Validate component performance before any investments have been made.
Test-drive components of different vendors within the digital twin of your shipboard power system whenever you are considering an upgrade. This way, you can test each component’s performance throughout numerous operating scenarios within the exact virtual copy of your system. And all that before a single new component is bought and installed within the physical system.
Drive your decisions with data, pre-qualify your vendors, and optimize your choice with the price-to-quality balance that matches your needs.
Take your clients to a virtual sea trial.
Convert your shipboard power system’s digital twin infrastructure to a state-of-the-art showroom. Make it a gathering point for your entire ecosystem. Allow stakeholders to imagine various real-life scenarios and execute and test them with a single mouse click.
Encourage owners to evaluate their investments through data. Support your clients in understanding the effects of their decisions through your interactive project catalog, so you can eliminate guesswork and become an irreplaceable partner they can rely on.
”By putting the HIL in the workflow of the research you can do a lot of real time testing and parametrization, understand the system, it’s feedback, dynamics and limit cycles, before you even start designing the hardware.”
Eradicate interoperability issues at the very beginning.
Experience shows that even state-of-the-art components can perform in unexpected ways once interconnected. This issue largely originates from software interoperability between components. Challenges like these can develop into long, costly, and unproductive sea trials, leading to equipment damage or even serious accidents.
By integrating such complex control systems with a high-fidelity digital replica of the shipboard power system, engineers can fully eradicate SPS interoperability issues while the ship itself still being built.
Proof of concept
Verify your SPS logic on early designs.
Create a fully working SPS control prototype and assess its behavior even at the earliest steps of its lifecycle. Interface your SPS designs with a digital high-fidelity model of the shipboard power system executed on ultra-low-latency real-time emulators and harness the benefits of test-driven development.
The Marine Microgrid Testbed is optimized for model-based development and you can use it for all stages of progressive validation, ensuring efficiency and robustness.
From specification to component level design.
Build your models graphically. Whether you are working on new builds or retrofitting existing fleets, the advanced and intuitive GUI will let you experiment and find the optimal configuration for the components.
Bring your specifications to life and get them directly verified by investors. Build on top of your designs and validate their performance on every step. Enter commissioning with confidence and eliminate penalties from extending deadlines.
HIL model example
Model highlights |
- 2 x three-phase converters
- 1 x three-phase rectifier
- 1 x induction machine with squirrel cage
- Detailed primary control in signal processing
Test your SPS even in faulty conditions, for the first time ever – and all that with no risks.
Execute detailed representations of your shipboard distribution system interfaced with both physical and simulated protection devices, propulsion, situational awareness/navigation systems, communication, life-support/environmental services, and auxiliary devices – and then stress-test the entire systems in a virtual environment. Truly test and validate within emergency scenarios for the first time.
Validate the SPS protection layer, too.
The Marine Microgrid Testbed is equipped with standard industrial interfaces to enable true connectivity with both PMS and low-level controllers of generators, battery storage systems, AVRs, etc. as well as protection systems.
Typhoon HIL API enables fully automated protection testing and running complex real-life scenarios against short circuits, phase losses, overvoltages, low- and over-voltage ride throughs as well as component failures. With protection relays and all control components being real, you can validate your SPS robustness in thousands of operating points, in an automated and repeatable manner.
Validate your entire SPS in-house.
Shipboard electrical systems are becoming ever more sophisticated. In that process, various conventional systems are being replaced by electrical systems, which brings numerous advantages in terms of performance and efficiency. Such a sophisticated power management system needs to be tested under all operating conditions. We find that the most effective way to make such tests is by means of Controller hardware-in-the-Loop (C-HIL) approach embodied in the Marine Microgrid Testbed. This way, you will never have to fear sea trials, as far as SPS is concerned.
5 problems Controller HIL solves in Shipboard Power system testing
Learn more about how Controller Hardware-in-the-Loop solutions can help in preventing interoperability issues, model based sourcing, crew training, emergency situations testing and protection testing on Typhoon HIL Blog
Lifetime maintenance support
Bring the digital catalog of your entire fleet to life. Have it at hand at all times.
Every vessel is unique. Digitalized during design or while in operation, detailed digital replicas of all vessels in your fleet are stored and easily reachable for all future retrofits and firmware updates.
As all modifications to the ship power system will first be tested on the “twin”, the vessel model will always be up to date, to serve as living technical documentation. Any issues occurring during operation can be easily recreated in the virtual environment and once understood, solved and validated modifications can be made on the vessel itself.