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April 24, 2018

As part of Consilium’s strategy to provide global support to its customers we are pleased to inform that Consilium Marine & Safety has become majority owner in Startech Marine Services Inc. in Vancouver and will together with its present owner Mr. Nas Monavari create a new joint company, “Consilium Marine & Safety Canada”.

Startech started in 2009 and offers marine electronics, service and support to vessels in primarily Canadian west coast ports. The cooperation between the two companies started in 2010 and Startech has been working with service and support on Consilium’s products since then. The new joint company, Consilium Marine & Safety Canada, will continue with this focus and work as a unified part of the Consilium family.

 

For further questions please contact:

Mr. Nas Monavari
Managing Director
Startech Marine Services (to be Consilium Marine & Safety Canada)
Telephone:  +1 604 626 7317
nas@startechmarine.ca

Nicklas Bergström     
President
Consilium Marine & Safety Group
Telephone: +46 708 574 112
nicklas.bergstrom@consilium.se

April 19, 2018

Scrubbers are becoming common in retrofit to reduce sulphur due to new regulations. With non-contact emission monitoring from Consilium, you get the data needed to prove compliance to the administration.

Non-contact technology
Reducing ship emissions is a top priority for IMO (International Maritime Organization). In environmental control areas, ships must use fuel with less than 0.1 per cent sulphur content, and from 2020 there will be a worldwide limit of 0.5 per cent sulphur in fuel. Scrubbers help reduce emissions, but which technology should you go for when it comes to monitoring?

Consilium uses a non-contact technology for emission monitoring of sulphur, carbon dioxide and many other relevant gases. No contact with the exhaust gases makes the system perfect in the harsh environment after the scrubber. The technology is certified according to DNV (Det Norske Veritas), and the system is called Consilium OPSIS M800.

High uptime
Consilium OPSIS M800 is based on a cross stack monitoring that detects and counts all the emission molecules passing by the beam of light through the stack. No sampling of gas is required, and the measurement is done instantly. What is more, there is no risk of clogging or contamination. Our statistics show an average uptime of close to 100 per cent for this emission monitoring system. A fantastic figure considering the extremely tough environment where it is placed.

Non-contact technology and no sampling also contribute to easy installation, low energy consumption and minimal maintenance. The result is a low lifetime cost. The staff on the ship are able to change the xenon light in the emitter. Should you need more help than that, Consilium is represented in more than 55 countries including all the major ports in the world.  

Talk safety with us
In our next newsletter, we will go into the details of ships run by LNG – another way to reduce sulphur and other emissions. The emissions are so low that you do not need a monitoring system, but what you do need is a system for reliable detection of LNG leakages before they cause significant trouble. In the meantime, feel free to contact us if you have any questions on emission monitoring from Consilium or to arrange a meeting. 

April 10, 2018

In fire detection systems for explosive environments, the detectors are usually powered from only one direction. If something goes wrong along the line, the detectors after the break will not work. Consilium uses a loop-based system to avoid this situation and protect human lives as well as valuable assets.

Always a way around
You know that typical movie scene: Someone is being chased down a dark dead end with no way out and hope is the only saviour. Well, the same goes for fire detection systems in explosive environments with only one powered line from the barrier to the detectors. Consilium powers the detectors from two sides. In the case of a cable break, all detectors are still operational. You maintain a high level of safety while the cable is repaired. 

Sets a new standard
The fire detection system from Consilium is developed to meet the demands of the oil and gas industry. You can fit up to 60 units (e.g. detectors and manual call points) per loop or branch with a cable length of up to 2,000 metres. Less need of barriers and reduced complexity are some of the benefits. Cable layering is also simplified by adding one branch to another. You can connect branches to each other to form a loop.

Talk safety with us
There are thousands of questions regarding fire safety in oil and gas facilities. But there are also thousands of answers. Talk safety with us. We are ready when you are. Welcome.

March 22, 2018

IMO (International Maritime Organization) regulations from 2020 stipulate a worldwide limit for SOx emissions of 0.5 per cent. Installing scrubbers or switching to LNG are two ways of reducing sulphur. In both cases, Consilium has the equipment you need to secure operations.

Global coverage
Climate change and health-related issues are transforming emission rules at sea. A report from CEEH (Centre for Energy, Environment and Health) shows that air pollution from international shipping causes approximately 50,000 premature deaths in Europe.

