Ships and ports

Electrical Safety for Ships and Ports

Whether the seas are calm or rough, the outstanding reliability results from Bender's extensive experience in using these devices, even under extreme environmental conditions. This means Bender products also meet the stringent requirements for naval forces in Germany, NATO, and other countries worldwide.

Electricity was first introduced onboard ships in 1880 on the SS Columbia, a 300ft. cargo and passenger steamship, and was the first vessel with electrical lighting. Radios, engine telegraphs, and board phones were the following systems. Over one hundred years ago, the only lighting was powered by electricity. Now, a power supply is needed across the ship, creating an urgent need for electrical safety to protect both the machines and people onboard.

A set of rules and standards helps with the safe design of electrical systems on vessels. One important goal is to decrease electrical shock hazards by detecting and reducing leakage currents. The other is to maximize the availability of electrical systems on board since no electrical power can be as dangerous as electrical power where you don't want it. It is essential to detect faults before the system fails to enable planned maintenance instead of a spontaneous reaction in the worst case of a storm at sea. Bender products are developed for demanding maritime applications, including power distribution, electrical propulsion, control and automation, and offline monitoring of safety-relevant loads such as fire hoses.

For decades, Bender has designed and manufactured electrical safety solutions for virtually every industry. Bender offers comprehensive know-how and solutions for safe power for all offshore and onshore maritime applications, including civilian, commercial and military ships, submarines, cranes, and container handling systems. The extensive solutions we offer today are based on more than 75 years of experience. Ensure the electrical supply to your ship or port with a Bender solution.