Wärtsilä PMS “When blackout is not an option”
The Power Management System controls power generation and power distribution onboard the ship, to secure enough available power for propulsion and manoeuvring . A complete Wärtsilä solution, including PMS, ensures an optimal tuned system that will reduce the risk of bad performance and blackouts.
PMS from Wärtsilä contains all standard functions like load dependant start/stop, load sharing, synchronising, load shedding etc. The system has several advanced options that will reduce distribution losses, increase the energy availability and save space and installation costs. For use in the offshore market, Wärtsilä PMS has passed stringent tests like Hardware-in-loop (HIL) tests from third party verification companies.
Wärtsilä PMS is fully integrated in WIAS.
Wärtsilä automation systems are designed to provide a high level of safety, economy, reliability and availability through the whole life-cycle of a vessel.
The design is based on use of Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components and a high level of standardization. This reduces building costs, secures high availability of spare parts and keeps maintenance costs down. As process stations, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are used, while Personal Computers (PCs) contain the graphical user interface and storage of historical alarm and trend data.
The number of, and configuration/topology of the automation system varies from delivery to delivery, and depends on ship type and size, as well as customer requirements.