EcoMarine Propulsion receives ABS certification for TeraTorq modules
EcoMarine Propulsion Corp.
announces it has been awarded a Certificate of Product Design Assessment
(certificate number 12-HS881347-PDA) from the American Bureau of Shipping
for use of the newest version of the TeraTorq Inverter Module (TIM-270) and the
TeraTorq Frame Module (TFM 521) within EcoMarine Propulsion's PowerRing Diesel
Electric and Hybrid Propulsion System.
manufactured in the USA, TIM-270s are powerful and flexible modules that
provide AC/DC, DC/AC, and DC/DC conversions, depending upon the function of a
particular circuit, the Milford, Mass.-based company says. Individual
water cooled TIMs are lightweight and small (9" x 9" x 24", 120 pounds). Each TIM-270 is
designed to provide up to 200kW of power management. As many as 64
TIMs can be networked to process up to 13MW of power within a single circuit.
version of the TIM-270, with production shipments having started in August, is
a key component of EcoMarine Propulsion’s PowerRing System, that leverages
TeraTorq permanent magnet generators for
variable speed generation, which enables reductions in fuel consumption and
reductions in emissions, both of which are critical today and will become more
critical as U.S. EPA Tier 4 and other regulatory requirements around the globe
go into effect, EcoMarine says. The PowerRing also utilizes sealed, water
cooled TeraTorq PM motors for propulsion, thrusters, and other variable speed
applications aboard a ship.
A TFM-521 is
a rack that holds up to four TIM-270 modules. Multiple
TFMs will be packaged into a line-up providing the total power needed for a ship’s
system, EcoMarine says. Because TIMs are smart and offer true
plug-and-play capability, crew members can safely change a TIM-270 anywhere in
the world due to the safe, blind-mate connections within a TFM, the company
says. This design feature, coupled with the TIM-270’s built-in support for
network architecture redundancy, provides a unique level of added safety for
all vessels as a TIM-270, if required, can be moved from one slot within a TFM
into any other TFM slot on a ship, and will automatically start to perform the
required function of that particular TFM slot, EcoMarine says.
As part of its
unique services, which include starting with a customized design and ending
with a completely warrantied power system, EcoMarine Propulsion Corp. says it provides
PowerRing clients with documentation, design reviews, and surveys for the
specific configuration of motors, generators, TIM-270s and all other
electronics which are used within each client's propulsion system.