New Turbocharger MET MBII Series – MET ER Series

New Turbocharger MET MBII Series – MET ER Series

Source: MEET news, 15th issue, April 2019

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PJ Diesel has been authorized by MHI MET for more than 25 years and provides high quality MHI MET Turbocharger Service. PJ Diesel offers both service and repair solutions tailored specifically to your requirements and requests and we have deep knowledge and experience in repairing and servicing both the MHI MET MA, MHI MET MB and MHI MET SRC Series.

In PJ Diesel Engineering we have focus on Circular Economy-Based Service and repair solutions. So instead of high price for new units we can offer a lower cost and shorter lead-time for reconditioned parts, sent directly from our stock in Copenhagen. Take a look at our Exchange Service program.

 

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The new MET MBII Series launched this year provides turbochargers, that are one or two times more compact, compared to previous models with the same engine output. This is due to larger impeller capacity.

In order to maintain high efficiency while achieving a large capacity, a new compressor impeller with an optimized blade count and blade angel distribution has been developed for the MET-MBII Series. Furthermore, the series also adopts a new turbine with optimized turbine blade throat distribution.

On the other hand, casing components except for the silencer have not been changed from the previous MET MB Series, which enables the product to inherit the high reliability and maintainability of that series.

The MET-ER Series has been developed based on high pressure ratio requirements for turbochargers, in order to improve the performance of and reduce the NOx emissions of four stroke engines. This turbocharger further increases the pressure ratio of the previous MET-SRC Series and can support a maximum compressor pressure ratio of 6.0.

The series features seven types, and a single Turbocharger can handle engine outputs from approximately 500 kW to 5,800 kW.

Furthermore, the series features improved responsiveness and reduces the number of parts to achieve a more compact design and increase maintainability. MET-ER turbochargers will be released to the market after conducting tests with engine manufactures this year.

 

The new MET-ER Series radial turbochargers and new MET-MBII Series axial flow turbochargers are scheduled to be announced at the CIMAC 2019 to be held in Vancouver, Canada on June 10 to 14.

 

Turbochargers delivered for the First X-DF Engine (12X92DF)

In December 2018, we delivered three MET83MB units for the first WinGD12X92DF, which is the largest dual fuel engine in the world. These MET Turbochargers are scheduled to be installed in the 12X92DF engines designed by WinGD, manufactured by CSSC-MES Diesel Co., Ltd. (CMD), and installed in nine mega-container series ships.

The IMO has strengthened regulations regarding the emission of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulfur oxides (SOx) from vessels in order to prevent atmospheric pollution that negatively impacts human health and the environment.

The X-DF Low-pressure, duel fuel engine is one of the famous leading choice for an environmentally-sustainable low-speed main engine in vessels today.

MET turbochargers were first adopted in the WinGF X-DF engine in 2017, then adopted in X52DF, X62DF, X72DF and X92DF engines, and up until now we have received total orders of 53 MET turbocharger units for 35 WinGD X-DF engines.

We will continue to actively provide turbochargers for dual fuel engines in the future.

 

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Announcement for Woodward’s new VariStroke-GI model actuators

Announcement for Woodward’s new VariStroke-GI model actuators

 

New Varistroke-GI model actuators

 

The VariStroke-GI is a family of linear electrohydraulic actuators that are designed to provide the linear actuation force to operate steam turbine control valves, valve racks, and Trip & Throttle Valves (T&TV). This single-acting actuator family is intended for use on mechanical drive or generator-drive steam turbines, and uses a low-pressure hydraulic oil source (typically turbine lube oil) to provide its output shaft force.

 

As a product family, users can customize their order to ensure their ordered actuator has the correct bore, length, configuration, shaft threads, and return spring force to meet their specific application.

Single-acting actuators utilize an internal or external return spring to force the output shaft and connected valve to a safe closed position upon a shutdown event and have several advantages over double-acting actuators including fail-safe action as well as not requiring the use of expensive accumulators.

Optionally users can order VariStroke-GI actuators with or without an integrated fastacting dump valve. This dump valve is designed to quickly drain oil. Depending on the application these dump valves can be driven directly from the VariStroke-GI servo or from the turbine shutdown system.

