Valmet is to upgrade the Damatic XDi automation system on board the Royal Caribbean International’s ‘Mariner of the Seas’ to a Valmet DNA system.
With this upgrade, the operators of the machinery and air conditioning systems will have an efficient Valmet DNA user interface, including history storage and data analysing and reporting tools.
The upgrade will take place in April, 2018 and will be completed in late June, 2018.
“Valmet has a long track record of supplying and upgrading automation systems on Royal Caribbean’s ships. With this upgrade of the Damatic XDi system, which has reliably served the ship since its installation in 2003, the control room and process controller parts of the system will be transformed to the latest Valmet DNA technology platform,” said Per Syvertsen, Valmet’s Senior Technical Manager, Marine Automation Applications.
The latest Valmet DNA technology encompasses a new Ethernet-based communications network, DNA Operate operator stations, a DNA Operate trend and event archive (history station) with data analysing and reporting applications, ACN CS industrial process controllers
Valmet will also undertake the installation and commissioning.
The DNA Operate trend and event archive (DNA Operate TEA) is an extension to the control room that gives users access to trend and event history direct from the DNA Operate interface.
A major benefit of the upgrade is that the I/O side of the Damatic XDi system can remain unchanged, as this part of the technology will be still supported in the future.