Mondango 2 - Basler Update

After resolving issues with her Basler generator controllers Mondango 2 upgraded to the latest genset controller to ensure another 10-years of trouble free operation

As engineers of her original Basler generator control system we were flown to Corfu Greece to resolve nuisance over-speed shutdowns - an urgent fix was needed with Mondango about to go on extended charter. We got her going, however this situation exposed that Mondango could not obtain spare Basler DGC-2000's due to obsolescence. So we embarked on design, pre-installation setup & testing, and a work plan to install the latest Basler DGC-2020 controllers.

After extensive bench-testing & evaluation of new controllers we flew back to meet Mondango 2 in Valencia, Spain. Over the next 4-days one of our technicians removed the problematic units, fitting & wiring the new 2020's into the existing switchboard controls which needed only minor modification. Her ships monitoring system [Seatouch] relies on these controllers, harvesting extensive electrical data via a Modbus connection. The communication protocols had changed, requiring some re-programming of the PLC's, but this all went fine as we were the authors of her original software.

Equipped with a foredeck tender well - that converts to a jacuzzi, heated by 120Kw of electric elements made load testing of the new controls and instrumentation a breeze - while also providing a place to relax after work!

Project Wrap
Completing an efficient installation, fully documented with detailed service report, testing instructions for re-validation of alarms & shutdowns, updated as-fitted CAD drawings, and copies of new PLC & Basler configuration files allowed Mondango to continue her busy charter schedule with peace of mind the generator system was once again trustworthy - and future proofed with contemporary equipment.

We thank Mondango 2's Captain, Chief Engineer, crew and Owner for their generous hospitality and warm welcome received both times we attended her. 

We look forward to providing future support and thank them for choosing to work with Attest!

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