The ship drivetrain is the largest energy consumption and power supply onboard. The impact of propusor choices and power supply are of key importance to the ships' capabilities, total efficiency, cost and overall competitiveness
logging data provides the ability to acquire detailed insights of the actual ship environment, health status and operational decisions. Monitoring is a starting point for lots of possibilities to control operation.
Ketelbink celebrates 1st anniversary! Our first year we targeted to start with consultancy. It has been an exciting year and a variety of results have been delivered. Results include: Development of a ship, environment & drive-train simulator with hardware in-the-loop (ongoing) Crash stop distance prediction of combat ships Some retrofit and new build total ship solution concept cases After treatment engine impact assessment Waste heat recovery concept optimisation (ongoing) PTO/PTI loss prediction at low loads Human machine interfacing for feedback during operation (ongoing) Ship propulsion design verification and propulsion efficiency improvement recommendation based on 10-years operating profile data Longer term targets include development and supply of monitoring and
Ketelbink is supporting Mechanical Engineering at AVANS Poly technical school in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. As a member, Leo de Vries attended the industrial advisory council meeting of the Mechanical Engineering studies last week. Since last year Ketelbink has been invited and contributions to the lectures scope of content has been provided. The Offshore Minor specialisation also belongs under these studies. Leo de Vries has been involved already for many years, also contributing to the content of the Offshore minor programme. Every year Elsevier publishes a ranking of best studies. This year, AVANS Den Bosch has been ranked 2nd of all Mechanical Engineering Bachelor studies of the Netherlands in the
Ketelbink has entered a new office location in Delft. We are very satisfied with our office facilities, meeting rooms and reception. Beginning of March we have entered the building on Marchalllaan 2 in Delft. Our mail address will stay on the Paxlaan 9, also in Delft. Some photos: At the reception; Ketelbink is located on the 2nd floor; At the coffee corner.
During Seasons period we have migrated to a 64 bits Linux environment for our office applications. After experiencing limitations at the starting of our company with Windows 8 and Office 365 we have completed the migration of our office environment to Linux successfully. Our intelligence tools were already relying on Linux and have shown robustness and time saving. Besides standard office tools our experts use expert modelling software tools. With the current system in place all tools are made available. Future software updates will continue automatically via the central organised repository update system. Ketelbink is saving ICT overhead and a software cost per employee. Our seasons donation has been
20 Nov 2014 Berry van Drie receives an award for his work on: “Smart Combinator designs”. The award was given by the Royal Netherlands Society of Naval Architects (KNVTS) event in Rotterdam. Photo (L-R): Arie de Groot (De Ruyter Academy), Willem Laros (Ceremony Chairman KNVTS / Damen Shipyards), Berry van Drie (Student De Ruyter), Leo de Vries (Ketelbink / Wärtsilä) Berry has received the degree of Maritime Officer at De Ruyter Academy in Vlissingen in July 2014. For his final thesis he did his research work at Wärtsilä related to propulsion systems related to controllable pitch propellers and 4-stroke diesel engines. Background In order to operate the propulsion train of a
29 October 2014: Ketelbink has received an order confirmation from a large multinational in the shipping world. The scope includes a broad range of aspects in the field of drive-train product configurations, controls and ship capabilities. Performances under various complex operating conditions and crew acceptance are of major importance to this client. Ketelbink’s expertise on ship energy systems and ship performance intelligence are acknowledged to meet the task.