What we do

Probably the most inconvenient thing about electricity is that it’s invisible. About the only time you see it is when it’s sparking, and that can be in something as big as a lightning strike or as small as a controlled spark that starts a gas stove. Otherwise we just see the results of things that go right with electricity, like a bilge pump that works fine, or wrong, like a fire that starts from a short circuit or an overheated wire. Electricity operates in predictable ways, even if it is invisible, and learning to work with it will make you happier and safer on the water.

At BLUPAR , we have carved a niche team who are expert at Marine Automation and Electrical jobs.

Here are some of the key activities that we cater to –

  • Main Switchboard Safety System Troubleshooting (MSB)
    The Main switch board is an intermediate installation in the ship’s power distribution circuit connecting the power generators and power consumers. The power generators on ships are auxiliary engines with alternators and the consumers are different engine room machinery’s such as motors, blowers and a lot more. It is very important to isolate any type of fault in an electrical system supplied from the main switchboard (MSB) or else it will affect all the other system connected to the same. If such isolation is not provided then even a short circuit in a small system can cause blackout of the whole ship.
  • Fire Alarm/Detection Systems
    Although Fire and Safety for Marine are classified under the FFA category, which goes in-depth into the complete maintenance and overhaul of the Fire and Safety, we have hands on experience in troubleshooting any glitches in the Alarm Detection Systems.
  • Gas Detection/Monitoring Systems
    Gas detection fixed systems do require essential calibration and service to ensure that the readings that they provide are both accurate and reliable, also that in the event of an exposure to gases the detection fixed system will activate  the required alarm levels and trigger relevant beacons and sounders. During a service and calibration visit our engineers will visually inspect the gas detection system and apply certified test gases to the sensors, adjustments will be made to improve accuracy and account for any drift to the sensors since the last calibration.
  • Tank Gas Monitoring Systems
    It’s been generally recognized that the ballast tanks and the voids between double skin constructed tanker ships is potentially an area where there could be a buildup of explosive gases. This is due to the potential of the cargo leaking into these areas and if undetected this will cause the formation of an explosive atmosphere. Due to the conditions inside these tanks, a sampling system is the only suitable method to monitor for these gases. There is also a problem with water and mud inside the tanks that needs to be taken into consideration in the design of suitable systems. The Inspection will alert the operator if any of the preset alarm points are exceeded. The alphanumeric display clearly defines the nature and location of the problem enabling corrective action to be taken as quickly as possible.
  • Generator Related Activities

    – Generator Overhauling

    – Generator Synchronization & Load Sharing

    – Generator and Main Engine Shut Down Systems

    Emergency Generator is without doubt one of the most important equipment on board, which is responsible for preventing accidents and grounding during power failure while the ship is in heavy traffic, channels, rough weather or in maneuvering. The Emergency Generator on ship comes into play as back up source of power when the main generators fails to provide the necessary power to the engine room and other deck machinery systems.Considering its high importance, the emergency generator is required to be tested regularly along with carrying out all important planned maintenance jobs as per schedule. This would not only ensure smooth running of the emergency generator but would also avoid breakdown when the ship is already facing a distress situation.

  • Troubleshooting & Testing of Electrical Control Panels
    Anyone testing electrical systems should take precautions to assure the safety of themselves and others, as well as for protection of the equipment under test. Always assume that all wiring and parts are energized. Even though connections to the panel have been broken, it is possible that other circuits are still “Hot”. The panel is equipped with indicator lights and an alarm horn. These lights are a valuable aid in determining cause of trouble or malfunction. Operation counters and running time meters for monitoring motors are included on the panel. These are important aids in maintenance and troubleshooting panels.
  • Installation, commissioning & Maintenance of VFD and Soft Starters
    A Variable Frequency Drive or VFD or Variable Speed Drive is a kind of alterable speed drive utilized in electro-mechanical drive systems to regulate AC motor torque and speed by changing motor input voltage and frequency. The VFD, often called an AC drive or inverter, takes a single or three phase signal and varies the speed of a three-phase AC induction motor. This is its main benefit. Running a motor more slowly can save significant energy, and speed changes may be useful to the application. Another big benefit is adjustable acceleration and deceleration.
  • Maintenance of Electrical control system for WINCH System and SHARK JAW System

    An overall check for issues should be performed, especially the overall stability of the marine equipment itself. Most people tend to neglect the winch foundations. To ensure a safe operations environment, these details of the mooring winch should not be omitted. Powered mooring lines secured on brakes should witness the winches out of gear. Should the brake render, the electric or hydraulic drive may be badly damaged. Older winches in ships/boats may have to be checked for possible faulty brake gear and the condition of brake drums below the lining have to be assessed to be safe.

  • MEGGER Testing
    Megger is a measuring instrument used for the measurement of insulation resistance of an electrical system. An electrical system degrades its quality of insulation resistance with time and various environmental conditions including temperature, moisture, dust particles & humidity. The Megger test provides information about the leakage current and whether insulation areas have excessive dirt or moisture as well as the amount of moisture, deterioration and winding faults.
  • Testing of Air Circuit Breakers (ACB) & Molded Case Circuit Breakers (MCCB)
    The maintenance of circuit breakers deserves special consideration because of their importance for routine switching and for protection of other equipment.Electric transmission system breakups and equipment destruction can occur if a circuit breaker fails to operate because of a lack of preventive maintenance. The need for maintenance of circuit breakers is often not obvious as circuit breakers may remain idle, either open or closed, for long periods of time. As accumulation of dust on the latch surfaces may affect the operation of the breaker, molded case circuit breakers should be exercised at least once per year.
  • Bridge Navigation Watch alarm System

    A Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System, abbreviated BNWAS, is an automatic system which sounds an alarm if the watch officer on the bridge of a ship falls asleep, becomes otherwise incapacitated, or is absent for too long a time.

  • Trouble Shooting of Bow Thruster and Steering System

    Bow thrusters make docking easier, they allow the captain to turn the vessel to port or starboard side without using the main propulsion mechanism. Our Team are an expert with the Programming and Installation of the PLC’s that provide total control over the layout, and a very high dynamics of action.

  • All Electrical and Instrumentation Systems

    Electrical and instrumentation systems are used to keep an eye on the engine if anything goes wrong it can be easily identified by analyzing difference in parameter limits transmitted by sensors.

  • Electrical Maintenance of Galley Utensils

    A galley is the kitchen aboard a vessel, usually laid out in an efficient typical style with longitudinal units and overhead cabinets. This makes the best use of the usually limited space aboard ships which also is the reason to ensure that any flaws detected are immediately fixed.

  • Hydraulic and Mechanical Jobs

    Hydraulics plays a very vital role for the propulsion, cargo operation and maintaining the comfort standards. The hydraulic technology is so precise and accurate that they are used in the main engine control and maneuvering systems,especially the Automation and Control Systems. The automated control system may include precise opening and closing of valves and maintaining pneumatic air pressure. Mechanical aspects of a ship mainly includes the main propulsion plant, the powering and mechanization aspects of the ship functions such as steering, anchoring, cargo handling, heating, ventilation, air conditioning interior and exterior communication, and other related requirements. Electrical power generation and electrical power distribution systems go hand in hand with these units.