HEINZMANN, one of the few manufacturers of type approved gas engine control systems worldwide, has redefined the limits of what is technically feasible and shifted the standards together with engine specialist MAN Rollo B.V. and engine manufacturer MAN Engines. By 2025, this innovative cooperation with MAN Engines and MAN Rollo will have equipped and launched 40 ships with low-emission drives. The reduction of emissions can only be achieved through the interaction of many components based on the outstanding engineering achievements of all partners. The Parsifal project will help shape the future of shipping. Transporting goods on the water is becoming more climate-friendly.
Shipping is the backbone of global cargo handling. More than two thirds of total freight volumes worldwide are sent on ships via waterways in containers, as bulk goods or in tanks. Ship builders and shipping companies are aware of their responsibility and are actively looking for solutions to make the transport of goods more climate-friendly. One possible option: future-proof engines that combine high performance with low-emission operation. The Parsifal project implements this solution.
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On a Swedish icebreaker, HEINZMANN succeeded in converting the propulsion engine of the ship from mechanical fuel injection to common rail injection.
The customised solution is available for almost any four-stroke- or two-stroke engine and delivers outstanding results in terms of engine optimisation, fuel saving, noise behaviour and exhaust emissions, especially in terms of smoking behaviour.
The gas powered open sea ferry from Cuxhaven to Heligoland is the first newly built seagoing ferry to be operated with liquefied natural gas.
The main propulsion is a dual-fuel motor and is driven by 99 % liquid gas fuel and 1 % diesel. The LNG generator sets for on-board power generation by MAN Rollo B.V. are regulated through an engine management and monitoring system by HEINZMANN. The management system of these engines comprises HELENOS Speed Control Systems, KRONOS 20 AFR Systems for the electronic air-fuel ratio control, PHLOX II Ignition Control Systems and ARIADNE Systems for monitoring any potential knocking combustion.
The seagoing vessel ARM22 Klaas Adriana is driven by a Caterpillar 3606 DI-TA engine. This engine is controlled by the 1100 series hydraulic governor from REGULATEURS EUROPA. The governor replaces the previously installed Woodward 3161 governor, which gave rise to increased maintenance costs and dysfunctions.
The 1115 L is widely used in the marine sector and features an electric stepper motor as an actuator. The HEINZMANN stepper motor drive board differs from our competitor's equipment in that allows analogue or digital speed setting. The governor provides accurate speed control and responds rapidly to load or speed changes. Minimum and maximum speeds as well as the speed ramp rates can be programmed and adjusted easily on the stepper motor drive board.
The adjustable electric start fuel limiter prevents the engine from emitting excessive smoke when starting. A complete kit, which contains all necessary mounting materials and levers, is available to carry out the retrofit in as short as possible "down time" for the vessel.
UECC operate a fleet of 18 pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) that are designed to meet the requirements for providing short sea transportation services for cars and other rolling cargo on the European continent. Five of the existing vessels are equipped with TRINO, an on-line condition monitoring system from REGULATEURS EUROPA.
The system continuously monitors the vessel’s propulsion gearboxes, alternators and main engine turbochargers for early indications of wear and/or unexpected problems. The TRINO system automatically records and communicates any vibration initiated alarms to the chief engineer as well as broadcasts the data via cloud, to REGULATEURS EUROPA’s servers for trending, analysis and reports conducted by our team of CAT2 certified vibration analysts.
Three Incat-built catamaran fast ferries operating in Japan, Taiwan and Denmark have been successfully upgraded to use the latest Viking35 and MVC products from REGULATEURS EUROPA and HEINZMANN for control of their four 20V28/33D (RK280) main propulsion engines.
Each engine was originally supplied with three Viking25 EFI, MAA and DI modules and two Mecel/Hoerbiger Bank Controller Modules (BCMs) to support full engine control (with electronic fuel injection), alarm, monitoring and safety functionality. Viking25 modules were replaced with ‘same form fit and function’ Viking35 modules, and the Bank Controller Modules were replaced by a single Solenoid Driver Module (SDM) containing an MVC 01-20 unit.
As the upgrade minimised changes to the physical system and its functionality, the crew could continue to operate and maintain the system with very little additional training. Additionally, most spare parts already held by the operators could continue to be used.