We are pleased to announce that Binsfeld Engineering has just recently received certification by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for the TorqueTrak Revolution and the new TorqueTrak TPM2 instruments, under the ABS classification of
Marine Power Meters.
For more than 150 years, ABS has been at the forefront of maritime safety. Today ABS is a global leader in classification services to the marine and offshore industries. No other classification society in the world has the depth and breadth of experience of ABS across all major sectors of the marine industry.
In order to achieve the ABS Certification, Binsfeld Engineering was first required to become an ISO certified company, per ISO 9001:2008. We achieved the ISO certification in 2014.
The TorqueTrak Instruments: http://www.binsfeld.com/torquetrak/
Data Acquisition instruments from our partner, OpDAQ Systems: http://www.opdaq.com
Application: The TorqueTrak Revolution or TorqueTrak TPM2 is a permanently installed instrument for continuous measurement and monitoring of true mechanical Torque, Power, Shaft Speed and Shaft Direction on a rotating shaft. For marine vessels (ships), it is crucially important to Optimize Power Efficiency – to maximize the Power-Output per Fuel-Input ratio. The TorqueTrak instrument provides continuous dynamic measurement and data output for true mechanical Torque & Power on the propeller shafts. This "Power" data can be compared real-time to fuel consumption, ship speed, heading, weather conditions and other variables giving you the "Power Efficiency" information needed to make decisions. The Torque signal can also be used as a High Torque monitor/alarm, indicating a jammed propeller, for example.
If you have a good application or success story involving the TorqueTrak instruments that you would like to share in this newsletter, please send it to me for consideration.