 

Download VariStroke-GI product specification 03464

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Reparation er fremtidens industri

Reparation er fremtidens industri

Kilde: Fra Jern & maskinindustrien, af Simon Dinesen Hansen

Vi skal reparere frem for at smide ud, lyder det fra PJ Diesel Engineering, som med innovative teknikker forsøger at finde en vej til reparation af kostbare turbinehjul og turboladere.

 

PJ Diesel Engineering med base i Nordhavnen i København er specialister i renovering af brugte eller beskadigede motorkomponenter. Og nu er virksomheden med i et nyt projekt, der skal få den maritime industri til at tænke mere cirkulært.

Helt konkret handler det om at finde den rette teknologi til reparation af beskadigede turbinehjul og turboladere, som er en af de kostbare og helt centrale maskindele for skibstrafikken.

Det fortalte PJ Diesels marketingchef, Rasmus Elsborg-Jensen, på IDA’s konference om Industri 4.0 og Fremtidens Intelligente Industri.

– Vi skal ikke producere, vi skal reparere, og vi vil gøre op med “brug og smid væk”-tankegangen. Det skal være slut med at lade tingene ende på den store blå hylde, sagde Rasmus Elsborg-Jensen med henvisning til, at havets bund i mange tilfælde opfattes som en skraldespand.

Kostbare komponenter 
Selve projektet er støttet af Den Maritime Fond og af Green Ship of the Future, og det går ud på at finde frem til den teknik, der kan reparere de ofte yderst kostbare turbinehjul frem for at skrotte dem og producere nyt.

– Turbinehjul bliver normalt bare smidt ud, og selv i mindre størrelse kan de koste 250.000 kr. Det er ofte bladene på hjulet, der bliver beskadiget, og vores mål i projektet er at reparere på en måde, så hjulet bliver så godt som nyt, fortalte Rasmus Elsborg-Jensen fra scenen i IDA-huset.

De valgte teknikker er indtil videre laser cladding og cold spray. Ved laser-cladding laves en kontrolleret smeltepøl, hvor der tilsættes metal, og ved cold spray repareres med metalstøv, der blæses på emnet i høj hastighed.

– Udfordringen er at få materialerne til at smelte sammen, og vi har i projektet ikke låst os fast på en teknologi endnu, fortalte Rasmus Elsborg-Jensen, som ikke lagde skjul på, at projektet langt fra er i mål endnu.

For den endelige teknik er endnu ikke fundet, og selvom PJ Diesel er tæt på kvaliteten af et nyt emne, så er den maritime industri en konservativ industri, hvor ingenting kommer ud at sejle, før det er både godkendt og testet.

– Vi har ikke sendt den reparerede turbolader ud på et skib endnu, men målet er, at den i nærmeste fremtid kommer ud at sejle, sagde marketingschefen.

Producenten er med 
Som en del af projektet med reparation af turboladere og turbinehjul har PJ Diesel haft en gruppe aktører omkring sig. Det gælder blandt andet Maersk og Force Technology, og så gælder det producenten af turboladere.

– Det lykkedes os at få producenten med, fordi producenten vurderer, at de selv i fremtiden kan bruge teknologien som supplement til deres produktion, forklarede Rasmus Elsborg-Jensen.

Han ser en fremtid, hvor der tages endnu dybere udviklingsskridt end dem, som PJ Diesel Engineering og partnere er i gang med.

– Jeg forestiller mig, at der skabes en form for autonome reparationsceller, hvor man i princippet blot placerer sit beskadigede emne, og så ved hjælp af ny teknik og machine-learning kan bygge den enkelte enhed op, sagde han i IDA-huset under konferencen Industri 4.0 – Fremtidens Intelligente Industri.

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Upgrade release – Woodward MicroNet TMR Upgrade

Upgrade release – Woodward MicroNet TMR Upgrade

Woodward has released a key upgrade for 5200-based MicroNet TMR.
This upgrade enables the CPU CANOpen ports for use with LinkNet HT distributed I/O, SPC CANOpen Servo Controller and multiple Woodward CAN-protocol valves and actuators.
There are six independent CAN ports available (2 per kernel). Redundancy can be achieved where necessary by wiring the can networks across 2 CPUs. This release certifies the TMR to Achilles L1 Cybersecurity and includes several new Coder-related features.

