Marine Propulsion Controls
DIGITAL SYSTEM FOR VESSELS WITH CONTROLLABLE PITCH PROPELLERS

 

Type 8550-3200 MPC-CP

New Propulsion Control System Type MPC-CP from Prime Mover Controls

The MPC-CP is designed to accommodate a wide range of propulsion control requirements from the simple to the sophisticated. It is equally suited for single or multi engine installations as well as arrangements with power take off devices such as generators and fire pumps.

Advanced programming techniques for items such as remote control, speed/power curves, load sharing, load control, servo loop characteristics, alarms and operator messages ensure a high degree of flexibility and superior performance.

The MPC-CP automatic load control for controllable pitch propellers is fast yet completely stable. Dual dynamics are implemented in installations where the propeller is anticipated to break through the surface in rough seas.

Significant reduction in exhaust smoke is achieved by incorporating turbo pressure dependent feed forward pitch and load limits with proportional dynamics.

Basic adjustments to limit engine rpm, load and pitch for single or multi engine configurations are easily accomplished using the control head display and soft keys.

Operating Features
  • Single control head lever for combined rpm and pitch control
  • Single control head lever for combined rpm and pitch control and single control head lever for minimum rpm control
  • Two control head lever for independent rpm and pitch control
  • Available for single and multiple screw vessels
  • Four control head lever line-up options from no restriction to various control head lever matching configurations
  • Transfer lock to prevent accidental transfer to remote stations
  • Two stage transfer from engine room to bridge stations
  • Engine warm-up mode
  • Heavy sea mode
  • Constant rpm mode
  • Reduced power mode
  • Emergency override mode
  • Controlled acceleration / deceleration
  • Load control
  • Multiple engine isochronous or speed droop load sharing
  • Engine start block
  • Clutch engage block
  • Power take off clutch block
  • Operating features are selectable and configurable
Safety Features
  • System accepts redundant power sources with internal switching and continuous monitoring
  • Each control head lever features primary and secondary position sensors which are continuously monitored for drift and failure
  • Back-up link between the port and starboard sections of MPC-CP control box allows emergency control of both engines and propellers using only one section of the MPC-CP control box
  • Diagnostic capability from MPC-CP and DCH control head / Remote Display
  • Fault contact and data link to vessel alarm and monitoring system

Optional Features

  • The electric shaft option simulates a mechanical interconnection between the control head levers. Moving the control head lever at the station in command causes all other control head levers in the system to follow. This provides continuous alignment with the commanding control head lever position at all stations. Because all control head levers are continually aligned, control transfer between stations is smooth and “bumpless”.
  • Extended low operating temperature range available for outdoor stations.


TYPE 5500 DCH DIGITAL CONTROL HEAD

Specifications

Supply:

  • Nominal 12 VDC or 24 VDC, max 9 VDC to 36 VDC
  • Typical 175 mA @ 24 VDC

Environmental:

  • Operating temperature -5 °C to +70 °C
    (Optional extended range from -25 °C to + 70 °C)
  • Storage temperature -30 °C to +80 °C
  • Protection classification IP66 above console, IP43 below console
  • Meets or exceeds marine classification and regulatory requirements for Electromagnetic Compatibility, Vibration, Temperature, Humidity and Voltage Variation
Features
  • Backlit, dimmable, 160 x 160 pixel graphical LCD
  • Control and machinery status display (metric or imperial) and horn in each control head
  • Shaft rpm, engine rpm and pitch indication is available on each control head LCD
  • Four membrane buttons with intuitive software menu in plain English
  • Dedicated station transfer button
  • 140° control lever travel
  • Housing and control levers available in black powder coat or chrome finish
  • Custom colors available
  • Optional handles
  • Optional electric shaft
  • Optional station in command outputs for connection to auxiliary stations

Sample LCD displays

Dimensions above Console
 
Width:
Length:
Height:
149 mm
200 mm
157 mm


TYPE 8550-3200 MPC-CP     CONTROL BOX
and
TYPE 8550-3220 MPC-XCP     CPP EXPANSION BOX

Specifications

Supply:

  • Nominal 12 VDC or 24 VDC, max 9 VDC to 36 VDC
  • Typical 325 mA @ 24 VDC (per section not including connected items)

Environmental:

  • Operating temperature -25 °C to +70 °C
  • Storage temperature -40 °C to +85 °C
  • Protection classification IP54
  • Meets or exceeds marine classification and regulatory requirements for Electromagnetic Compatibility, Vibration, Temperature, Humidity and Voltage Variation

Features

  • Accepts up to 15 stations for Type 5500 DCH Control Heads and Electro-Mechanical Actuators
  • Electrically isolated port and stbd sections within the control boxes for complete port/stbd system independence
  • Connects directly to standard J1939, J1587/1708 and proprietary serial links for reading internal engine parameters
  • Control system and engine data available to vessel alarm and monitoring system via Modbus RTU serial link
  • Redundant pitch control outputs
  • Redundant pitch feedback inputs
  • Engine load input
  • Manifold pressure (turbo) input
  • Power take off generator power input
  • Other PMC control heads can be used with the MPC-CP control system when a Type 5500-5000 DCH Remote Display is used

Downloads

MPC-CP System Product Bulletin SSB-001-8550-3200

Typical Installations

   


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