SEATTLE â€“ May 5, 2009 â€“ Technicold by Northern Lights is proud to introduce the marine industryâ€™s most advanced solution for electrical load management â€“ the variable output Automatic Linear Load Bank System.
The Technicold Automatic Linear Load Bank System is the ideal solution for a vessel requiring electrical load balancing. It is the only fresh-water cooled, non-modular load bank commercially available that features variable outputs to manage electrical load on each individual 3-phase leg.
By supplying a supplemental electric load to the generator, Technicold load banks ensure that the generator is always properly loaded. A shipâ€™s load activity is easily monitored with the load bank controller, which tracks phases from the shipâ€™s electrical panel. The digital controllers analyze the data and transmit commands to the load bank processors. When the vesselâ€™s power usage fluctuates, the controller uses pre-programmed parameters to manage electric loads, ensuring optimal loading of the shipâ€™s generator sets. Units are available with the optional PLC system that includes a full-color touch screen.
â€œHigh-energy demand systems like air conditioning, stabilizers and bow thrusters are becoming more common in all types of vessels,â€ said Clive Cox, Technicold director of engineering. â€œWith multiple staterooms, power configurations and night-versus-day demands, properly loading your generator set can be challenging. Without proper load management, the generator set can run under-loaded, leading to potential maintenance issues. A fully variable load bank can manage your generatorsâ€™ loads to ensure optimal performance.â€
Power production and climate control are among the most critical systems on any vessel. A climate-control provider with the experience of Technicold, backed by the power production specialists at Northern Lights, is uniquely qualified to produce a load-banking solution that truly sets the industry standard.
The Technicold Linear Load Bank will be on display at the American Superyacht Forum in Seattle, Washington from May 11-14.