Green Smiley from Work Environment Denmark

Green Smiley from Work Environment Denmark

Green Smiley from Work Environment Denmark

PJ Diesel Engineering was audited in March by The Danish Working Environment Authority and awarded with a GREEN Smiley.  

The green smiley shows that the company has nothing outstanding with the Danish Working Environment Authority and is valid for the period March 2021 to March 2024 (Three years from audit to next audit).

About a Green smiley

A company can only get a green smiley if it has had its essential working environment (basic supervision) reviewed.

The company will receive a green smiley if the Danish Working Environment Authority has found:

  • that the company does not violate the working environment rules, or
  • that the company has only received decisions on formal violations and has put things right, and the associated yellow smiley is off.

The company will not get a green smiley if the company enters into an agreement with the Danish Working Environment Authority on improving the working environment and on solving one or more specific working environment problems.

Along with the green smiley, a date is published showing:

  • when the company has received an inspection that has looked at the essential working environment, or
  • when the company has terminated its outstanding with the Danish Working Environment Authority.
  • The green smiley has an expiration date. This means that it is switched off after 3 years.

A new three-year period begins after each inspection.

When can the green smiley be removed?

The green smiley will be removed from the Danish Working Environment Authority’s website if the company is ordered to issue conditions that trigger a yellow or a red smiley.
That is, if the company receives a ban, an immediate injunction, an advisory injunction, an injunction with a deadline or a decision without a duty to act.


The green smiley will also be removed if the Danish Working Environment Authority and the company enter into an agreement on improving the working environment and on solving one or more specific working environment problems.

When will the company get the green smiley again?

A company that has received a yellow or a red smiley at a basic inspection where the Danish Working Environment Authority has reviewed the essential working environment will receive the green smiley again when the Danish Working Environment Authority has carried out a new basic inspection without the company having received any decisions on violating the Working Environment Act. The same applies if, after the inspection, the company enters into an agreement with the Danish Working Environment Authority on improving the working environment and on solving one or more specific problems.

If the company has received a green smiley, but subsequently receives a yellow or red smiley at a special inspection, the company gets the green smiley back when the yellow or red smiley goes out.

If the company has received a green smiley, but after a subsequent special inspection enters into an agreement on improving the working environment and on solving one or more specific work environment problems, the company gets the green smiley back when the work environment problems agreed upon are resolved and it is controlled by the Danish Working Environment Authority.


Companies with a green smiley that has expired or is about to expire and companies that do not have a smiley can order an inspection where the essential work environment is looked at.

The inspection will be carried out no later than six months after the Danish Working Environment Authority has received the order.

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Upgrade campaign – upgrade your UG8 to a new UG25+

Upgrade campaign – upgrade your UG8 to a new UG25+

Upgrade your UG8 or 3161 and get future proofed

The UG-25+ is a drop-in replacement for UG-8 and 3161 governors and combines all the advantages of a traditional mechanical governor with the state-of-the-art control algorithms for optimal engine operation.

The Woodward UG-25+ governor have the same footprint as the Woodward 3161 and UG-8 governors. Terminal shaft and drive shafts are available to correspond with the previous governor.

 The Woodward UG-25+ governor is a microprocessor-controlled, mechanical/hydraulic amplified, governor for controlling diesel, gas, and dual fuel engines, and steam turbines. Enhanced control capabilities, such as start fuel and boost limiting schemes, are an integral part of the UG-25+ governor. The additional transient fuel limiting (jump-rate) improves the engine load acceptance and reduces transient emissions significantly. This fast-acting, high-work-output governor has no need for any auxiliary devices such as a start booster or oil cooler. Two work output versions are available. The UG-25+ offers speed control with software-selectable speed set points, dynamics, fuel limiting, and start behaviour.

