Ship wide DC-bus power distribution with variable
speed shaft and auxiliary generators.
– for 4-stroke (medium speed) applications
Solution Five uses all the energy efficient features of a Hybrid Propulsion Machinery plus a ship-wide DC-link power distribution system. With the DC-link distributing electrical power to all consumers, energy efficiency is increased by up to 35%. The Hybrid DC Machinery concept includes variable speed Auxiliary Generators and Permanent Magnet technologies for the rotating machines. With the ship-wide DC-link power distribution fault currents are kept to a minimum thanks to the precise controls of the dedicated inverter units per consumer. The need for large switchboards and bulky transformers are therefore minimised, which means greater savings in space and weight as well as far better total efficiency.
– Direct Drive Permanent Shaft Generator for 2-stroke (slow speed) applications
The permanent magnet rotor is mounted on the intermediate shaft of the propulsion system. Mass and inertia are very low and thus the impact on propulsion system torsional vibration calculations (TVC) remains minimal. No additional bearings are required, thus the propeller shaft system design remains uncompromised. The generator housing, consisting of a compact, feet mounted stator package, including the rotor and intermediate shaft, is positioned on the generator bed in the propeller shaft line and connected via flanges.