Download the full  MicroNet TMRTM product Change Notification pdf to read all the product change and improvements.

PJ Diesel Engineering receives IMPA ACT ‘preferred supplier’ status

PJ Diesel Engineering receives IMPA ACT ‘preferred supplier’ status

PJ Diesel have fully incorporated and adopted the IMPA ACT supplier Code of Conduct.

We have established internal systems to prevent, identify, mitigate and remediate the adverse impact of our operations on human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption principles and have been successfully audited and are now recommended by IMPA as a top supplier in the marine industry.

PJ Diesel Engineering finalizes a successful IMPA ACT partnership with Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S and becomes an IMPA ACT preferred supplier

Following a successful partnership with IMPA ACT member Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/SPJ Diesel Engineering has finalised the element of compliance with the IMPA ACT Supplier Code of Conduct. The company has now set up policies and procedures for dealing with its operations’ adverse impacts on human rights, environment and anti-corruption principles.

Ole Lykke, Head of Strategic Purchasing at Norden, said to PJ Diesel: “We know that establishing relevant processes requires both time and resources, especially in the initial phases, therefore we appreciate that your company has prioritized this engagement.”

In response to being included in IMPA ACT’s database for preferred suppliers, CEO Anne-Mette Elsborg of PJ Diesel Engineering, stated: “Being part of the IMPA ACT database validates toward our current and even potential clients, that PJ Diesel is willing to cooperate and already has prioritised areas such as human rights including labor rights, protection of the environment and anti-corruption principles. We have spent a lot of resources to ensure continued compliance, not only to standard but through our continued dedication with our management system and policies.”

This being said, IMPA wants to wish a warm welcome to the newest joiner of IMPA’s initiative for responsible supply chain management in the global shipping industry. The company’s dedication and efforts to complete the programme are truly remarkable and the initiative is lucky to have PJ Diesel Engineering on board as an IMPA ACT Preferred Supplier. Onward and upward to a more responsible industry!

Read more about IMPA ACT and IMPA ACT preferred suppliers here.

Woodward HighPROTEC 3.6 product

Woodward HighPROTEC 3.6 product

Woodward HighPROTEC 3.6 product

UPDTATED HighPROTEC The generator differential protection relay MCDGV4 is a high precision protection for medium and high power generators. The step-up transformer can be integrated into the protection zone (unit protection/ block protection). In addition to the phase and earth differential protection, the device provides a variety of generator-specific protection functions.

NEW  FEATURES – Release 3.6

  •         VDE-AR-N 41104110
  •         Wattmetric Ground Fault Protection
  •         iEC 60870-5-104
  •         SCADApter for Retrofit
  •         IT Security
  •         Improved Frequency and ROCOF precision

 

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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 unglobalcompact.org 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PJ Diesel proudly supporting climbing, and reach new mountain top

PJ Diesel proudly supporting climbing, and reach new mountain top

Last year our CEO Anne-Mette Elsborg completed her journey and climb to the top of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in support of Climb for Charity.

This year we proudly supported a new team as a bronze sponsor on their new journey in the Atlas mountains climbing Mt. Toubkal (4.167 m) OG Mt. Ouanoukrim (4.089 m) in Marrocco in support to the “Climb for charity” benefitting the Child Accident Prevention Foundation.

About Climb for charity:
Climb for Charity is a charity initiative that combines training, adventure, and community making a difference. Several times a year, a number of participants climb some of the globe’s high mountains to collect funds for the Child Accident Fund and the “Legeheltene” initiative. Climb for Charity has been around since 2015. Since then, the participants have been heading towards the top of Mont Blanc, Kilimanjaro, Atlas Mountains and Mount Kinabalu on Borneo, and we are constantly expanding the initiative with new challenges.

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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.

OVERVIEW
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.