All it takes is a PC to adjust and download configuration data. Front panel and external speed settings make synchronization and load sharing easy for generator applications. A 4 mA to 20 mA speed setting is available for variable speed applications. Adjustable droop permits load division and balancing among parallel operated prime movers. Droop can be set with a knob on the front panel between 0–10. The load limiter knob allows you to limit the governor output manually. The UG-25+ uses a 1034 kPa (150 psi) internal operating pressure with an internal oil pump driven from the governor’s drive shaft, available in either a keyed or serrated configuration. Oil pressure is maintained by a relief valve system with a drain to an internal oil sump.

Control features: · State-of-the-art speed sensing and control algorithms

  • Enhanced PID dynamics
  • Configurable speed settings and adjustment rates
  • Multiple fuel limiting algorithms, such as jump-rate, boost pressure, and start fuel limiting
  • Comprehensive diagnostics for easy troubleshooting

Woodward UG-25+ reduce the TCO, as it is cheaper to maintain. 

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Recommendation on MET Turbochargers

Recommendation on MET Turbochargers

Recommendation for Safer Maritime Operation:
Inspection and stocking of Tools for MET Turbocharger Overhaul

According to the results of a survey carried out by MH-MME on workers engaged in the overhaul of MET Turbochargers, we found that many of them had found themselves not having all the necessary tools during overhaul or discovered problems with the tools on hand.
The loss of necessary tools or tools in poor condition becomes an obstacle for carrying out safe and smooth overhaul work.

We recommend to customers who use MET Turbochargers to refer to their tools lost before and after overhaul work and check if all the tools are present. If tools are missing by any chance, we recommend that you make the arrangements to obtain them as soon as possible.

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MET Turbochargers Tools missing

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School project on ocean plastics aims for UN Global Compact

What started as an idea to include ocean plastics in the packaging of maritime components now lives on as a start-up company.

PJ Diesel Engineering have partnered up with KEA – Copenhagen School of Design and Technology with a vision to include “ocean plastics” for packaging of maritime components. The vision quickly evolved into a project with over 20 production technology students all with one goal – use ocean plastics as an ingredient in designing the maritime transport box of the future.

” Our company was founded 40 years ago with a mission to minimize waste by re-use and reconditioning of maritime components – so removing plastic waste from oceans and use it for our transport boxes is true to our core” says Anne-Mette Elsborg (CEO and founder)

The project since evolved as a group of students later ended up with founding their own start-up with the focus of removing plastic waste from the oceans. Read more about the company here

The project also made as part of a report made by Copenhagen School of Design and Technology. The report can be viewed here – the project is described on page 34.







Secure Remote Access for Turbine Applications

Secure Remote Access for Turbine Applications

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Woodward has the longest legacy of any controls supplier in the industrial
equipment market and we continuously invest in bringing innovative solutions to
real market needs. Our latest innovation is RAP—Remote Access Program—for
engine and turbine OEMs who need on-demand monitoring, maintenance, and
troubleshooting of their systems globally.

RAP uses a combination of secure hardware and software,
plus a secure management system to safely and simply bring
remote accessibility, monitoring, and servicing to Woodward
systems. RAP’s simple setup, ease of use and secure technology
make it ideal for the petrochemical, oil and gas, and power
generation industries that often need remote access to plants and
turbomachinery around the world. This program allows remote
communications with any Woodward device that has Ethernet or
serial Modbus communications anywhere in the world.
By partnering with Secomea and its remote access security
solutions and global communications infrastructure, RAP is the
ultimate security program. With RAP, Woodward control and device
users can confidently continue their usage of our standard service
tool suite (RemoteView, AppManager, Control Assistant, ToolKit,
etc.) for remote monitoring and servicing of Woodward products.

