Shore to Ship Frequency Converters | Power Systems International

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Shore to Ship Frequency Converters

With environmentalism at the heart of PSI’s thoughts, we are constantly evaluating how to minimise our carbon emissions and conserve energy.

For example, when a vessel berths in a port the propulsion engines are turned off but would normally continue to run its diesel engine driven generators to power all the on-board auxiliaries. The auxiliary power diesel generators produce noise pollution, vibrations, air pollution, as well as vast amounts of unpleasant smelling fuel. In addition, they incur costly maintenance and the inevitable need for replacement parts as necessary for all internal combustion engines.

Our shore power frequency converters offer a solution to this issue. By shutting down the vessel’s engine driven auxiliary power generators and connecting to our shore to ship frequency changers there is no smell, minimal audible noise, no vibration or smoke, no CO2 emissions or costly diesel fuel.

Moreover, when luxury cruise liners or fast car carrying vessels call at international ports and naval vessels berth at foreign locations. Many of the port and harbour operators offer vessels the opportunity to “plug into” the local city power supply grid on the dockside so the vessel can turn off its engines. Here occurs a problem, many countries have their own local power distribution grid voltages, for example America has a frequency of 60Hz and most other countries have a frequency of 50Hz.

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What Conversion Systems We Offer

These fixed shore power frequency converters are designed for use on the public supply grid networks of 50Hz or 60Hz with 3 phase standard input voltages of 208V, 400V, 460V or 575V. The output voltage and frequency will be according to the needs of the ship with voltages and frequencies similar to the input.

The shore to ship power converter can be manufactured in sizes of 100kVA to 1,200kVA in an indoors type of enclosure for installation in a substation or power distribution room. We can also supply the shore to ship power converters in an all-weather outdoor enclosure for installing on the dockside or mooring berth.

What our product provides
  • Reduced Carbon Emissions - contributing to a cleaner and greener planet
  • Convenient custom engineered versions of our converters

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Military and Custom engineered "Shore Power" Converters

Custom engineered versions of the “SHORE POWER” converters are designed and manufactured to Military and customer specifications with 50Hz, 60Hz and 400Hz outputs and with integral batteries for provide a secure and isolated uninterruptible power supply for critical duty, submarine, Naval and Defence related applications. We can also provide the “SHORE POWER” converters with DC output or as a combination converter with AC and DC output. The power converters can be designed for installing on board ships, mobile rough terrain vehicles, and trailer or for permanent fixed installations.

Fixed Installation “Shore Power” Frequency Converters

Our fixed “SHORE POWER” frequency converters are designed for use on the dockside public supply grid networks of 50Hz or 60Hz with 3 phase standard input voltages of 208V, 380V, 400V, 460V or 575V. The output voltage and frequency will be according to the needs of the ship. The shore to ship frequency converters are manufactured in sizes of 50kVA to 500kVA in an indoors type of enclosure of IP20 or IP31 for installation in a sub-station or power distribution room. The shore to ship frequency converters are also manufactured in an all-weather IP54 outdoor enclosure for installing on the dockside or mooring berth. The “SHORE POWER” on board frequency converters provide a galvanic isolation between dockside shore power pick up point and the on board vessel power distribution system.

Cables, Cable Stowage And Reeling Systems Foe “Shore Power” Converters

We can also supply the “SHORE POWER” frequency converters with input and output cable, cable
stowage, reeling systems and distribution systems for the fixed shore to ship power converters.

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