Navigation aids system advice

A detailed and up to date specification of a Navigation aids system is very important for your projects. Modifications, claims for extra work and delays in delivery due to missing or not clearly defined requirements need to be avoided. When you are not in the possession of suitable specifications and drawings, Uil Advisors can provide these. Documents detailing a Navigation aids system can be downloaded immediately from our shop. Instead of repeating generic information in each and every specification, our documents are split-up in multiple individual documents. By doing so, we have ensured that our specifications are to the point and easily accessible. Our documentation refers to International and European standards and laws. For other continents, you will have to adjust the applicable references and specific requirement regarding amounts of equipment, redundancy, flashing & blasting interval and battery back-up duration to suit your requirements.

Navigation aids system definition and operational description

The navigation aids system is an audio and visual system to warn ships for an obstruction at sea. The system consists out of a foghorn(s), nautical flash lights and nautical steady-burn lights, which are synchronized. The navigation aids system panel contains all equipment to control and monitor the equipment connected.

The navigation lanterns will normally be controlled by a photoelectric cell with provisions on the panel to enable the navigation lanterns to be manually controlled if required. The light signal is provided via a duplicated synchronizer Morse code ‘U’ generator, including an autonomic change over from main to standby unit. A current monitor with alarm contact and visual indication for failure of each individual lantern will indicate the status of the lanterns on the navigation aids control panel.

The foghorn(s) will be automatically controlled to operate at all times when the meteorological visibility is low. The foghorn(s) will normally be controlled via a visibility detector with provisions on the panel to enable the foghorn(s) to be manually controlled if required. The fog signal is provided via a duplicated, synchroniser Morse code ‘U’ generator, including an autonomic change over from main to standby unit. A current monitor with alarm contact and visual indication for failure of the fog horn(s) will indicate the status of the fog horn(s) on the navigation aids control panel

 The system in our specification is described in a modular way, these are described as :
  • PLC controlled navigational aids distribution / control panel
  • Autonomic change over from main to standby units for lanterns and fog horn(s)
  • Modular type battery rectifiers / chargers
  • Lead-acid valve regulated maintenance free sealed type battery set with a back-up time under worst possible environmental conditions for at least 10+ years of operation
  • Navigation U-code lanterns
  • Navigation steady burn lanterns
  • Omni-directional foghorn
  • Visibility detector
  • Photo cell

 

The above item requirements are described in detail in the applicable chapters of the specification.

Our navigation aids system document advantages

Our navigation aids system design is that the apparatus are easy to install and be optimized for low-maintenance, because of its modular design. Because of this, durability and cost-efficiency are maximized and the installation is suitable to be easily exchanged in case of failure. All these features add up to a navigation aids system that is perfect in both its form and functionality.

Why would you buy Uil Advisors navigation aids system designs?

The navigation aids system documents provided in the Uil Advisors shop are, as our other documentation, highly detailed. One of the prime advantages of our specifications is that they don’t simply refer to standards or vendor standard equipment. A detailed description of interfaces with several other parts of the complete installation is also explicitly described. The navigation aids system documents refer to reference documents, which are available in the Uil Advisors shop as well. Together with these reference documents, our navigation aids documentation provides clear guidelines to which the vendor and/or manufacturer has to comply. The problem with most specifications is that they are far too generic, often resulting in problems and therefore high(er) costs during the project execution. To prevent this, our navigation aids system documentation offers a detailed description, resulting in a complete and customized project design.

Ingress protection

The navigation aids system has to deal with extreme weather conditions as well as hazardous areas. It is also important that the system functions during a long period of time, in the worst possible weather conditions. The materials described in our navigation aids system specification are of top grade and ensure the system can run fluently in all types of weather conditions.

By choosing to download the Uil Advisors navigation aids system specification and referenced documents, you will ensure yourself of have a solid basis for an offshore navigation aids system.

Referenced documents

In order to be able to provide complete information for the navigation aids system design, reference documents are detailed below. The reference documents that apply to the navigation aids system (PROJ-EL-SP-006) are the following:

  • PROJ-GEN-SP-001                General information and requirements
  • PROJ-EI-SP-001                     Specification for Electrical and Instrumentation panels
  • PROJ-EL-DS-NAV AIDS        Navigation aids system data sheet
  • FAT-EI-CHK-NEN1010-6       Inspection test reports
  • PROJ-EI-SP-003                     General drawing and drafting specification
  • PROJ-EL-DR-018                   Block diagram navigation aids system / Layout drawing(s) navigation aids system
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