Easy to install – simple configuration settings allow those
with limited technical knowledge to network devices
together as part of the Industrial Internet of Things
Shorter response times – immediate remote access
and control of industrial networks to fix problems means
more efficient and productive staff time and less network
Reduce OEM system warranty and maintenance costs –
Remote Access is a secure method of monitoring system
performance, assisting site engineers with troubleshooting
system issues, and providing the capability to push service
pack updates when permitted by the site.
Secure – The Woodward/Secomea program was the
first remote access solution in the world to be officially
cyber secure certified. German security organization
ProtectEM GmBH, performed Secomea‘s cyber
security audit based on the following framework:



Woodward: MicroNet TMR™ Upgrades

Woodward: MicroNet TMR™ Upgrades

Product Change / Improvement

Woodward has recently released an important upgrade for 5200-based MicroNet TMR. This upgrade commonizes the VxWorks RTOS with latest version implemented last year on MicroNet Plus.

Account Management has been added for improved security. A number of new GAP
blocks and features have been added, including Opti-Tune and Ratio Limiter. Several Coderrelated
improvements and corrections have also been included.
In addition to our standard software review and regression testing process, this release
underwent an intense system-testing program to insure quality.
Improvements included in this version include FPGA changes which are not field-updatable, so
customers wishing to update must replace the existing 5466-1047 CPUs and 5466-1036 RTNs or
return the modules to the factory for upgrade.

New part numbers are as follows:

  • 5466-1247 Module, MicroNet TMR CPU5200
  • 5466-1246 Module, Enhanced Performance RTN
  • 9927-2623 MicroNet TMR Coder 1.00

Note: all three items must be upgraded together – CPU, RTN and Coder.

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Event: S/S Martha 50 Years

PJ Diesel Engineering has the pleasure to welcome our partners and suppliers for a evening of fun and remembrance as we celebrate the danish movie S/S Martha’s 50 years jubilee.

As co-host we welcome you together with Maritime Development Center and J. Lauritzen.

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
 until Venue: J. Lauritzen
15 Tuborg Havnevej
Hellerup, 2900 Denmark

“Juniregn skaber udbredt morgentåge”

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We climb the top for a good cause

We climb the top for a good cause


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PJ Diesel Engineering CEO Mrs. Anne-Mette Elsborg has accepted the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in September 2017 in support of the Danish Child accident prevention foundation.

This cause is close to my heart as someone very close to me suffered from leukemia as a child. It was my niece’s daughter, who was 8 years old when diagnosed. During her treatment, she spent a considerable amount of time in hospital. This was a challenging time. Hopefully the money I raise on this journey can help other hospitalized children, through the Danish child accident prevention foundation’s project “Legeheltene”. “Legeheltene” focuses on strengthening the mobility of hospitalized children through activities and games, creating positive experiences.

Personally, I was initially encouraged to participate by Jesper Lundorf. He has been part of my network for many years, and I have found him to be an important “counsellor” on a personal level. I soon realized that I very much wanted to be part of this – for many reasons. Not only will it support a good cause, it will be an adventure and not least a great challenge.

It’s been many years since I last challenged myself in this way. This goal does not only constitute reaching the top, but managing a collaboration between the psychological and the physical. I do, however, believe that walking as part of a group is a great help. That way, we can help each other forward.

– Anne-Mette Elsborg

Please contribute and support our charity by becoming a sponsor. Click here to register.

About Climb for Charity

Climb for Charity is a charity project, where dedicated and engaged people together climb a mountain and fundraise for the Danish Child accident prevention foundation.

The Idea grew quickly into what today is known as Climb For Charity, where celebrities, CEO’s and other business people actively participate in fundraising, supported by companies in Denmark and abroad.

Climb for Charity was started in 2015 by Henrik Uth and Jesper Kramer, who wanted to create awareness around the foundation and its work on preventing accidents and increasing child safety in Denmark. The founders were determined that it should be physically challenges which should put focus on the importance of childrens’ safety.

The idea grew quickly into what today is known as Climb For Charity, where celebrities, CEO’s and other business people actively participate in fundraising, supported by companies in Denmark and abroad.



3D Print and Repair

3D Print and Repair

Can 3D print technology be used for repair and reconditioning, reducing the number of scrapped maritime parts?   

