The CAESAR Propulsion Control Systems (CAESAR PCS) are designed for the control of propulsion, steering and motion damping devices onboard of High Speed Crafts (HSC). The system has a modular design with emphasis on weight-saving. This allows for its application on various types of HSC, such as (wave-piercing) catamarans,
fast supply vessels, trimarans, naval vessels and highspeed yachts. It enables integrated remote control of all onboard waterjets, rudders and motion damping devices. The CAESAR PCS interfaces with available machinery sensors and actuators to control waterjet buckets, steering nozzles (via proportional valves) and auxiliary controls operating hydraulic pump(s), clutch and thrustbearing. High-Speed-Craft systems consist of multiple control cabinets, each with individual controllers for independent operation. Cabinets contain two digital controllers (main and back-up) where the controller can operate up to two waterjets. Main controllers operate follow-up steering control and power/reversing control. Whereas the backup controller operates jog-switch back-up control and indication of the steering nozzle, bucket and impeller speed.
The CAESAR PCS is developed and designed in accordance with the IMO High-Speed Craft Code 2000. Modularity and use of generic hardware allows independence of availability of Commercial-Off-The- Shelf (COTS) hardware. Each system is assembled at the Kwant Controls’ facility and supplied with customer’s choice classification. After integration, it is subject to a thorough Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), in attendance of the Classification surveyor, owner and/or yard representative(s).
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