MARINE ENGINEERING SPECIALIST

MFV “Antarctic”

Project details

KER Group were awarded the contract to supply the RSW and vacuum pump unloading system for the New MFV ”Antarctic. 

Works completed

  • 2 x 800KW RSW Ammonia System.  
  • 2 x Control cabinet, 15” HMI screen, with outputs for remote operation. 
  • 1 x 15” HMI Screen for Wheelhouse or control room. 
  • Ammonia alarm system controlled through the main PLC, system wired with outputs for emergency stop and fan controls for RSW room. 
  • Temperature monitoring and recording system to printer. 
  • Tank sounding for 8 tanks.  
  • Control of RSW valves included in PLC and programming (For Modbus or Ethernet communications). 
  • 3 x KER Group Vacuum Pump systems consisting of the following 
  1. 3 x 3000Ltr Stainless steel 316L Vacuum Tanks c/w 12” Inlet and 14” Discharge. 
  2. 3 x Samson Ocean master 1000 Vacuum Compressor c/w Brass ends and stainless-steel drums. 
  3. 3 x 66Kw Electric motors and couplings. 
  4. 3 x Stainless steel 4-way valve and manifold c/w air actuators. 
  5. 1 x Control cabinet c/w PLC system to control Vacuum pump System.
  6. 1 x 15” HMI Screen.  
  7. 1 x 14” Landing separator from 316L Stainless steel. 
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MFV “Zephyr”

Project details

KER Group were tasked with the replacement of the current vacuum pump system for an upgrade.

Works completed

  • Upgraded existing Vacuum pump system. 
  • The original system required a complete overhaul. Removed existing system and replaced using 2 x Samson Ocean master 750 pumps, complete with new Stainless steel 4-Way valves and manifolds. Replaced existing 4” Stainless steel piping.  
  • Commissioned and tested. 

Testimony

We had recently purchased it and before taking delivery we stopped in Killybegs to get some works carried out. The main one being the upgrade of the Vacuum pump system. We had a short stay planned in Killybegs and KER Group managed to deliver a complete upgrade in that short space of time. We were amazed at the quality of the workmanship when the vessel arrived here in Walvis Bay. The system is running very well and we are glad we invested in this system, this ensures that we have a trouble-free system and that’s very important to us. 

KER Group are the experts in offering vacuum pump systems, and we look forward to working with them again soon. 

Gert van der Merwe, Technical Manager. 

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MFV “Atlantic Quest”

Project details

KER Group replaced the current vacuum pump system with Samson V15.

Works completed

  • Overhaul of the existing Vacuum pump system. 
  • The original system was unable to pump efficiently. We replaced the complete pump with a new Samson V15, converted the hydraulic controls to pneumatic (air and electric). 
  • Commissioned and tested.
  • Supplied and fitted a Pneumatic Stainless steel 4-way valve.
  • Removed existing 4” piping, and replaced it with stainless steel, incorporating a blowback system.

Testimony

We employed KER Group to carry out a complete upgrade of the Vacuum pump system on board the MFV “Atlantic Quest”.The pumping system is much quicker since the upgrade.

KER Group are the ideal company for all your Vacuum pump needs.

Eamonn Doherty, Shore Support Engineer – Atlantic Dawn Group. 

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