A ship management company that specializes in the transport of pleasure yachts had developed a new, efficient ship design. One of the features of the vessel was that the power plant was closely matched to the two 5,100 kW electric motors driving the propellers. Safeguarding the two diesel generator sets from overload was of concern.
The TorqueTrak Revolution was selected to continuously monitor torque on the two propeller shafts. The torque signal was wired to the control panel on the bridge and would alert the crew when an overload condition was experienced. The auto-pilot control would reduce the ship’s speed in this event to prevent damage to the motors or power plant.