Alfa Laval Touch Control is being rolled out successively for new and existing Alfa Laval Aalborg boilers. First out are the Alfa Laval Aalborg OL and OC-TCi boilers, which will now feature advanced control with a simple touch.
With its graphical touchscreen display and intuitive two-touch navigation, Alfa Laval Touch Control is a major leap forward in boiler control technology. As the new common control platform for all Alfa Laval Aalborg boilers, the system will be a familiar interface for crews, regardless of which boiler they work with. Already it can be found aboard a range of newbuilds, and additional deliveries are underway.
“Our boilers themselves have always been at the cutting-edge,” says John Pedersen, Manager Boilers & Heaters. “With Alfa Laval Touch Control, we take the same lead in steering them.”
What Alfa Laval Touch Control offers is entirely new for boilers, as customers who experience the test rig at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre quickly recognise. During trainings, the rig is used to show the many ways in which boiler operation can be optimised.
“The system is intuitive and incredibly easy to learn, even for less skilled crewmembers,” says Pedersen. “Two touches of the screen provide access to any setting or function, yet there are user levels and password protection to keep inexper-ienced operators from making mistakes.”
“This is boiler control for today’s operational requirements, but also for the future,” Pedersen concludes. “As boiler technology changes and legislation creates new demands, Alfa Laval Touch Control will let vessels and their crews adjust with ease.”