SOLUTION BENEFITS
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
downtime
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:

 

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VariStroke Linear Electro-Hydraulic Actuators for Steam Turbines

VariStroke Linear Electro-Hydraulic Actuators for Steam Turbines

Woodward solves steam turbine users’ #1 reliability problem . . . dirty oil!

The patented dirt tolerant and self-cleaning technology of Woodward‘s VariStroke actuators ensure greater overall reliability of your steam turbine. The VariStroke line of linear electro-hydraulic valve actuators operate mechanical-drive or generator-drive steam turbines. These linear actuators utilize a low-pressure, hydraulic oil source (typically turbine lube oil) to provide output shaft force. Their superb accuracy and resolution make them ideal for steam valve control and related turbine speed and load control, where turbine up-time and availability is essential.

The VariStroke line is configurable via a simple user-friendly, computer-based PC service tool, allowing users to easily configure, calibrate, and adjust all internal functions and response settings. Its integrated driver includes a 4-20 mA output channel to indicate output shaft (control valve) position, as well as unit alarm and shutdown relay outputs for use as unit health and status indications. The 4-20 mA demand inputs and dual-redundant shaft position sensors allow it to continue to operate even with demand input or feedback sensor failures, ensuring extended run-times between forced outages and on-line system repair.

The total installed cost for this fully-integrated actuator is low because it is completely assembled and tested at the factory, greatly reducing OEM and end-user fabrication, testing, and site assembly time. In retrofit applications, the VariStroke actuator can be used to directly replace the existing servo system. This saves costly repairs to existing and aging servos, eliminates the difficulty of obtaining spare parts for obsolete equipment, and reduces calibration time and difficulty.

Woodward‘s quality of design sets a new benchmark in actuator reliability and performance. With its robust shaft and bearing design, the VariStroke actuator surpasses traditional actuators in reliability by eliminating leaks common with base mounted steam valve racks and the associated arc- induced continuous side load on the output shaft. After being tested to over 1 million shaft cycles, with over 1,000 lbs of side force continuously applied to the output shaft, the VariStroke was leak free.

VariStroke’s versatile design provides the flexibility to integrate the best solution to fit your turbine application. The actuator design enables users to adjust output shaft stroke range to fit their specific needs. Turbine manufacturers and owners now can easily set maximum stroke position from 50 – 100% of factory listed maximum stroke range, saving time and the cost of modifying expensive valve racks and related linkages.

Solve your reliability problems by putting VariStroke actuators
to work on your steam and hydro turbines……..

VariStroke I – Product specification
VariStroke II – Product specification

Contact our Sales Department for more information – pjdiesel@pjdiesel.dk

Great attendance for PJ Diesel at Danish Maritime Days (DMD)

Great attendance for PJ Diesel at Danish Maritime Days (DMD)

In connection with Danish Maritime Days, PJ Diesel Engineering has launched a series of events at the Danish Maritime Fair – DMF2018, focusing on knowledge sharing, new technology and debate.

The fair was officially opened on 2 May, and the panel discussion on 3D printing, organized in collaboration with Green Ship of the Future, especially attracted many visitors. In 2017, Green Ship of the Future had launched a project focusing on exploring the various possibilities that 3D technology provides. Representatives from PJ Diesel Engineering, Clorius Controls, J. Lauritzen and Maersk Drilling participated in the panel debate. Topics discussed included practical experience gained from participating in the 3D printing project and the long-term potential of the digital technology.
The panel debate was followed up with champagne tasting and networking. Among the audience were a wide range of shipping company representatives from the Danish, Norwegian and Swedish maritime sectors.

Anne-Mette Elsborg, CEO of PJ Diesel Engineering, commented: “We have had a fantastic start for three interesting days. In the next few days we will have several exciting events, including: on Circular Economy, 3D printing, and an introduction to the new Woodward Flex500.”

Woodward Vertex Compressor Control

Woodward Vertex Compressor Control

Woodward‘s Vertex Compressor Control product line

The Vertex control product line is designed to control and protect industrial sized axial or centrifugal compressors. This controller includes specifically designed algorithms and logic to start, stop, control, and protect industrial compressors driven by a stationary speed motors, variable frequency drive motors, or turbines. OEM qualified algorithms are used within the Vertex control for straight-through, iso-cooled, double flow, stand alone, and back-to-back compressor applications.

