Electronic components typically have a shorter average lifespan compared to mechanical components. The risk of unexpected shutdowns increases as electronic components in engine systems age. Over time, sourcing replacement components can become increasingly difficult, increasing both the severity and cost of shutdowns.
Upgrading to a modern system extends your engine’s lifespan, improves availability and performance, and ensures better support. A modern system also meets the requirements of the major class societies and provides more robust cyber security to help prevent cyber incidents from impacting your assets.
The Wärtsilä Unified Controls (UNIC) system handles all engine control and monitoring functions and is available for both newbuild Wärtsilä engines and as a retrofit for older Wärtsilä engines. UNIC is an embedded engine management system that handles start/stop management, engine safety, fuel management and speed/load control as well as charge air, cooling and combustion. The Wärtsilä UNIC engine control system is a durable, all-inclusive automation system designed specifically for the harsh environments in which marine engines operate. Most Wärtsilä 4-stroke engine types can be upgraded to UNIC.
Upgrading your engine control system will:
The Wärtsilä Unified Controls (UNIC) system takes care of all engine control and monitoring functions for both newly built engines and as a retrofit for older Wärtsilä engines. It is an embedded engine management system that handles start/stop management, engine safety, fuel management and speed/load control as well as charge air, cooling and combustion. The Wärtsilä UNIC engine control system is a durable, all-inclusive automation system specially designed for the harsh environments in which engines operate.
The Wärtsilä UNIC control system upgrade ensures reliable, efficient operation and global support for both marine and energy installations.
Supported diesel engines:
Supported dual fuel engines:
Wärtsilä Engine Speed Monitoring and Safety System upgrades are based on the latest Wärtsilä UNIC Engine Control System modules.
The upgrade includes three options:
The Wärtsilä Speed/Load Controller is embedded in the Wärtsilä UNIC Engine Control System and acts as a standalone controller (COM-10) unit. The following upgrades are available:
The Wärtsilä Speed/Load Control System upgrade is suitable for Wärtsilä engines running on liquid fuel with older engine speed/load control systems requiring modernisation of the automation system.
As an option, the speed/load controller can be upgraded in conjunction with a governor replacement to a modern electric-hydraulic actuator and digital control system. This improves engine performance in terms of load balancing and response to load changes.
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