Today, ships are allowed to use fuels with sulphur content of up to 3.5 per cent. Since 2015, however, ships sailing in sulphur emission control areas have to use fuel with less than 0.1 per cent sulphur. Examples of emission control areas are the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and most of the US and Canadian coast.   

The general 0.5 per cent sulphur standard from the IMO is expected to save 40,000 lives yearly on a global basis when implemented in 2020. In 2016, IMO also sharpened its regulations to cut down NOx emissions on new ships by up to 80 per cent compared to levels in year 2000.

Technical solutions
Low sulphur fuel oil is 2-4 times more expensive than standard fuel, making scrubbers an attractive alternative for reducing emission levels on existing ships. With a Continuous Emission Monitoring System from Consilium, CEMS, you can prove compliance to the administration.

Another option, for practical reasons mainly for new ships, is switching from diesel to LNG. As LNG has virtually no sulphur content, that problem is gone, but you need to make sure that the system is not leaking. Consilium has been in the gas detection business since 1959 and can provide you with proven and backward compatible technology. 

Talk safety with us
In our next newsletters, we will go into the details of CEMS and LNG gas detection. In the meantime, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or to arrange a meeting. We are always ready to get ready for the future.

March 09, 2018

Our video show you how to solve it, with an 80% cost reduction.

Contact one of our local offices to find out more about our unique solutions for the Oil & Gas industry or read more here.

 

February 13, 2018

Every oil and gas facility is unique. The choice of fire safety level depends on operational and legislative demands as well as investments already made (retrofit projects). With Consilium, you can go for SIL 2 everywhere or, for example, combine NON-SIL and SIL 2 in the same system.

Meeting your needs
How quickly can your fire detection system contribute to breaking an escalating fire? What are the gains in uptime if you can reduce the amount of false alarms? The risk analysis is the number one priority for us when putting together a proposal for you.

The modular design of our CFD5000 fire detection system allows us to create a customized solution, with different safety levels for your preferences. You can implement the system step-by-step and are not forced to replace all your existing systems.

CFD5000 is SIL 2 certified by TÜV NORD according to IEC 61508.

Every detail counts
Excellent products are fundamental for excellent fire safety. We offer detectors for non-explosive and explosive environments. All detectors are addressable and have built in short circuit isolators. You can find out exactly which detector triggered the alarm, reducing risk and saving time. The system’s Built-In Self-Test (BIST) continuously monitor important product functionality. Essential for fire detection systems that are supposed to meet SIL 2 requirements.

Talk safety with us
There are thousands of questions regarding fire safety in oil and gas facilities. But there are also thousands of answers. Talk safety with us - we are ready when you are. 

January 24, 2018

Is it necessary with one detector type for each smoke and heat category in the Oil & Gas sector? Some years ago we decided to challenge the ordinary. The result is the UNI-detector – the world’s first detector you can program for different fire detection tasks. Time and time again.  

One is enough
Platform-based thinking is nothing new. Just take a look at the automotive industry, where one frame can form the basis for many types of cars. The UNI-detector is inspired by this way of thinking. The hardware stays the same, but the software is interchangeable.

Having a programmable detector gives you many benefits. You don’t need to spend time on finding one detector for each task. You can reduce stocking of spare parts to a minimum. And you speed up the installation time as all detectors are identical. 

Just program the UNI-detector to detect what you want it to. That’s all.  

Works all the way
The flexible design of the UNI-detector is part of Consilium’s approach to developing flexible systems. Our Consilium Common Platform (CCP) is modular-based, giving you the freedom to build a fire detection system for any oil and gas facility. You can design a system with different safety levels (up to SIL 2) and implement it in steps. The UNI-detector is available for non-explosive and explosive environments.

Talk safety with us
There are thousands of questions regarding fire safety in oil and gas facilities. But there are also thousands of answers. Talk safety with us - we are ready when you are.  

November 29, 2017

Consilium has received a large order from Carnival Cruise Lines for a redundant solution of Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS). The order contains 18 back-up analyzers for the current emission monitoring system from Consilium, and a yearly maintenance agreement.

Carnival Cruise Line is based in Miami, Florida, US, with a current fleet of 25 vessels, and is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & PLC, the world’s largest cruise line with more than 100 vessels in the entire fleet. By using Consilium CEMS, Carnival Cruise Lines complies with the IMO emission regulations.

Consilium CEMS, OPSIS M800, is a unique emission monitoring solution, which can monitor up to nine measuring points at the speed of light. It uses optical technique (DOAS), which means that it has no contact with the gas. Together with fiber optics, instead of heated sampling pipes, it offers a highly reliable and cost effective system, with proven performance and high uptime. As no sampling is required, both operations and maintenance are truly simplified.  

