Small vessel engine room ventilation control system launched

Malcolm Latarche

01 February 2019

Florida-based Delta "T" Systems has unveiled its new, next-generation P/T6 Engine Room Ventilation Controller.

Intended for yacht, workboat, military vessel and other similar-sized craft applications, it automatically controls and synchronises AC-powered intake and exhaust fans to deliver optimal engine room airflow. This maintains correct pressure and temperature at all times for peak engine performance and efficiency and provides for crew comfort and safety. It will connect to a fire detection and suppression system allowing automatic ventilation shutdown while the fire system closes the dampers and releases the extinguishing agent.

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The P/T6 Engine Room Ventilation Controller is a set-and-forget digital system based on Delta "T" Systems' proven P/T4 Controller. While engines are running, the P/T6 self-adjusts ventilation in Auto Run mode. It uses engine room temperature and pressure readings to continuously control intake and exhaust fan speeds and maintain the optimum temperature and pressure.

The controller is contained in a compact robust housing, typically mounted in the engine room along with a temperature probe. Configuration of Delta "T" Systems' P/T6 Engine Room Ventilation Controller is done using a small touchscreen. The display has enhanced easy-to-read and comprehend colour graphics. It connects with an Ethernet cable for straightforward interfacing. It will also interface with the ship's networked monitoring system. Additional screens are available for remote installation.

Aside from the P/T6 maximizing engine performance, it also keeps electrical loads and noise levels at a minimum. Upon engine shut down, the system automatically switches to Quiet Run mode. For maintenance within the engine room at dockside, it can be switched to run in Manual mode to provide abundant ventilation for painting or other tasks.