New pelagic vessel with intelligent Delomatic-4 power management system
"DEIF’s Delomatic-4 system is the only system that can handle floating frequency together with all the other functions required"
- Tommy Falk Mikkelsen, Managing Director, KS Elektro
Untraditional emergency system
Unlike many vessels, Lunar Bow is not equipped with a traditional emergency generator. On the other hand, Lunar Bow is equipped with two separate engine rooms, enabling the system to run a generator parallel with the other diesel engines. Everything is managed automatically by the Delomatic-4 system and requires no additional input. “The reason for applying this solution is, that the generator almost is in operation daily instead of only being used once a month, risking that is is not working when needed,” Tommy explains. Applying this kind of system saves a small generator, and you can have a larger generator that can be used for operation instead.
Fast support and professional back-and-forth
For KS Elektro, it is essential to have the principal suppliers nearby so that they are guaranteed fast support and professional back-and-forth about the design and installation. DEIF’s headquarter is only a two and half hours drive from Skagen, meaning that KS Elektro is guaranteed competent service and support plus products and spare parts in no time. “We value the close cooperation with DEIF. We get fast, positive and competent support when we have questions or need for a new design,” says Tommy.
For the Lunar Bow project, the Danish switchboard builder ScanTECHNIC has delivered the main switchboards, and that has smoothened the process as KS Elektro, ScanTECHNIC and DEIF have been working together on several projects in the past. KS Elektro has been in contact with both ScanTECHNIC and DEIF’s project team during commissioning, which, according to Tommy, has made the process very smooth and time-saving.
Touch display provides operators with more functions
To modernise and integrate new functions, KS Elektro has implemented DEIF’s AGI touchscreen as a standard in all power management installations, providing operators with new features and a more user-friendly, modern and intuitive interface. ”In the beginning, people were a bit reluctant about the touchscreen, but it was just until they had tried using it and then they were convinced”, says Tommy.
No feedback is positive feedback
When asked about customers feedback on DEIF’s solutions, the managing director replies with a grin ”We only hear from our customers if they have a problem and that we rarely do”.
KS Elektro and Karstensens Shipyard
KS Elektro is a provider of electrical and electronic solutions for the maritime industry and was established in 2016 by Tommy Falk Mikkelsen and Karstensen Shipyard.
KS Elektro currently employs 110 electricians and engineers that cooperates with Karstensens Shipyard that counts 370 employees.