Consilium OPSIS M800 measures all relevant gases, such as NO, NO2, SO2, CO2, CO, NH3, CH4, with just one analyzer, and is easily updated to monitor additional gases by a simple software upgrade.

For more information, please contact:
Consilium Marine & Safety AB
Mr. Marcus Andersson
Vice President Sales, After Sales
Dir: +46 31 710 77 50
Email: marcus.andersson@consilium.se

 

October 26, 2017

In 2015, Consilium Marine & Safety AB entered partnership with the charitable organization Mercy Ships. The partnership is now further enhanced by Consilium’s choice to contribute with volunteers to Mercy Ships’ hospital ship Africa Mercy, to work onboard for one month’s time.

Mercy Ships owns and operate the world’s largest civilian hospital ship that offers free medical care and education to some of the world’s poorest countries. Mercy Ships started in 1978 and has since then helped over 2.5 million people in more than 70 countries. Every year, around 1000 volunteers contribute to Mercy Ships’ vital work, from surgeons and nurses, to ship personnel and administrative staff.

Consilium now contributes volunteers by letting one of their employees go to the hospital ship to help in Mercy Ships work. Consilium’s ambition is to continue to encourage their employees to go to Mercy Ships’ floating hospital as volunteers, to assist in the work they do on-site. Many of Consilium’s employees feel strongly about Mercy Ships’ cause, and some are contributing as volunteers with various administrative duties here at home.

Lena Cesarino, who is the first in line from Consilium to visit Africa Mercy as a volunteer, will arrive in Cameroon at the end of October, and will be onboard Africa Mercy for one month. Lena will be working as an “Operations Assistant”, meaning she will, among other things, assist in the dining room and the café in different ways, and some housekeeping duties. ”I have been interested in volunteering for quite some time, but it wasn’t until I came across Mercy Ships that I felt like I had found my perfect match. Their cause really struck my heart. I admire how they not only operate in the countries they visit, but how they also focus on educating local medical personnel, in order for them to take on the job”, Lena says.

"We are very proud of Lena Cesarino, who takes further steps and strengthens our partnership with Mercy Ships even more, which also takes our social responsibility to new levels. We hope that this will be the start of many more volunteers from Consilium onboard Mercy Ships", says Nicklas Bergström, President at Consilium Marine & Safety.

For questions or more information, contact:
Malin Cardemar
Marketing Manager
Dir: +46 31 710 77 38
Mob: +46 735 95 32 51
www.consilium.se

 

About Consilium
Consilium is one of the world’s leading suppliers of safety and navigation products and solutions. The product portfolio comprises fire alarm systems, gas and emission detection, complete fire safety systems and automation systems, as well as navigational equipment, among other things. Systems and products are mainly marketed towards shipyards and ship owners, together with the oil and gas industry and the energy sector. The guiding-star of Consilium’s total offerings is to contribute in the protection of lives, material assets and the environment. Consilium’s goal is to be the customer’s first choice when safety matters and to offer superior customer value. The ambition is to become a global leader within well defined market and product areas, by utilization of the Group’s combined competence, long experience and successful innovations – and thereby create long-lasting shareholder value. Consilium is publicly listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, has 1000 employees and a turnover of more than SEK 1,700 million. Further information is available at http://www.consilium.se/

October 18, 2017

 

speed log timeline

Back in 1912, Svenska Aktiebolaget Logg was among the first to launch a mechanical speed log, SAL 12. It measured speed through water, based on the Pitot tube principle. It was first installed on the merchant ship S/S Hyperion and was quickly proven to give reliable results and was immediately demonstrated for the Royal Swedish Navy. Two years later the first SAL log was delivered to the Royal Swedish Navy.

Over the years, Consilium has presented new types of speed logs and developed the existing ones, and along the line we have presented new features. In 1972, our first generation of acoustic speed log was launched and the speed logs that we market today are based on the same principle, which has proven to be a reliable solution for vessels of various sizes.

Earlier this year, we presented our latest innovation, SAL R1a Easy Tank, the easiest speed log to install. It is the fourth generation acoustic correlation speed log, measuring relative speed – speed through water. The transducer mounting is a closed ended installation - no need for water tight compartment or piping above sea line.

Contact your local office today to learn more about our wide range of navigation products for your needs and requirements. 

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