SYSTEM SOLUTIONS

Complete cargo control systems and full automation solutions supplied by API Marine meet the stringiest requirements of IMO, Coast Guard and comply with the rules of most international classification societies and precisely calculate main parameters in cargo, ballast and service tanks. Our systems can operate in any liquid and at any temperature, even in arctic regions, and provides the user with real-time information on cargo condition and status of vessel’s mechanisms.

SYSTEM SOLUTIONS

System Solutions


API Marine provides tailormade system solutions for all types of vessels. The system solutions consist of high-quality sensors, control cabinets and a modern and user-friendly software package providing full automation of the vessel’s operations.

Scope of solutions and systems:

  • Tank Level Gauging System for Cargo Tanks
  • High Level and Overfill Alarm System
  • Remote Sounding System – electric based
  • Remote Sounding System – electro-pneumatic based
  • Valves and Valve Remote Control System
  • On-Line Loading and Stability Computer System
  • High quality sensors and transmitters

All solutions are reliable and powerful tools for safe and efficient vessel operation. The unique and modular design of the system enables tailor-made solutions for any type of ship. The system hardware and software are 100% developed and manufactured by API Marine, based on an “open source” system with the possibility of integrating third-party equipment.

API Marine systems are certified and approved by all major Classification Societies.

Integrated Solutions for Tankers


The API Marine Integrated Solutions for Tankers represents a hardware and software package providing full automation of the vessel’s operations – loading, discharge, ballast, and stability. It provides centralized remote automated monitoring, control, and emergency and status alarm of the following:

  • Cargo and ballast operations
  • Cargo level, temperature, and pressure monitoring
  • Tank sounding system for ballast and service tanks
  • High/Overfill system for cargo tanks
  • Cargo and ballast pumps operation
  • Monitoring and control valves
  • Online monitoring of loading, stability, and floatability
  • Manifold pressure and temperature monitoring
  • Overfill detection for service tanks
  • Draft, trim/list monitoring

The Integrated Solutions for Tankers are reliable and powerful tools for safe and efficient vessel operation. The unique and modular design of the system enables tailor-made solutions for any type of tankers. The system’s hardware and software are 100% developed and manufactured by API Marine and is an “open source” system with the possibility of integrating third-party equipment.

Integrated Solutions for Tankers

Integrated Solutions for Bulk Carriers and Container Vessels


The API Marine Integrated Automation System provides full control of all activities related to tank monitoring and control on board bulk carrier, container, supply, and other commercial vessels.

The system is modular, and applications can be tailor-made to meet requirements for most types of vessels. The Integrated Automation System provides easy monitoring and full control of ballast, and service tanks.

User-friendly and modern operating software makes the system easy to operate and gives the user full control at any time. It is possible to monitor alarm and separate parameters such as level, pressure, temperature, as well as ship’s draft, trim, and heel.

The Integrated Automation System allows easy control of different equipment such as valves, pumps, actuators, and other equipment as required. The user interface can be adapted to match any application and customer’s preferred layout.

The unmatched design of the system hardware and software is 100% developed by API Marine.

Functions of the system

  • Monitoring and control valves and pumps
  • Tank sounding system for ballast and service tanks
  • High level and overfill alarm
  • Tank temperature alarm system
  • Draft, trim/list monitoring

Optional:

  • Loading computer – loading, stability, strength, and floatability
  • Engine room monitoring and alarm system

Integrated Solutions for Bulk Carrier, Container, Supply, and other commercial vessels

Integrated Solutions for Fishing Vessels


The API Marine integrated solution provides full control of all activities related to tank monitoring and control on board modern industrial fishing vessels.

The system is modular, and applications can be tailor-made to meet requirements for most type of applications and can easy be integrated into the vessels onboard integrated automation system.

User-friendly and modern operating software makes the system easy to operate and gives the user full control at any time. It is possible to monitor alarm and separate tank parameters such as level, pressure, temperature as well as ship’s draft, trim, and heel.

The API Marine integrated solution allows easy control of different equipment such as valves, pumps, actuators, and other equipment as required. The user interface can be adapted to match any application and customer’s preferred layout.

The unmatched design of the system hardware and software is 100% developed by API Marine.

Functions of the system

  • Monitoring and control of valves and pumps
  • Tank sounding system for ballast and service tanks
  • High level and overfill alarm
  • Tank temperature alarm system
  • Draft, trim/list monitoring

Optional:

  • Loading computer – loading, stability, strength, and floatability
  • DS – specialized Dynamic Stability alarm solution

Tank Level Gauging Systems (TLGS) for Tankers


The Tank Level Gauging Systems (TLGS) for oil & chemical tankers is designed for monitoring all types of oil, oil products & chemicals in the cargo tanks and provides remote monitoring of the following parameters in cargo and slop tanks:

  • Cargo level
  • Cargo temperature
  • Inert gas pressure
  • Pressure & vacuum in the cargo tanks
  • Manifold pressure monitoring

The Tank Level Gauging Systems (TLGS) meets all IMO and classification societies’ requirements for oil carriers and allows for a highly accurate calculation of the volume of stored and transferred cargo. The Tank Level Gauging Systems (TLGS) system provides online cargo information during cargo operations.

Information from sensors is transmitted to the MasterLoad™ cargo computer, where loading, strength and stability are calculated online and the safety of operation parameters for the current loading condition is being controlled. Preliminary preparation of the cargo plan is also possible.

