Ship

Electrical Safety for Ships

Onboard power supply

What do you do if a ship loses power? Generally, ships have ungrounded power systems. Their generators, distribution, propulsion, and control and automation systems are monitored in real-time, either online or offline, to forewarn potential insulation degradation. Sophisticated monitoring technologies from Bender are designed to withstand harsh marine conditions. They are used globally on vessels ranging from submarines to cruise liners, protecting against the dangerous consequences of electrical failure. Ground faults on ships can be detrimental if not resolved quickly. Thankfully, any electrical system can be monitored with devices that can also communicate system status. Detecting faults before a system fails enables planned and predictive maintenance instead of emergency action in what can be life-threatening situations, and Bender offers electrical safety solutions for this reason.

Onshore power supply

For port operators and shipbuilders, setting up an onshore power supply represents a considerable undertaking. Transformer stations and cables to the quay need to be set up on land. These are mostly brought on-board via booms and connected to one or more points. Not only the tides, but also the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code must be taken into consideration. It is important that the monitoring equipment on board the ship and on shore are synchronized as otherwise there can be problems with fault detection. Bender products can be set up so that there are not two measuring systems in a single power circuit.

Cabins, accommodation, event areas

Accommodation and cabins on ships can be exposed to problems with the electrical system within seconds which can only be found manually with a great deal of time and experience. This involves the risk of electric shock and machine downtime. With a multi-channel residual current system (ground-fault monitoring), an emerging problem can be detected, reported and repaired quickly.

Galleys

The galleys on ships are prone to electrical faults that can only be detected manually with plenty of experience and time. Especially the grills and steamers often cause problems. In all these applications, people can be injured or killed. With a multi-channel residual current system (ground-fault monitoring), an emerging problem can be detected much earlier than with a conventional GFCI system and repaired before it becomes critical. Another advantage: The whole galley does not have to be shut down if one device is faulty.

Radar, sonar, weapons systems, fire control

On all ships, it is important that they remain fully controllable in all situations and, for example, the radar, sonar and weapons systems are operational at all times. Ground-fault monitoring devices from Bender can easily handle what are sometimes very high-frequency currents and guarantee continuous operation in every situation. Any electrical faults in parts of the whole system are quickly detected and reported and can then be repaired or replaced within a short amount of time.

Sanitary areas

In terms of equipment, sanitary areas onboard ships are similar to those in small hospitals with their own operating rooms. These are very similar to those in land-based hospitals or small treatment centers. Bender is a capable partner in this area and provides code-compliant solutions and expertise.

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CategoryNameSizeLanguageTimestampD-/B-Number
Product Overviews ISOMETER®/ISOSCAN® 3.7 MB EN2022/05/25 08:08:1025.05.2022 08:08:10
Technical Information 2020 Guidelines (US) 5.6 MB EN2020/01/28 14:33:1428.01.2020 14:33:14
Product Overviews Overview Brochure 4.2 MB EN2022/08/25 20:30:5725.08.2022 20:30:57
Market Segment Brochures Maritime Systems - Harbors and Vessels 7.2 MB EN2022/09/02 10:53:2902.09.2022 10:53:29
Technical Article The “Oasis of the Seas”: A Cruise Ship of Superlatives 340.0 KB EN2019/05/13 10:29:2213.05.2019 10:29:22
Technical Information A Safe Trip all the Time – with Reliable Power Supply 502.0 KB EN2019/05/13 10:29:2213.05.2019 10:29:22
Market Segment Brochures Bender Industry Application 19.1 MB EN2022/08/19 13:05:0819.08.2022 13:05:08
Market Segment Brochures Electrical Safety Solutions for Yachts and Cruise Liners 11.1 MB EN2022/08/31 19:16:4931.08.2022 19:16:490

Products

Current Transformers

LINETRAXX® CTUB100 Series

AC/DC sensitive measuring current transformer (Type B)

Ground-Fault Monitoring, Ungrounded

ISOMETER® iso685…
ISOMETER® iso685 Series

Ground-fault detector for ungrounded AC/DC systems

ISOMETER® IR425-D4
ISOMETER® IR425-D4

Ground-fault monitoring device for ungrounded AC/DC control circuits

Ground-Fault Monitoring for Grounded Systems

LINETRAXX® RCMS460-D
LINETRAXX® RCMS460-D Blindspot®

Multi-channel AC/DC ground-fault monitor

LINETRAXX® RCMS490-D
LINETRAXX® RCMS490-D Blindspot®

Multi-channel AC/DC ground-fault monitor with individual relay outputs

System Components

AGH204S-4
AGH204S-4

Extension of the nominal voltage range of ISOMETER® iso685 series to AC, 3(N)AC 0...1650/0...1300 V

