UPS Systems for DP Systems

Many critical electrical systems installed on a vessel are essential for the safety of the personnel and equipment on-board.

One such system is the Dynamic Positioning (DP), which is basically a computer controlled system that automatically maintains a vessel’s position and heading by using its own propellers and thrusters.

Marisatcom markets UPS Systems For Vessel's Dynamic Position System

Imagine if the vessel’s input power suddenly fails … or is damaged… then the ship would lose steering and start to drift, possibly crashing into other vessels or structures…

This is where Marisatcom markets a Marine range of Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS), which become essential. For the second where power is lost the UPS kicks in and depending on its runtime will maintain clean power to the essential systems on-board until the vessel’s power is restored.

A power protection type approved UPS to IACS-E10 UPS waiting DNV-GL approval.

DP is commonly used within the offshore oil industry typically on-board exploration vessels, pipe and cable laying ships, drill-ships and Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessels (FPSO).

The new UPS – MTA (DNV-GL) range of marine type approved DNV-GL certified IP54 integrated UPS systems offer comprehensive power protection and battery backup for a range of marine based applications including support for dynamic positioning systems.

Installation of the UPS – MTA (DNV-GL) secures the continuity of your vessel’s operations by guaranteeing a supply of clean and protected power to support the various technological elements of a DP system.

Typical Configuration of projects includes:

  • Rugged 2mm thick welded steel enclosure To IP23 with AVM and fixing bracket
  • 3kVA AC UPS
  • 30 Minute battery
  • 12 way DP distribution
  • Input isolation transformer
  • Earth Fault monitoring
  • 24VDC remote ESD
  • Dual input C/O contactors
  • Rugged 2mm thick welded steel enclosure To IP23 with AVM and fixing bracket
  •  7kVA AC UPS
  • 30 Minute battery
  • 12 way DP distribution
  • Input isolation transformer
  • Earth Fault monitoring
  • 24VDC remote ESD
  • Dual input C/O contactors