Canton Marine Towing spent a while trying to configure monitoring and engine controlling solutions for six boats with different manufacturers and components. Despite their best efforts, they couldn’t find a good solution that fit their desired time frame. They faced challenges with final components, connections, programming, and OEM technical support.
That is when Palmer Johnson Power Systems and Trident Engineered Solutions partnered with Canton to find the ideal solution for their needs. We worked with Canton’s team and trained them on the system's initial installation and use. They were able to install and train their other team members themselves on the remaining vessels.
Canton Marine Towing needed to Comply with Sub Chapter M regulations and beyond with their vessels. They wanted a plug and play style system that does not require special programming assistance from the manufacturer. Canton requested a system that was easier to install, configure, had concise monitoring, clear visual information, and simple operation for everyone aboard the vessel. Canton also wanted to ensure that the new system would work with the mechanical fuel systems. Their goal was to have four boats completed in four months.
Monitoring/Engine Control Parameters
Canton was looking to monitor the main propulsion engines, generators, transmissions, and hydraulic tank levels. More specifically, they wanted to monitor speed, pressure, temperatures, tank volumes, and bilge levels. In addition to monitoring these levels, they wished to implement visual and audible alarms for each monitoring parameter. Lastly, they wanted the ability to start and stop the engines from the engine room and pilothouse.