Aker Solutions' Porsgrunn semi proportional control system is a well proven on/off hydraulic, incorporated with a new PLC-controller and frequency converter. It is designed for high accuracy and reliable manoeuvring of the rudder angle.
The system is fully integrated with the steering gear and includes alarm system, start/stop of pumps and rudder angle indication system. Aker Solutions' steering control system is a PLC-based system which is flexible in design and thus can be adopted to any kind of vessel.
Benefits for the owner
Aker Solutions' semi proportional system gives less power consumption and more energy saving compared with traditional solutions. This benefits both the owner and the environment – more money saved for you and a better environment for all of us. Low power consumption means low oil temperature which puts less stress on the hydraulic oil ensuring longer oil life time – all in all we reduce your lifecycle costs.
Benefits for the crew
Low noise and vibration gives better working environment.
Less emission from diesel generator sets.