Marine

Thanks for your interest in Aartech’s offerings to the marine sector. Whether you are a marine equipment manufacturer, consultant, EPC contractor, project planner, system integrator or research / design / operation / maintenance / testing / commissioning engineer, we hope that you find our solutions of interest and look forward to hear from you.

The marine sector is responsible for a large portion of international shipping as well as strategic defence and patrol. Historically, this has provided a variety of alternatives for use of water bodies for personal and commercial operations.

RELIABLE ENGINE STARTING

The marine industry has a large number of electrically started, small – mid sized diesel powered boats.  Due to the changing crews, short and expensive berth times, and criticality of the engine starting especially at deep sea, it is common for operations to completely replace their battery sets every few docks which apart from the recurring cost and disposal / pollution norms; can be very difficult to handle, given the space constraints in which the batteries are usually mounted.

KranKing™ Ultracapacitors can give the much needed relief and support to marine operators by reducing the need and frequency of battery replacements and associated logistics.

KranKing™ Ultracapacitors can not only enhance engine starting performance and reliability by enhancing robust electrical support to the batteries, but reduce the extent of voltage dips thus substantially improving the performance of the mounted peripherals, reduce the wear and tear on the components.

LOAD LIMITING

Several marine requirements need to equip their personnel with easy access to charging their electronic peripherals but simultaneously need to restrict the user from powering higher loads. A rugged, low cost device installed with each access point can suitably address this need.

Also, the control arrangements in such schemes are naturally elaborate and extensive. Usually, circuit faults in the control wiring are handled by use of HRC fuses or MCBs. Both require manual intervention for restoration.

Aartech’s load limiter system solutions in the form of Load Checker can act as an automatic resettable control fuse and thus provide for minimum downtime and repair/replacement costs and efforts.

Aartech offers industry rugged LoadChecker solutions to these issues with low rating (< 100W) load limiters at a very affordable cost which are field proven with 1000’s in service.

PULSE POWER

Several marine applications need to ensure that sensitive onboard electronics are not affected by temporary dips in the battery supply due to occasional duty of high power loads.

Fuel Cell applications for remote Distributed Power generation are a subject of intense research and development today. While these systems have the advantage of a high energy density, they cannot respond to peak power demands and require considerable time to start up. Silent sources of power, for eg. fuel cells are being explored for submarine applications. FaraDigm® Ultracapacitors modules equipped with suitable power electronic interface can address this need in an integrated fuel cell power system. Aartech is involved in pioneering research and development in this field with leading academic and industrial research institutes and has developed capabilities to offer such integrated solutions to customized requirements.

FaraDigm® Ultracapacitors have proven performances for such applications with numerous advantages over battery based systems.

ENERGY HARVESTING

One can conceive numerous needs in marine applications which optimally utilize the energy harvesting technologies. For eg. a sailor can power his communication devices while on the move with a small PV module. Or a remote sensing data buoy on a weather monitoring station in the ocean, gathers energy and powers its measurement equipments and communication devices.

FaraDigm™ Ultracapacitors have a wide range of ratings to suit energy harvesting requirements. Some offerings also provide for a flexible form factor, making it adaptable to the end use application very effectively.

CONTROL & AUTOMATION

Aartech’s Control & Relay Panels (CRP) SSD is organized to offer specialized custom built, integrated software engineered solutions involving aspects of protection, metering, communications and control for distributed automation, SCADA and remote telemetry based control and automation solutions.