• #8 - The Age of Autonomous Vessels

    Alfa Laval Offers Better Control

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    Alfa Laval test and training centre expansion (Courtesy of Alfa Laval)

    Swedish systems manufacturer Alfa Laval is upgrading its latest product control systems. The company says the move will both modernize interfaces and make products easier to use.

    The latest new-look control boards, the Alfa Laval Touch Control (ATC), have been rolled out across the boiler product line, with plans to incorporate them into other products.

    The ATC is PLC-based, for plug-and-play operation and great durability in the engine room. Its compatibility with all major bus interfaces means easy connection to onboard communications systems. John Pedersen, company boilers and heaters manager said, “Having these types of control systems means more safety, since operators do not have to go into the control cabinets to manually push buttons. The operator can now see what the system is doing at a safe distance and adjust features through the touch screen.”

    About the Author

    Samantha Fisk worked at RINA (The Royal Institution of Naval Architects) for 7 years and has now gone into freelance, working for European magazines.

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