That is exactly what PJ Diesel and a group of partners has set out to assess in a new project. In collaboration with MAERSK, Thürmer Tools, DNV GL and FORCE Technology, PJ Diesel Engineering has identified a number of suitable test parts that can be repaired with the use of laser cladding and cold spray 3D print technology. DNV GL will oversee the processes, and take part in quality assurance and verification.

Laser Cladding is an additive manufacturing technique in which powder is fed into a melt pool created by a laser. The laser is scanned across the surface to add material one layer at a time. A CAD solid model of the part is used to create the code to guide the laser. This technology has been around for some time now, but it is continuously improved and developed. The technology being applied in this project is brand new, with 6 powder feeders allowing for cladding quality that does not depend on direction of head movement.

With cold spray, a metal powder is sprayed onto a component below the metals melting point, hence “cold” spray. The technology allows a service provider or supplier to rebuild or strengthen a part with a metal alloy, instead of replacing it with a new. There are two types of cold spray; high pressure and low pressure. High pressure cold spray can be used with harder metals, but must be performed in a chamber. The low pressure cold spray consists of a portable kit that can be used manually, which enables on-site repair of parts, making the technology particularly relevant for e.g. oil rigs and vessels. Not only can scrapping of materials be reduced, but lead time can be minimized, reducing expensive down time.

“Working with the whole value chain and utilizing the latest technology with a specific focus on sustainability makes this project unique. To my knowledge, this combination of technology and “low budget” sustainable innovation has not been seen earlier in the maritime industry” – States Rasmus Elsborg-Jensen of PJ Diesel.

With the project, the group of partners has taken an important step towards exploring how emerging technologies can contribute to a more energy efficient and sustainable maritime industry. The project hopes to promote the use of repair rather than replacement, by creating cases.

The project is one of four Green Ship of the Future projects exploring different aspects of 3D print technology. The other projects deal with on-board print, large scale 3D print and 4D print. Besides their individual focus areas, the four projects also deal with 3D print and the impact on the maritime supply chain.

The projects will share their preliminary results at a breakfast meeting hosted by Green Ship of the Future on September 12th 2017. Go to to learn more.

Project Green – Sustainable packaging for a sustainable solution

Project Green – Sustainable packaging for a sustainable solution

Ocean Plastics

In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on the amount of plastics being dumped in the ocean. Currently, 8 million tons of plastic is being dumped into the ocean every year. This has a huge impact on the environment, not only for marine wildlife. 100,000 marine animals die every year due to plastic entanglement. Ocean plastics also have a direct effect on humans through the food chain. [1]

But the ocean isn’t just a food source – marine plants are responsible for producing 70% of the oxygen inhaled by humans. The oceans also absorb 30% of all the CO2 produced by humans. [1]

Following the recognition of this massive problem, many projects have been initiated in order to help prevent or reduce the amount of plastics being dumped in the ocean. PJ Diesel wishes to contribute in the fight against ocean pollution and create awareness of the situation – by initiating this project with the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA).

The project

Today, the components repaired by PJ Diesel are transported in conventional wooden boxes. These boxes have a limited lifetime due to wear and tear during transport, and we see great potential for improvements in the design. We feel the boxes transporting the repaired components should reflect filosophy of the company: sustainability and reuse.

The students from KEA were given the task of designing a new transportation box which had to fulfil the following:

  • The box must be reusable, and preferably have a longer lifetime than the current solution.
  • The material should be resistant to humidity and oil.
  • The material needs to be sustainable.
  • Ocean plastics has to be incorporated.

The project started in February 2017, and three groups from the 2. Semester of the study “Product Development” were selected for completion of the task. The project started out with brainstorming session with PJ Diesel and the selected groups in order to create discussions regarding requirements, innovative ideas and sustainability.

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The project proved to be fruitful, and the students were faced with challenges in the areas of product development and design, construction, materials, production and economics.


