Propulsion Control System
High-precision propulsion control
The availability of propulsion power is vital for keeping a vessel and its systems operational. The Rhodium Propulsion Control System (PCS) is employed for the generation and distribution of propulsion power supply to the ship in accordance with the various operational readiness conditions.
The Rhodium PCS is an independent and fully autonomous stand-alone system consisting of dedicated Local Processing Units (LPU’s) per propulsion shaft, with each LPU interfacing with the engines, clutches, gearbox, CPP and other propulsion systems. The Rhodium PCS is controlled via PCS control panels in the wheelhouse and the control room.
The Rhodium PCS provides controls for starting and stopping the engines and supports multiple propulsion configurations. These configurations vary from a single-engine fixed pitch propeller, to a complex combined diesel and gas turbine (CODAG) configuration.
The operator can select the actual selection of propulsors via the PCS panel. Control of clutches and shaft breaks to activate each configuration is done automatically by the PCS, including adjusting the combinatory curve accordingly.
The Rhodium PCS system offers full integration with the Rhodium IPMS, PMS and DPT systems.
Besides the PCS control panels, the Rhodium PCS can also be controlled and monitored via dedicated viewers in the IPMS. This means the operator does not have to physically be at the PCS control panel.
The integration with PMS systems guarantees full support for electrical and hybrid propulsion systems. The integration with DPT systems allows the PCS to be controlled for position holding and speed keeping.
System integrator and innovator
RH Marine is an established electrical and automation system integrator for customers operating globally in the defence, safety and security sectors. Working closely with navies and coastguard services worldwide we provide technical solutions that guarantee safe and secure operations at sea.
Every day we are innovating towards tomorrow’s electrical and automation systems and each day we take a step to improve this process. All of us have a passion for what we do. We happen to like integrating. We are RH Marine.