E-Pulse from CMR Group, automation and control system specialists for marine and energy applications, is a control system that can be installed on medium and high-speed diesel engines to extend engine life, operating in harsh marine and land-based applications and installations. Because there is no requirement for maintenance of the system post installation, operational cost savings of up to 100% can be achieved.
Built around an integrated touch screen-operated local operating panel, main control cabinet, and junction box microprocessor package, E-Pulse provides comprehensive engine alarm and monitoring, safety, control operational capabilities for 20 years.
This new approach to extend engine life reduces the requirement for future control system refit, providing advanced operational functionality.
While reproducing existing engine functions, the technology can be fully customized and configured to implement additional monitoring functions to improve and simplify the operation with a minimum investment cost. In addition, E-Pulse has been designed to be easily retro-fitted to existing installation, minimizing downtime, or fitted as part of a new vessel or power plant installation.
Utilizing the latest technology and open-source software (OSS), the interface to external propulsion systems, auxiliaries, and vessel management technologies are hardwired I/O, Modbus RTU, and Ethernet TCP/IP compatible, providing the user with an easy-to-use, reliable, and fully independent engine control solution.
Gerard Baldellou, marine division manager at CMR Group, said, “CMR will offer a turnkey sensor, cabling, and control system package for retrofit installations, while flexible and versatile system architecture ensures E-Pulse can be fitted quickly and easily for new engine installations.”
A complete support package for ISO 9001 certified E-Pulse is available. Post manufacture, all equipment will be subject to rigorous inspection, including high-voltage flash testing, to ensure compliance with customer requirements and Class type approved componentry.