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Wannacry Ransomware Attack (Woodward)

Wannacry Ransomware Attack (Woodward)


Starting early Friday morning (May 12), ransomware attacks using an exploit for the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol on Microsoft Windows were executed across businesses in hundreds of countries. The ransomware effected a number of businesses in a variety of industries. The ransomware goes by various names such as WannaCry, Wcry, WannaCrypt, or Wanna Decryptor.


Initial reports indicate the hacker or hacking group behind the WannaCry campaign is gaining access to enterprise servers through the exploitation of a critical Windows SMB vulnerability. Microsoft released a security update for the MS17-010  vulnerability on March 14, 2017 for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, and Windows 10. Additionally, Microsoft released patches for Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003 (link is external) operating systems on May 13, 2017. The WannaCry ransomware will spread through the SMB vulnerability from an infected machine.

One possible infection vector may be through phishing or opening infected documents from unknown sources.

Affected Units

Customers using Microsoft Windows operating systems are affected by WannaCry ransomware. Woodward controls (MicroNet, MicroNet+, Atlas, 505) are not affected by the ransomware. Microsoft Windows devices may be used with a Woodward control to provide HMI (Human Machine Interface) capabilities in the control system.

Corrective Action

The following description and guidance is from US-CERT Alert (TA17-132A). Woodward recommends reviewing the Impact and implementing the Recommended Steps for Prevention and Recommendations for Network Protection:


Woodward controls (MicroNet, MicroNet+, Atlas, 505) are not directly affected by the WannaCry ransomware. However, devices used to monitor and control Woodward products (Windows-based HMI computers, for example) may be impacted. Devices impacted by WannaCry may lead to a disruption of control system operations or a loss of control system visibility.

Other consequences: Ransomware not only targets home users but businesses as well. Businessess infected with ransomware can experience negative consequences that include:
• temporary or permanent loss of sensitive or proprietary information
• disruption of regular operations
• financial losses incurred to restore systems and files
• potential harm to an organization’s reputation

Paying the ransom does not guarantee the encrypted files will be released; it only guarantees that the malicious actors receive the victim’s money, and in some cases, their banking information. In addition, decrypting files does not mean the malware infection itself has been removed.

Solution for Microsoft-based devices (computers and servers)
Recommended Steps for Prevention
• Apply the Microsoft patch for the MS17-010 SMB vulnerability dated March 14, 2017.
• Enable strong spam filters to prevent phishing emails from reaching the end users and authenticate in- bound email using technologies like Sender Policy Framework (SPF), Domain Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance (DMARC), and Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM) to prevent email spoofing.
• Scan all incoming and outgoing emails to detect threats and filter executable files from reaching end users.
• Ensure that anti-virus and anti-malware solutions are set to automatically conduct regular scans.
• Manage the use of privileged accounts. Implement the principle of least privilege. No users should be assigned administrative access unless absolutely needed. Those with a need for administrator accounts should use them only when necessary.
• Configure access controls including file, directory, and network share permissions with least privilege in mind. If users only need to read specific files, they should not have write access to those files, directories, or shares.
• Disable macro scripts from Microsoft Office files transmitted via email. Consider using Office Viewer software to open Microsoft Office files transmitted via email instead of full Office Suite applications.
• Develop, institute, and practice employee education programs for identifying scams, malicious links, and attempted social engineering.
• Run regular penetration tests against the network, no less than once a year. Ideally, run these as often as possible and practical.
• Test your backups to ensure they work correctly upon use.

Recommendations for Network Protection
Apply the patch (MS17-010). If the patch cannot be applied, consider:
• Disabling SMBv1 and
• Blocking all versions of SMB at the network boundary by blocking TCP port 445 with related protocols on UDP ports 137-138 and TCP port 139, for all boundary devices.


Additional Information

ICS-CERT Indicators Associated with WannaCry Ransomware:

IVS-CERT Factsheet on WannaCry Ransomware:

Microsoft Support – Disabling SMB:,-smbv2,-and-smbv3- inwindows-vista,-windows-server-2008,–windows7,-windows-server-2008-r2,-windows-8,-and-windows-server- 2012