Alfa Laval Touch Control is being rolled out successively for new and existing Alfa Laval Aalborg boilers. First out are the Alfa Laval Aalborg OL and OC-TCi boilers, which will now feature advanced control with a simple touch. With its graphical touchscreen display and intuitive two-touch navigation, Alfa Laval Touch Control is a major leap forward in boiler control technology. As the new common control platform for all Alfa Laval Aalborg boilers, the system will be a familiar interface for crews, regardless which boiler they work with. Already it can be found aboard a range of newbuilds, and additional deliveries are underway.
“Our boilers themselves have always been at the cutting edge,” says John Pedersen, Manager Boilers & Heaters. “With Alfa Laval Touch Control, we take the same lead in steering them.”Alfa Laval Touch Control is a tried-and-tested solution. Built with Alfa Laval technology, it has already been proven in the engine room on other marine systems from Alfa Laval. In addition, it is used at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre, where it steers the centre’s own boilers and aids the continuous development and optimisation of systems for new boiler types. What Alfa Laval Touch Control offers is entirely new for boilers, as customers who experience the test rig at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre quickly recognise. During trainings, the rig is used to show the many ways in which boiler operation can be optimised. “The system is intuitive and incredibly easy to learn, even for less skilled crewmembers,” says Pedersen. “Two touches of the screen provide access to any setting or function, yet there are user levels and password protection to keep inexperienced operators from making mistakes.”