The Vertex controller is field configurable allowing users to configure/select the specific control algorithm required for the specific compressor loop and application. The control’s special stage-to-stage and performance controller decoupling logic allows stable control during normal compressor operation as well as during plant upsets, minimizing process over or undershoot conditions.

Refer to product specification for more information – 03437b Vertex Product Specification

This purpose-built controller has the control, protection, and decoupling logic
required for one or two recycle loop compressor applications. OEM qualified
algorithms are used to ensure that proper start sequences are followed, proper and
accurate compressor load calculations are used, and proper protection and recovery
actions are performed.
Basic functionality includes:

 Motor or Turbine Drive Interface Logic
 Inlet Throttle Valve Control
 Inlet Guide Vane Control
 Recycle Valve(s) Control
 Anti-Surge Control (1 or 2 Recycle Loops)
 Performance Control (suction or discharge pressure or process flow)
 Surge Anticipation Logic
 Surge Protection Logic
 Surge Recovery Logic
 Load Sharing (Parallel compressors, up to five Trains)

Designed to function as a plant DCS node the Vertex controller can be configured to
interface with the plant DCS via hardwired inputs/output signals or serial or Ethernet
communications. With the capability to monitor and control all compressor based
functions (i.e. bearing temperatures, vibration levels, control oil levels, etc.) the
Vertex controller is ideal for use as a cost-effective compressor control/protection as
well as a plant DCS monitoring node.
Designed to replace old obsolete anti-surge controllers, the Vertex can be configured
to function like these controllers but uses faster scan rates, improved surge
anticipation logic, and one integrated package for all control functions (anti-surge
control loop 1, anti-surge control loop 2, and performance control). Also, for load
sharing function, no need for additional Master controller hardware.

Description

The Vertex control is packaged in an industrial hardened enclosure designed to be mounted within a system control panel located in a plant control room or next to the compressor. The control’s user-friendly front panel serves as both a programming station and operator control panel (OCP). This user-friendly front panel allows engineers to access and program the unit to the specific plant’s requirements, and plant operators to easily start/stop the compressor and enable/disable any control mode. The controller’s 8” graphical display allows operators to view actual and setpoint values from the same screen, simplifying compressor operation.
The control’s front panel serves as both a programming station and operator control panel (OCP). Password security is used to protect all unit program mode settings. The controller’s 8” graphical display allows operators to view actual and setpoint values from the same screen, simplifying turbine operation.
Ethernet and serial communications allow users to easily connect the Vertex in to plant or process control system. All controller inputs, outputs, and statuses can be monitored and all start/stop or enable/disable commands can be given through industry standard Modbus TCP or OPC protocols. The Vertex control uses SNTP (synchronized network time protocol) over Ethernet to allow users to synchronize the control’s real-time clock to the plant distributed control system.
Compressor and motor interface input and output-wiring access is located on the controller’s lower back panel. Un-pluggable terminal blocks allow for easy system installation, troubleshooting, and replacement. Optionally users can increase the number of inputs and outputs signals to/from the Vertex control by connecting RTCNet distributed I/O nodes to the controller’s CAN communication ports and configuring the control to use the connected distribute inputs and outputs. The following additional I/O signals can be connected to the Vertex control via CAN communications:

 (16) 4-20mA input channels and (4) 4-20mA output channels (via 2 RTCNet AIO module)
 (8) RTD signals (via 1 RTCNet RTD module)
 (16) Discrete Inputs (via 1 RTCNet DI module)
 (16) Relay output drivers (via 1 RTCNet DO module)
The Vertex controller includes the following PID control & protection functions:
 Performance Control PID
 Performance Limiter PID
 Anti-Surge PID Control
 Rate PID Control
 Boost (open-loop backup line response)
 Surge Recovery
 Surge Minimum Position
 Start, Purge, Stop, Shutdown, & Zero Speed Sequencing Positions
 Alarm & Shutdown Logic
 Load sharing among 5 trains with no additional hardware for Master Controller.
 Easy Load sharing setup. (Plug and Play configuration).

