MFV “Antarctic”

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

WORKS COMPLETED

  • 2 x 800KW RSW System on Ammonia
  • Howden screw compressor with capacity slide, and frequency controlled electric motor
  • Sea water Chiller and Condenser have Titanium tubes, for improved increased lifetime of equipment.
  • 2 x Azcue, pumps for condenser @ 280m3/hr. c/w inverter controlled 
  • 2 x Azcue, pumps for circulation @ 550m3/hr. c/w inverter controlled 
  • 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 
  • Flow meters on both circulating pumps 
  • Control of RSW valves now included in PLC and programming (For Modbus or Ethernet communications)
  • Start up and commissioning of system for 10 days is included 
  • 2 x KER Group Vacuum Pump systems consisting of the following
  • 2 x 3000Ltr Stainless steel 316L Vacuum Tanks c/w 12” Inlet and 14” Discharge
  • 4 x Samson Ocean master 1000 Vacuum Compressor c/w Brass ends and stainless steel drums
  • 4 x 66Kw Electric motors and couplings
  • 4 x Stainless steel 4 way valve and manifold c/w air actuators
  • 1 x Control cabinet c/w PLC system to control Vacuum pump System
  • 1 x 15” HMI Screen 
  • 1 x 14” Landing separator from 316L Stainless steel.
  • 1 x Qty of Stainless steel Piping 12” and 4” Piping for Vacuum Pump System
  • 12 x 12”Stainless steel CYL knife Gate Valves, c/w Aluminium Air Cylinder

Commissioning and testing.

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MFV “Zephyr”

WORKS COMPLETED

Overhaul of existing Vacuum pump system.

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

CLIENT 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”

Overhaul of existing Vacuum pump system.

Original system was, unable to pump efficiently. We replaced the complete pump with a new Samson V15, converted the hydraulic controls to pneumatic. 

Fitted a blow back system and replaced existing 4” stainless steel piping.

Commissioned and tested

WORKS COMPLETED

We employed KER Group to carry out a complete upgrade of the Vacuum pump system on board the MFV “Atlantic Quest”

  • Replaced existing Vacuum Pump
  • Supplied and fitted a Pneumatic Stainless steel 4 way valve
  • Removed existing 4” piping and replaced with stainless steel, incorporating a blow back system.
  • Removed the hydraulic controls and changeover to air and electric controls.

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 for Atlantic Dawn Group 

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