to integrate onboard control, alarming, monitoring and energy management systems.
Features include Intelligent VSD control via PLC and HMI to reduce the speed of fans and pumps while maintaining the ship’s safe operation, based on scenarios including seagoing, maneuvering in port or out, cargo handling, and anchoring.
We helped Thenamaris successfully implement its designs to achieve ideal engine room ventilation and central water cooling for their tankers.
We focus on ensuring maximum safety and continuity for your business. The quality and availability of electrical power is crucial in many critical applications. In sensitive industrial sectors such as marine and offshore, any lack of electrical power can endanger process security, put human life at risk and cause downtime.
Our uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units are designed to deliver secure power for the marine industry.
Our long experience in various sectors enables us to develop a UPS adapted to marine standards, coupled with a full range of services and worldwide coverage.
Limited space to accommodate cable bending radius or number of cables, and determining an insulation material's combustible load or its resistance to wear and tear during installation, are just a few of the many challenges that you may face while using cables for your power connection and distribution on board.
We provide an innovative, prefabricated electrical distribution solution for transporting and distributing energy.
The solution consists of bus bars in a protective enclosure, including straight lengths, fittings, devices and accessories. Flexible and compact, this space-saving system installs quickly in place without interrupting power.
You save on materials, installation, and maintenance costs, while also keeping energy consumption costs low.
In the large market of container ships and booming MV applications, shipbuilding companies are looking for innovative thinking to provide solutions to optimise ship efficiency and save on construction costs.
Enable the distribution of MV power instead of the typical LV radial distribution design. Our MV distribution is done through one or two loops, thanks to Ring Main Units that power the refer transformers.
Get increased power on board by optimizing CapEx and OpEx throughout the lifecycle of your installations with solutions developed through 90+ years of experience in marine applications.
As the use of installed power on board increases permanently, electrical distribution can require a shift from low voltage to medium voltage design. Schneider Electric provides a unique solution to meet switchboard performance (thermal and electrodynamic withstand).
The Masterpact UR ultra rapid bus tie allows much higher installed power with a low voltage design by strongly limiting the very high short circuit current and related energy faults.
Offshore processes and marine applications require power and process control solutions that provide a high level of reliability and safety while saving space.
Motorpact is designed and manufactured to solve the toughest power and process control challenges.
Our motor starter features industry-first innovations that provide unmatched performance, reliability, and exclusive technologies.
As the marine industry faces cost constraints, shipbuilders are looking for optimised solutions and operators are striving to get more from their assets while ensuring maximum safety on board.
Our comprehensive offer for energy management and reliable electrical distribution includes MV transformers, MV and LV switchboards, LV circuit breakers, arc flash protection relays, insulation monitoring devices, power management systems.
Power electronics with rapid and frequent variations of loads provide many process-related control and energy savings benefits. However the growing abundance of these types of devices on board vessels may create harmonic distortion that affects components of the system. AccuSine PCS+ is the best-in-class active harmonic filter providing mitigation down to 3% THDI.
Schneider Electric specialises in harmonic mitigation, offering a broad range of solutions for every demand.
AccuSine PCS+ is a flexible, high performance, cost-effective solution for stabilising electrical networks by providing harmonic mitigation, power factor correction and load balancing.
Crews are increasingly struggling to secure their critical onboard processes, as a failure of their electrical distribution system could lead to major disruptions. Whether it is for ensuring crew safety, energy availability, or equipment reliability, the electrical distribution system is key.
The EcoStruxure™ architecture and solutions transform data into benefits. From anywhere in the world, your ship is connected to our platform and experts from Service Bureau Team. Thanks to EcoStruxure Asset Advisor platform, we leverage key data from your critical electrical equipment on board to provide actionable recommendations.
We pro-actively send you notifications for information and recommendations for action (work orders). We support you remotely during operations or we manage the onboard intervention of our field service engineers worldwide.
We provide reports in three categories, including an automated report of raw data executed by our platform, event reports of corrective or preventive actions, and periodic summary reports assessing condition and tips for optimisation.
Reduce downtime costs:
> Reduce the risk of unscheduled downtime
> Reduce unscheduled downtime duration
Reduce repair costs vs reactive maintenance:
> Reduce time to repair thanks to anticipated remote diagnosis
> Reduce the number of device breakdowns/replacements
> Reduce the quantity of corrective actions in emergency
> Anticipate failures and parts replacement
> Preventive maintenance optimisation
> Crew operation optimisation
> Be compliant with Class Societies at minimized cost