Main Advantages:

  • New ruggedized and compact tank level radar
  • Combined sensor for temperature and pressure measurement (less cabling)
  • No moving parts or electronics inside the tank
  • Service-friendly design
  • Customizable solutions
  • High accuracy and reliability
  • Tank level radar TGD-R

System Configuration:

  • Pressure and temperature measurement in one sensor TGD-TP
  • Control cabinet(s) & operator station(s)
  • Flashing lamp and horn
  • Pressure measurement for manifold UPT™

High Level & Overfill Alarm System for Tankers


High Level & Overfill Alarm System is an independent high level and overfill alarm system that is used for level detection in oil & chemical tankers, FSO & FPSO, LPG & LNG carriers and oil barges.

The High Level & Overfill Alarm System fits any new-build and retrofit installations and meets all IMO requirements for independent alarm systems of 95%/98% tank level.

The TLA™ (Tank Level Alarm) has no moving parts or electronics inside the tank, so it requires much less maintenance than most conventional sensors. This makes it a perfect solution for retrofit installations, resulting in reduced service and maintenance costs.

Main Advantages:

  • Highly compact and economical solution
  • Easy replacement of existing outdated systems
  • Fits any tank and can be adapted to any installation
  • New and improved state-of-the-art TLA™
  • No moving parts or electronics inside the tank
  • Low “total cost of ownership”

System Configuration:

  • Tank level alarm TLA™
  • Alarm panel
  • Red flashing lamp
  • Yellow flashing lamp
  • Horn
Remote Sounding System – Pneumatic


Remote Sounding System BMS4™ is the next generation of electro-pneumatic systems for level and draft measurement, developed by API Marine and featuring improved modular design, enhanced capabilities and reduced costs.

Remote Sounding System BMS4™ is designed to measure the level in ballast and service tanks and the vessel’s draft. The system can also be used for level measurement in onshore storage tanks.

The level measurement principle of the Remote Sounding System BMS4™ is based on periodic purging of compressed air from the system to the tank bottom through an air tube and measurement of the settled air pressure in the tube. For draft measurement the air tube is led out to the bottom of the vessel. The density measurement principle of the system is based on measuring the pressure difference in two air tubes, mounted in the tank and the known distance between these tubes.

Main Advantages:

  • New ruggedized and compact tank level radar
  • Combined sensor for temperature and pressure measurement (less cabling)
  • No moving parts or electronics inside the tank
  • Service-friendly design
  • Customizable solutions
  • High accuracy and reliability
  • Tank level radar TGD-R

System Configuration:

  • Pressure and temperature measurement in one sensor TGD-TP
  • Control cabinet(s) & operator station(s)
  • Flashing lamp and horn
  • Pressure measurement for manifold UPT™

API Marine BMS4™

Remote Sounding System – Electric


The Remote Sounding System is a well proven systems for level and draft measurement in ballast and service tanks. The system is based on electric type pressure transmitters, and fully developed by API Marine with modular design to meet specification and demand of most applications.

The System is designed to measure the level in ballast and service tanks and the vessel’s draft, with pressure sensors for both dry compartments as well as submerged applications.

The pressure transmitters provide a standard 4-20mA output, which are connected directly to the control cabinet. The system is fully integrated into API Marines integrated solutions, however can also be supplied as a stand-alone system with local operation station.
The System can easily be extended to handle inputs from other measuring points i.e. temperature and/or pressure sensors and level switches. With its modular design the system is easily adapted to handle required numbers of tanks or inputs in a cost-effective manner. This makes the system well suited also for retrofit installation.

Main Advantages:

  • Level measurement in ballast and service tanks
  • Draft measurement
  • Can be supplied as stand-alone system with local operator station, and is easily integrated to most automation systems
  • Level alarm functionalities
  • System can be easily extended with input from other sensors, such as temperature sensors and level switches
  • Suitable for retrofit installations
  • Sensors available in a wide variety of versions – both for dry as well as sub-merged applications

System Configuration:

  • Electric pressure transmitters
  • Cabinet including safety barriers and interfaces for other sensors
  • MODBUS/Ethernet output
  • Operator stations & software (optional)
VRCS – Hydraulic Solution
VRCS – Electro-Hydraulic Solution
VRCS – Electric Solution
VRCS – Pneumatic Solution
VRCS – for BWTS Upgrade
VRCS – Components

Valve Remote Control System (VRC)


The Valve Remote Control System (VRC) provided by API Marine is designed according to shipyards specifications as well as meeting the full requirement quality and reliability of modern shipowner as well as the requirements of all major Classifications Societies.

The API Marine Valve Remote Control System (VRC) provides a centralized and single point of view of all valve and actuator positions as well the capabilities and full control over the operation of the actuator and valves.

The mimics of the system is “taylor made” to the specific vessel and its operations, and gives the client flexibility and ability to manage and control at the same time.

The Valve Remote Control System (VRC) is fully integrated with the API Marine tank management system, and can be fully integrated with any shipyard specific tank management system.

Main Advantages:

  • Compact and flexible solutions
  • Fully interpretable with API Marine, as well as most other tank management systems
  • Modern hardware and software (mimic) for easy and flexible controlAvailable with Hydraulic, Electro-hydraulic, Pneumatic and Electric actuators

System Configuration:

  • Computerized Control / Operator Station
  • Actuators and Valves
  • Solenoid Valve Cabinet
  • Hydraulic Power Unit