Optionally users can utilize Woodward’s RemoteView software program with the Vertex control to function as a remote operator control panel and or engineering station. This software program once loaded onto a remote computer or touch panel, allows the user to perform all of the Vertex control’s front panel display functions (monitor, operate, tune, and configure) on the respective computer or touch panel. Password based login level security is utilized with this software program to allow users to manage what functions they want the remote panel user to have.

The Vertex controller includes a suite of service tools to allow users to perform the following functions:

 Upload configuration settings files from the Vertex to save on another device
 Download configuration settings files to the Vertex
 Download and view DataLog files
 View real-time or saved trend files

PJ Diesel Engineering presents an exciting events programme

PJ Diesel Engineering presents an exciting events programme

When Danish Maritime Days open in Denmark for the fourth time, from 1st – 4th May, PJ Diesel Engineering will again exhibit at the Danish Maritime Fair in Copenhagen. PJ Diesel Engineering has exhibited at the fair since 2014, when the fair started, and has backed up as a gold sponsor. This year, the company is taking another step forward and is launching an ambitious events programme, focusing on knowledge sharing, new technology and debate.

The events will allow you to meet the company’s employees and ask questions about factual issues, get a basic introduction to a diesel engine’s components (in a non-technical way), a presentation of circular economy and replacement programmes, another on two-speed turbochargers from KBB, and a number of exciting contributions on 3D printing. An event on the Wednesday is arranged in cooperation with Green Ship of the Future.

On Wednesday 2nd May from 15:00-17:00, there will be the opportunity for somewhat more relaxed networking, as PJ Diesel Engineering will be hosting a champagne reception where André and Leilani from Champagne Guru will offer a unique tasting experience with various vintage and Grand Cru champagnes.

As regards the background to the ambitious programme, PJ Diesel Engineering’s CEO Anne-Mette Elsborg explains: “With Denmark as a leading maritime nation, it is important to participate in an event such as this one.”

The events do not require prior registration and are free – but if you are interested you can write to dmf@pjdiesel.com and apply, and PJ Diesel will then sponsor free admission to the fair.

About PJ Diesel Engineering:

PJ Diesel Engineering A/S was established in 1978, and is a repair and service company for turbochargers, injection technology, engine components, and control and instrumentation technology for diesel and gas engines for ships, power plants and the offshore industry.

PJ Diesel has 40 years of experience in component service and repair and offers a wide range of components on a replacement basis.

In addition, the company is the Danish/Scandinavian representative of a number of leading manufacturers including Woodward, Himsen, Mitsubishi, KBB, Regulateurs Europa and others.

For more information and to book an interview:

Contact media partner MARPRO Promotion.

Jakob le Fevre, Managing Director, MARPRO
Telephone: +45 6160 6062
E-mail: lefevre@marpro.dk

Cyber Security Bulletin – Meltdown/Spectre Exploit

Issue
The early January 2018, ICS-CERT released information disclosed in December 2017 on two side-channel exploits, Meltdown and Spectre. Meltdown affects Intel based chips, however Spectre impacts additional chips such as ARM, AMD and NXP. Spectre affects a variety of operating systems and chips and relies on “Speculative Execution.

Description
The following information is from CERT: CPU hardware implementations are vulnerable to side-channel attacks referred to as Meltdown and Spectre. Both Spectre and Meltdown take advantage of the ability to extract information from instructions that have executed on a CPU using the CPU cache as a side channel. These attacks are described in detail by Google Project Zero, the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications (IAIK) at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) and Anders Fogh. The issues are organized into three variants:
 Variant 1 (CVE-2017-5753, Spectre): Bounds check bypass
 Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715, also Spectre): Branch target injection
 Variant 3 (CVE-2017-5754, Meltdown): Rogue data cache load, memory access permission check performed after kernel memory read
An attacker able to execute code with user privileges can achieve various impacts. The Meltdown attack allows reading of kernel memory from user space. This can result in privilege escalation, disclosure of sensitive information, or it can weaken kernel-level protections, such as KASLR. The Spectre attack can allow inter-process or intra-process data leaks.
To execute code locally, an attacker would require a valid account or independent compromise of the target. Attacks using JavaScript in web browsers are possible. Multi-user and multi-tenant Windows systems (including virtualized and cloud environments) likely face the greatest risk. Systems used to browse arbitrary web sites are also at risk. Single-user systems that do not readily provide a way for attackers to execute code locally face/have significantly lower risk.

