The latest Rolls-Royce integrated automation systems are designed to control and monitor ship operational systems in a robust, flexible, modern and reliable ship environment.
Systems are available for sailing vessels through bespoke upgrade packages. Upgrades can be supplied as a complete integrated system or as separate systems, including alarm and monitoring, tank sounding, and pump and valve control, depending on the requirements of the vessel. In addition, systems can be configured to interface with systems supplied by 3rd parties.
Each solution is custom-made to a vessel’s operating profile, with a graphical user interface displaying all necessary information to facilitate operation of the systems.
Functionality is enhanced by integrating the alarm and monitoring system, pump and valve control and tank sounding system.
Essential information is accessed quickly on Microsoft Windows-based operator stations complete with graphical presentations.
Components are based on a “common control platform” for seamless integration with other Rolls-Royce products and fewer spares are needed on-board.
Rolls-Royce uses its broad capability in vessel and system design to optimise the integration of automation and control systems.
Installation costs are economical due to reuse of existing cabinets and downtime is shorter due to preparation work performed onshore.
Access to Rolls-Royce's extensive global service network.
Rolls-Royce carried out a recent automation upgrade project for Remøy Shipping, on the platform supply vessel Rem Stadt, which was built in 1996. The scope of work was to upgrade the alarm, pump & valve and tank sounding systems, which were all standalone systems, and then to combine all three components as an integrated automation system.
Upgrading and integrating 3 systems which were previously separate means that all systems can now be accessed and controlled from both the bridge and engine control room on Rem Stadt. Improved visibility of the ship systems means improved operational safety.
This turnkey project on Rem Stadt was managed and completed by Rolls-Royce within a planned 10-day docking period. If a customer has shorter downtime available, then a full automation upgrade can be divided and performed over a series of downtime periods.
“We have a long history with Rolls-Royce. We chose them to do this upgrade based on good experience with quality, sustainability and services”, says Magnar Hodneland, technical manager for Remøy Shipping. “We were particularly impressed with the very short installation time – there was a lot of work to be done at the same time, and Rolls-Royce pulled out all the stops to make the deadline”.