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Valmet launches Dashboards as part of Valmet DNA Automation System 2018 collection

Valmet launches Valmet DNA Automation System collection 2018 introducing Valmet DNA Dashboard concept that takes the visualization of process data to the next level. Valmet DNA collection 2018 introduces also improvements to the IO (Input/Output) products and OPC UA (Unified Architecture) communication capabilities. Valmet DNA Automation System is utilized in pulp, paper, energy and other process industries around the world.

Valmet DNA Dashboards make reading and understanding process data easier

Valmet DNA Dashboards are web applications providing pre-analyzed, essential production process information presented in a visual way that is easy to interpret. They use the real-time and history data already available through customer's Valmet DNA Automation System, thus complementing Valmet's Industrial Internet products and services. The new DNA dashboards make it possible to immediately see what is happening at a mill or plant and react to changing situations fast.

By connecting easily to existing system data, Valmet DNA Dashboard can provide key performance indicators and meaningful information to different user roles at a mill or plant, from operators to the CEO. The use of the DNA Dashboards is not limited to a control room - Valmet DNA Dashboards can be used stationary or mobile from any location.

"Valmet DNA Dashboards are designed by applying modern user experience principles. User role and needs determine the content and presentation of data that is derived from Valmet DNA Automation System," says Jukka Ylijoki, Vice President, R&D, Automation Business Line, Valmet.

Valmet DNA Dashboards are available for alarm management for all industries. For paper, board atissue industries, Valmet introduces quality and production monitoring dashboard. For the energy industry, Valmet provides dashboard for the monitoring of energy production and availability as well as emission and production efficiency. For pulp industry, Valmet introduces dashboard for pulp production, departmental and bale quality monitoring.

 

 

Roxtec launches plastic pipe seals for aluminium structures 

Transit specialist Roxtec extends its range of plastic pipe seals to meet the demand for high quality light-weight aluminum solutions in the marine and offshore sector. From now on, the Roxtec Sleev-it™ penetration seals are available not only in steel, but also with aluminum flange – for use in aluminum decks and bulkheads.

The increasing use of aluminum structures in shipbuilding is based on requirements for lower weight, reduced fuel consumption and higher speed. Ships and vessels made in aluminum are also likely to ensure better maneuverability and lower cost for lifecycle maintenance and ownership. The new seals from Roxtec are expected to be frequently used on cruise liners and high-speed ferries as well as on LNG carriers

Certified protection

Supplying shipyards worldwide, Roxtec continuously strives to develop sealing solutions that add value. The addition of Roxtec Sleev-it™ penetration seals with flanges in aluminum is yet another example. The seals for aluminum structures are approved for both A-60 and A-0 fire rated divisions and type approval certificates are now available. The waterproof version is also approved for 1 bar water-tightness and 0.67 bar gas-tightness.

Seals for plastic pipes

The Roxtec Sleev-it™ Fire penetration seal contains intumescent material which efficiently closes off the plastic pipe penetration in case of fire. It is openable and can be used for both new-build and retrofit projects. The Roxtec Sleev-it™ Waterproof penetration seal has similar properties, but includes a rubber grommet for protection against gas and water. The seals are ideal for pipe penetrations above the waterline onboard various ships and vessels. They are light-weight and easy to install from one side of the deck or bulkhead.

Valmet launches Dashboards as part of Valmet DNA Automation System 2018 collection

Valmet, the Finnish engineering group, said it would launchValmet DNA Automation System collection 2018 introducing Valmet DNA Dashboard concept that takes the visualization of process data to the next level. Valmet DNA collection 2018 introduces also improvements to the IO (Input/Output) products and OPC UA (Unified Architecture) communication capabilities. Valmet DNA Automation System is utilized in pulp, paper, energy and other process industries around the world.

Valmet DNA Dashboards make reading and understanding process data easier

Valmet DNA Dashboards are web applications providing pre-analyzed, essential production process information presented in a visual way that is easy to interpret. They use the real-time and history data already available through customer's Valmet DNA Automation System, thus complementing Valmet's Industrial Internet products and services. The new DNA dashboards make it possible to immediately see what is happening at a mill or plant and react to changing situations fast.

By connecting easily to existing system data, Valmet DNA Dashboard can provide key performance indicators and meaningful information to different user roles at a mill or plant, from operators to the CEO. The use of the DNA Dashboards is not limited to a control room - Valmet DNA Dashboards can be used stationary or mobile from any location.

"Valmet DNA Dashboards are designed by applying modern user experience principles. User role and needs determine the content and presentation of data that is derived from Valmet DNA Automation System," says Jukka Ylijoki, Vice President, R&D, Automation Business Line, Valmet.