AGH520S
AGH520S

Extension of the nominal voltage range of ISOMETER® to AC 0...7200 V

AGH675S-7/AGH675S-7MV15
AGH675S-7

The coupling device AGH675S-7/AGH675S-7MV15 is designed to extend the nominal voltage range of the ISOMETER® IRDH275BM-7 to AC/DC 0…15.5 kV

AGH676S-4
AGH676S-4

Extension of the nominal voltage range of ISOMETER® iso685.../IR420-D64 series to AC 0...12 kV

Resistance Grounded Systems (HRG/LRG)

LINETRAXX® NGRM700

Monitor for use in high-resistance grounded systems

Ground-Fault Location, Ungrounded

ISOSCAN® EDS440
ISOSCAN® EDS440 Series

Ground-fault location module for ungrounded AC/DC systems

ISOSCAN® EDS460-D
ISOSCAN® EDS460-D

- This device series is in the discontinuation phase. -
Deliverable according to availability until 01.01.2025.

ISOSCAN® EDS30…
ISOSCAN® EDS3090 Series

Portable ground-fault location systems for ungrounded and grounded systems

Current Transformers

LINETRAXX® CTUB100 Series

AC/DC sensitive measuring current transformer (Type B)

Details

Ground-Fault Monitoring, Ungrounded

ISOMETER® iso685…
ISOMETER® iso685 Series

Ground-fault detector for ungrounded AC/DC systems

Details
ISOMETER® IR425-D4
ISOMETER® IR425-D4

Ground-fault monitoring device for ungrounded AC/DC control circuits

Details

Ground-Fault Monitoring for Grounded Systems

LINETRAXX® RCMS460-D
LINETRAXX® RCMS460-D Blindspot®

Multi-channel AC/DC ground-fault monitor

Details
LINETRAXX® RCMS490-D
LINETRAXX® RCMS490-D Blindspot®

Multi-channel AC/DC ground-fault monitor with individual relay outputs

Details

System Components

AGH204S-4
AGH204S-4

Extension of the nominal voltage range of ISOMETER® iso685 series to AC, 3(N)AC 0...1650/0...1300 V

Details
AGH520S
AGH520S

Extension of the nominal voltage range of ISOMETER® to AC 0...7200 V

Details
AGH675S-7/AGH675S-7MV15
AGH675S-7

The coupling device AGH675S-7/AGH675S-7MV15 is designed to extend the nominal voltage range of the ISOMETER® IRDH275BM-7 to AC/DC 0…15.5 kV

Details
AGH676S-4
AGH676S-4

Extension of the nominal voltage range of ISOMETER® iso685.../IR420-D64 series to AC 0...12 kV

Details

Resistance Grounded Systems (HRG/LRG)

LINETRAXX® NGRM700

Monitor for use in high-resistance grounded systems

Details

Ground-Fault Location, Ungrounded

ISOSCAN® EDS440
ISOSCAN® EDS440 Series

Ground-fault location module for ungrounded AC/DC systems

Details
ISOSCAN® EDS460-D
ISOSCAN® EDS460-D

- This device series is in the discontinuation phase. -
Deliverable according to availability until 01.01.2025.

Details
ISOSCAN® EDS30…
ISOSCAN® EDS3090 Series

Portable ground-fault location systems for ungrounded and grounded systems

Details

Standards

DIN EN 50172

Emergency escape lighting systems

EN 61557-8

Elektrische Sicherheit in Niederspannungsnetzen bis AC 1 000 V und DC 1 500 V – Geräte zum Prüfen, Messen oder Überwachen von Schutzmaßnahmen - Teil 8: Isolationsüberwachungsgeräte für IT-Systeme

EN 61557-9

Elektrische Sicherheit in Niederspannungsnetzen bis AC 1 000 V und DC 1 500 V – Geräte zum Prüfen, Messen oder Überwachen von Schutzmaßnahmen - Teil 9: Einrichtungen zur Isolationsfehlersuche in IT-Systemen

EN 61557-15

Elektrische Sicherheit in Niederspannungsnetzen bis 1000 V AC und 1500 V DC - Geräte zum Prüfen, Messen oder Steuern von Schutzsystemen - Teil 15: Anforderungen an die funktionale Sicherheit von Isolationssteuergeräten in IT-Systemen und Geräten zur Erkennung von Isolationsfehlern in IT-Systemen

IEC 60092-201

Electrical installations in ships - Part 201: System design - General

IEC 60092-502

Electrical installations in ships - Part 502: Tankers - Special features

IEC 60092-202

Electrical installations in ships - Part 202: System design - Protection

IEC 60092-504

Electrical installations in ships - Part 504: Automation, control and instrumentation

DIN EN 50178

Ausrüstung von Starkstromanlagen mit elektronischen Betriebsmitteln

IEC 60204-1

Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - Part 1: General requirements