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Electronic peak pressure indicator Targeting cost

introduced management
IMES | The German cylinder pressure sen- weight and easy-to-use hand-held electron- COSTFACT | ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems
sor specialist Imes GmbH has expanded its ic device. It is designed for measuring peak has initiated development of a new MEKO
portfolio by offering a new type of electron- pressure and calculating engine speed on product family for vessel modularisation.
ic pressure indicator. The electronic peak four-stroke engines,” said Stefan Neumann, Thank to its ability to combine civilian and
pressure indicator EPM-Peak is part of the president of IMES. military capabilities, the new product family
IMES EPM family. EMP-Peak measures the cylinder pres- will be able to flexibly cover the entire range
“Like our well-known and reliable EPM- sure with the integrated high-temperature of possible requirements – from civilian ap-
XP, the EPM-Peak is also an accurate, light- cylinder pressure sensor CPS and with a plications up to the highest military stand-
Thompson adaptor on the indicator cock ards, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems said.
of four-stroke marine diesel engines. In order to achieve targeted cost control
Ten consecutive pressure measurements from the beginning, ThyssenKrupp Marine
(cycles) are collected to calculate peak Systems uses the CostFact cost management
pressure and engine speed. The measured system. CostFact was specially developed for
data are displayed in numerical format on naval cost planning but is also used outside
the LCD screen and stored. the naval sector for the development of work
“In comparison with conventional mechan- and support ships, passenger liners, and in
ical peak pressure meters, the EPM-Peak of- mega-yacht construction. Besides targeting
fers easy handling, the measurements have cost planning, CostFact enables the estima-
a higher accuracy, the data Pmax and speed tion of the effect of capability requirements
will be displayed exactly on the LCD screen on costs and the evaluation of alternative
and up to 200 measurements can be stored. drafts from a cost perspective.
It is not necessary to list the measurements The advantages ThyssenKrupp Marine Sys-
directly,” Neumann explained. tems expects from the use of CostFact include:
EPM-Peak is factory-calibrated and has > The simple integration of cost informa-
a measuring range from 0 to 300 bar. The tion from different sources and divi-
equipment is temperature-compensated for sions;
the application range and will be delivered > The structured reuse of knowledge
with a calibration certificate. generated by prior projects;
The new electronic peak pressure indicator IMES also offers visualisation software to > Reliable statements about the risks en-
EPM-Peak show the Pmax and speed data on a PC. tailed by cost prognosis.

Marine lithium-ion modules receive safety approval

SEANERGY | Saft, a France-based designer standards have been written specifically to tems to power full-electric and hybrid-elec-
and manufacturer of advanced technology include Li-ion batteries in civil marine ap- tric applications for a wide variety of vessels.
batteries for industry, says it has received the plications,” said Didier Jouffroy, manager of According to the company, the key advan-
highest level of safety approval for its new Saft’s Marine Products and Applications di- tages of Saft SLFP cell technology for ma-
Seanergy® range of Li-ion Super-Iron Phos- vision. “This certification is effectively man- rine applications are its increased safety,
phate® (SLFP) battery modules developed datory for the use of Li-ion batteries in the its light weight and compact size, high effi-
specifically for civil marine propulsion ap- marine industry, and it is an important step ciency, long calendar and cycling life, fast-
plications such as workboats, yachts, ferries, in the commercialisation of our Seanergy® charging capability and high power output
offshore support vessels, cruise liners and solution.” – both continuous and in pulses and the
cargo ships. Saft says it has developed the Seanergy® ability to deliver high voltages. Saft has
The classification society Bureau Veritas as- modules to offer the proven safety, perfor- built on the well-proven SLFP cell tech-
sessed the Seanergy® modules according to mance and reliability advantages of SLFP nology to create the new Seanergy® mod-
the applicable marine standards and speci- chemistry in a fully integrated solution ules, which it says provide maintenance-
fications. “Safety is at the heart of all Saft’s designed specifically for civil marine pro- free energy storage in a compact package
marine activities, and this certification will pulsion installations. The range includes a designed specifically for marine applica-
inspire confidence in customers, investors variety of energy and power modules that tions, with the emphasis on long life and
and suppliers that the Seanergy® modules offer the flexibility and adaptability to create optimised total cost of ownership. Both
comply with best practice, especially as the highly efficient, cost-effective battery sys- energy and power modules are available.

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