Affected Units
Customers using Microsoft Windows operating systems, specifically the SOS application. Legacy Pentium/NT, MicroNet™, and Atlas PC have low risk – see below.
HMI systems and engineering workstations that may be attached to a Woodward control system utilize Microsoft Windows and are potentially impacted.
See notes under “Corrective Actions.”
Woodward controls (MicroNet, MicroNet+, Atlas, 505), with the exception of the NT CPU and the Atlas PC are not impacted by Meltdown or Spectre.
Users have reported issues with SOS on Windows systems patched by KB4056892. You can view Windows Update history by viewing Control PanelSystem and SecurityWindows UpdateView Update History. It is recommended to avoid installing this knowledge base update.
Microsoft has released a new patch KB4088776 to address this issue.

Impact to MicroNet Simplex NT CPU and Atlas PC (NT version) with Pentium CPUs:
Web browsing and JavaScript hosting is not available on the NT CPU and Atlas PC controls. Local code execution will require physical access to the control and upload of an unauthorized executable to the control to exploit. Since this is a side-channel exploit, data can only be observed, and not directly manipulated.
Note: Woodward’s current industrial control products (including MicroNet Plus, MicroNet TMR, Atlas II, 505 and Flex500) are not directly impacted by Meltdown or Spectre.

Corrective Action
Windows-based HMI and Engineering Workstation Computers:
Woodward normally recommends that the end-user’s IT department or other group responsible for maintaining these computers keep these machines updated with the latest Microsoft security patches. However, in the case of Spectre and Meltdown, there have been significant issues with the Windows patches issued by Microsoft. You can view Windows Update history by viewing Control PanelSystem and SecurityWindows UpdateView Update History.
Please see notes below regarding recommendations on specific patches:
– Users have reported issues with SOS on Windows systems patched by KB4056892. Recommend not installing this knowledge base update. Microsoft has released a new patch KB4088776 to address this issue.
– If the user has installed KB4056892 and SOS exhibits issues, the user should uninstall KB4056892. If the user is unable to uninstall this update or uninstall does not address the issue, DCOM configuration in Windows may need to be changed.
– KB4088776 addresses issues created by KB4056892 regarding DCOM and OPC (thus impacting SOS server functionality)

MicroNet Simplex and Atlas PC systems with Pentium CPU:
Implement physical security so that unauthorized code updates cannot be made.

Customer Action
Review the Corrective Action above for impact on your specific industrial control system and review Additional Information below.

Additional Information
A side-channel exploit/attack is any attack based on information gained from the implementation of a computer system, rather than a weakness in the computer system
ICS-CERT Alert (18-011-01FB) – https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/alerts/ICS-ALERT-18-011-01F
CERT Vulnerability Note (VU#584653) – https://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/584653
OPC Foundation Meltdown/Spectre patch – https://opcfoundation.org/news/opc-foundation-news/meltdown-spectre-patch/

Agreement for Woodward to Acquire L’Orange

Agreement for Woodward to Acquire L’Orange

 

Rolls-Royce and Woodward, Inc. Announce Agreement for Woodward to Acquire L’Orange, a World Class Fuel Injection Systems Technology Company

 

On April 9th 2018, Rolls-Royce (London: RR.) and Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ: WWD) jointly announced today that they have signed an agreement for Woodward to acquire L’Orange GmbH and its related operations located in Germany, the United States and China (“L’Orange”), for an enterprise value of €700 million (US$859 million1). L’Orange is part of Rolls-Royce, the power solutions provider, and specifically its Rolls-Royce Power Systems business.

