MAN’s controller platform ‘Triton’ passes major milestone

Nov 29 2019


MAN Energy Solutions’ electronic ‘ME’ engine portfolio reached another milestone when its ‘Triton’ platform recently passed TAT (Type Approval Test) in Japan.

Developed at MAN’s 2-Stroke Business Unit in Copenhagen, Triton is based on the experience accumulated over more than 20 years in the development and production of electronics.

The TAT was carried out on an engine provided by MAN’s  2-stroke licensee, Mitsui E&S Machinery, from 9th -10th October, 2019 and using the ME-engine’s latest engine control system, v.1903-2.

Speaking in Japan, Svend Krogsgaard, Senior Manager and Head of Systems Automation Basic Platform at MAN Energy Solutions, said: “This is a major milestone and sends a strong message to the market. Triton is the new controller platform for our entire, 2-stroke engine portfolio and is a future-proof solution characterised by its modularity, flexibility and scalability.

“Having such a stable, flexible foundation for our control software will benefit the future direction of our 2-stroke technology immensely,” he said.

Henrik Olesen, Senior Manager and Head of Automation & Control 2-Stroke at MAN Energy Solutions mentioned the close co-operation between the class societies, Mitsui E&S Machinery and MAN Energy Solutions that led to the successful TAT.

He said: “This close collaboration with our industry partners is the backbone of our success. We have now shown that our engine control system runs just as well on the new Triton platform as it does on the existing multi purpose controller and have displayed the ease of switching from one system to the other.

“However, going forward, Triton delivers extra computing power and a faster network and I/O flexibility to face future demands; it also crucially encompasses cyber security by design,” he said.

Triton will be introduced as a fully localised product, beginning next year, MAN said.

 



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