Valmet DNA Dashboards are available for alarm management for all industries. For paper, board and tissue industries, Valmet introduces quality and production monitoring dashboard. For the energy industry, Valmet provides dashboard for the monitoring of energy production and availability as well as emission and production efficiency. For pulp industry, Valmet introduces dashboard for pulp production, departmental and bale quality monitoring.

Wärtsilä introduces next generation marine radar system

The technology group Wärtsilä announces the introduction of its new Nacos Platinum solid state S-Band radar system. This next generation marine radar offering promotes safety via optimised target detection, regardless of the prevailing environmental conditions. Furthermore, the compact design enhances system reliability, while the elimination of a magnetron creates a significant reduction in maintenance costs compared to conventional radar systems.

“Wärtsilä’s smart marine vision is to utilise the latest technologies, together with high levels of digitalisation and connectivity, to ensure even greater efficiencies and added safety. We see this as being essential to ensure sustainable profitability for our customers’ operations. The new solid state S-Band radar system is entirely in line with this thinking,” says Eberhard Maass, Product Manager, Navigation Systems, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

Wärtsilä’s Nacos Platinum radar systems are an integral part of the company’s industry-leading navigation offering. They have particularly strong market penetration in the cruise, ferry, and luxury yacht segments. The solid state system is expected to enhance this market position even further. The first units are scheduled for delivery in mid-2019.

Bolidt hits all-time high as cruise ship refits surge

[Bolidt exhibits at the SMM, Hall B5, Stand 320]

The vibrant cruise ship refurbishment market is reflected in an all-time high in refit work for Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems, with the record including completion of five major ship projects so far this year. Bookings for a further seven large ship jobs are part of a workload that the company says includes ‘dozens’ of forthcoming projects planned for well into 2019.

In 2018, Bolidt has been a key participant in refurbishment and upgrade projects involving NCL’s Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Star; the RCCL vessels Mariner and Independence of the Seas; and the Azamara Club Cruises ship Azamara Pursuit. Refurbishment bookings for drydocking later this year and in the first half of 2019 include Norwegian Jewel, Celebrity Summit and Celebrity Millennium; Navigator, Oasis of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas; and Carnival Triumph.

The scale of the flooring and deck system upgrades within these projects is extensive. As Jacco van Overbeek, Bolidt Director, Maritime Division, observes: “These refits are significant and all-encompassing, and you will find us working on all decks, from 0 to 14 and above, and on a wide range of spaces onboard, including galleys, balconies, water park areas, running tracks and general public spaces, among others. The bulk of the work has required us to supply our industry-leading Bolideck Future Teak and Bolideck Select Soft systems, but we have also delivered other innovative solutions from our portfolio for these refits.”

One of the most significant projects for Bolidt this year involved a major overhaul of Azamara Pursuit, which took place at Belfast’s Harland & Wolff shipyard. Northern Ireland-based company, MJM Group, was awarded a turnkey project for the four-month long refit, and Bolidt was contracted directly by MJM to carry out the necessary decking upgrade work. Van Overbeek says: “We have known MJM for many years, participating alongside them on a lot of projects, but this was a new way of working through a single turnkey contractor, and it went well. The result was very positive, and we are extremely proud of the upgrades undertaken on Azamara Pursuit in partnership with MJM.”

One of the key challenges for Bolidt in managing its increased cruise refit business, which now accounts for around 40% of its activity in the cruise shipping market, is the volume of work that has to be compressed into an increasingly short drydocking stay. “Sometimes we have more than 15,000m² of material to install in less than a month,” says van Overbeek. “We have risen to this challenge by increasing our pool of specialist installers and by ‘growing our own’ and promoting employees with the aptitude and a willingness to learn about the practical side of the cruise refit market.”

The company has further responded to the need to boost productivity to deliver projects within tight schedules by developing prefabrication techniques. Van Overbeek says: “This has helped in areas where the complexity of installation in liquid form is simply too great for us to pursue traditional pouring methods. Instead, we have developed innovative, practical applications for resin decking compounds, wherever accessibility for traditional materials, such as teak and tiles, has become prohibitive. In some cases there are no viable options other than the customised solutions that Bolidt has developed, which puts us in a strong competitive position.”

Bolidt is also upbeat about cruise refit prospects. “We have seen an acceleration of planned projects at Carnival and we expect other brands will start following suit,” says van Overbeek. “The products we offer have withstood the test of time and continue to be preferred by shipowners based on durability and aesthetics.”

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