Installers Report Substantial Savings in VDR Replacement Costs Using Danelec Marine Conversion Kits

Danelec Marine’s distribution partners are reporting significant savings on VDR retrofit installations using the company’s conversion kits. A case in point is the Swedish marine electronics company C.A. Clase Marinelektronik AB, which recently conducted VDR retrofits on a pair of product tankers, Stella Orion and Stella Virgo, for Swedish shipowner Tarbit Tankers BV.Danelec Marine’s distribution partners are reporting significant savings on VDR retrofit installations using the company’s conversion kits. A case in point is the Swedish marine electronics company C.A. Clase Marinelektronik AB, which recently conducted

Danelec Marine’s distribution partners are reporting significant savings on VDR retrofit installations using the company’s conversion kits. A case in point is the Swedish marine electronics company C.A. Clase Marinelektronik AB, which recently conducted VDR retrofits on a pair of product tankers, Stella Orion and Stella Virgo, for Swedish shipowner Tarbit Tankers BV.Danelec Marine’s distribution partners are reporting significant savings on VDR retrofit installations using the company’s conversion kits. A case in point is the Swedish marine electronics company C.A. Clase Marinelektronik AB, which recently conducted.

We believe the Danelec conversion kits saved us at least one-to-two days on each of the installations,

”We believe the Danelec conversion kits saved us at least one-to-two days on each of the installations,” – said Gert Kjellberg, technical managerservice technician and surveyor at C.A. Clase Marinelektronik AB.

Kjellberg said that the installations went very smoothly on the two ships. The compact DM100 unit was an easy fit into the old much larger VDR console. Many of the existing sensor modules and cables were able to be reused. The serial outputs from these modules were connected to a new serial input to the new DM100. “This saves a lot of time and cost and makes the installation very pleasant for the service technician,” he said.

The Danelec mechanical conversion kits consist of pre-drilled universal adaptor plates and mounting brackets for all system components, including the VDR main unit, memory capsule and bridge microphones. The kits also include Remote Data Interface (RDI) units for serial, analog and digital connections, as well as a software tool for conversion of old configuration files.

“We provide the hardware and software conversion kits totally free of charge,” said Hans Ottosen, CEO of Danelec Marine. “Feedback from installing service dealers reveals that the retrofit kits can reduce the installation times by 25-50 percent, saving time and money and minimizing downtime for the ship.”

Ottosen said the company is also offering its DanelecConnect remote data gateway free of charge as part of its VDR retrofit packages. “This gives shipowners a low-cost and painless upgrade pathway to initiate remote retrieval of real-time data from ship systems and sensors in shore offices,” he said.

Kjellberg summed up the experience concisely,

We are very pleased with the Danelec conversion kits and the great support given by Danalec during the installation. So is also the shipowner.”