Transaction scope and highlights
1. L’Orange is one of the world’s leading suppliers of fuel injection systems for industrial diesel, heavy fuel oil and dual-fuel engines.
2. L’Orange’s 2017 pro forma sales were €244 million, with pro forma underlying EBITDA of €74 million and pro forma underlying operating profit of €64 million. Pro forma post-tax free cash flow for the period was €51 million.
3. L’Orange has a significant intellectual property portfolio including over 55 active patents, with 75 patents pending.
4. L’Orange brings a large installed base of industrial equipment delivering a consistent and profitable aftermarket.

L’Orange supplies fuel injection technology for engines that power a wide range of industrial applications including marine power and propulsion systems, special-application vehicles, oil and gas processing, and power generation. L’Orange serves some of the world’s best known specialist diesel engine manufacturers, including Rolls-Royce Power Systems’ leading subsidiaries, MTU Friedrichshafen and Bergen Engines, and other low to high speed engine builders.

Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control system solutions and components for the aerospace and industrial markets. L’Orange, which will be renamed Woodward L’Orange, will be integrated into Woodward’s Industrial segment. The acquisition establishes Woodward as a premier technology and system provider of engine control systems to the industrial engine market. Additionally, the highly complementary portfolio allows for further expansion into key industrial segments and geographies, while boosting profitability. L’Orange will remain an important partner and supplier for MTU and Bergen in the future through long-term supply agreements, with an initial term of 15 years, allowing Rolls-Royce Power Systems’ customers to continue to benefit from L’Orange’s high level of expertise, best-in-class service, and innovative R&D.
Warren East, CEO of Rolls-Royce, said: “This transaction builds on the actions we have taken over the last two years to simplify our business. The divestiture of L’Orange enables Rolls-Royce Power Systems to focus on other long term, high growth opportunities and our company to allocate our capital to core technologies and businesses that drive greater returns for the group.”
Andreas Schell, President and CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, added: “Rolls-Royce Power Systems will remain a key customer of Woodward L’Orange. We have enjoyed working with L’Orange who have a leading position in their markets, excellent technology, a skilled workforce and strong leadership. We wish them well for the future as they join the Woodward organisation.”
Thomas A. Gendron, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Woodward, said: “L’Orange is an excellent strategic and financial fit for Woodward, and this transaction exemplifies our acquisition strategy to invest in markets with solid long-term fundamentals. The acquisition of L’Orange brings innovative technology, bolsters relationships with key customers and enhances the profitability of our Industrial segment.”
Rolls-Royce confirmed in January 2018 that it was reviewing its strategic options for L’Orange. The sale to Woodward will enable the L’Orange business to pursue new market opportunities that will be opened up as a result of no longer being associated directly with one individual engine manufacturer. Together, Woodward and L’Orange will be able to expand their customer base, pursue further collaborations and explore new areas of opportunity.

The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both Rolls-Royce and Woodward, as well as the Supervisory Board of Rolls-Royce Power Systems. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the second quarter of calendar 2018, subject to clearance from the German antitrust authorities.
L’Orange is based in Stuttgart, Germany and has approximately 1,000 employees based mostly in Germany, but also in the U.S. and China.
Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, US, Woodward reported 2017 sales of approximately US$2.1 billion and has approximately 7,400 employees worldwide.

Notes
1 Based on USD / EUR exchange rate of 1.2275.

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.

Download Full Release Here

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”

Please sign up at MDC using the link here

 

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.

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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 www.greenship.org 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.

 

[1] Source: https://www.plasticoceans.org/the-facts/

Wannacry Ransomware Attack (Woodward)

Wannacry Ransomware Attack (Woodward)

Issue

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.

Description

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:

Impact

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:

https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/alerts/ICS-ALERT-17-135-01C

IVS-CERT Factsheet on WannaCry Ransomware:

https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/FactSheets/ICS-CERT_FactSheet_WannaCry_Ransomware.pdf

Microsoft Support – Disabling SMB:

https://support.microsoft.com/enus/help/2696547/how-to-enable-anddisable-smbv1,-smbv2,-and-smbv3- inwindows-vista,-windows-server-2008,–windows7,-windows-server-2008-r2,-windows-8,-and-windows-server- 2012