Steinsvik - Barge Control Software
Steinsviks barges are designed and equipped for Remote Operations. The infrastructure on the barge is important to implement any existing and future technology. The design and solutions on the Nova range are made with this in mind.
On the barge we have added a small server room with spacious rack for Steinvik Server, UPS, Switches and Network CAT6A. There are planned pathways for cables to mast and to below deck for cage access. There will be reserved space for external equipment (radio, company IT infrastructure etc.)
The Barges will be equipped with modern and future capable generic cabling with CAT6A technology for the barges system communication. The generic cabling can be added to implement company IT infrastructure on the barge. As well as wireless WAN inside and outside the barge. Furthermore Steinsvik design the infrastructure to Remote Operation requirements.
NG Barge Control
Steinsvik can deliver a complete control system of the barge, the system is module based and different modules can be added by customers requirements. The control and surveillance system is integrated in the Steinsvik software package delivered with the barge. All systems can be integrated into one user interface, available on the barge or on any other location via internet.
The following modules are available at the moment:
BC Ballast system
The Nova design can add ballast system to trim the barge when tank loads are causing some trim.
BC Door status
Doors with weather and water tight characteristics need to be closed to keep the barge safe should anything happen. When barges are Remote operated or for extra safety the door status can be added. The system can warn if doors are left open over time.
BC Power and generator control
The generators can be controlled from the control room or remotely, with status and fault message history and warnings. Power logging and control and surveillance on loads can be used to prevent or warn of failures and unwanted stop.
BC Bilge control
The bilge and fire alarm can be added to the remote operation system, as well as testing and override of pumps. A diesel leakage system can be integrated, the system will detect and separate a diesel or oil leakage from a water leakage and not start the bilge until it is critical for the barges safety.
BC Tank Status
A complete overview of the barges tanks capacity and filling level can be added to the operators information and planning.
The barges systems can be surveillanced by cameras in the silos, machine rooms, silo room or any other room requested by the user. The system will be integrated in the camera system for the dome and cage cameras in the Steinvik Vision software.