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HMAS Larrakia - Armidale Class Patrol Boat for the Royal Australian Navy

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Marine Link

Marine Link is an Austal-developed, integrated monitoring, alarm and control (IMAC) system  that provides real time, on-board and remote location systems control and monitoring functionality for a variety of vessel systems. Marine Link delivers timely and accurate information on a vessels performance and various systems’ status at any given time in a clear and concise format that enables effective decision making on the water, or at port.

The easy-to-use graphical interface is accessed from control stations located on the bridge and other conveniently located touch screens mounted throughout the vessel. The user interface provides real time monitoring, high-end control, data archiving and analysis along with alarm and reporting functionality.

Marine Link runs on marine approved computers and is built on the Citect SCADA platform.

Marine Link monitors all major systems on the vessel. The table below outlines the standard set of systems monitored and controlled by Marine Link. This set can be expanded or reduced to meet the specific requirements of the vessel and/or customer requirements.

System

Monitoring

Remote
Control

Mode
Selection

Manual
Control

Automatic
Control

Main Engines

x

x

 

 

 

Water Jets

x

x

 

 

 

Gearboxes

x

 

 

 

 

Aux. Engines

x

x

 

x

x

Electrical Power Management

x

x

x

x

x

Electrical System

x

x

 

x

x

Bilge System

x

x

 

x

 

Doors & Hatches

x

 

x

 

 

Machinery Space Fans

x

x

 

x

x

Ride Control

x

x

x

 

 

Tanks

x

 

 

 

 

Lighting

x

x

x

 

 

Navigation Systems

x

 

 

 

 

Sewage System

x

 

 

 

 

Sprinkler System

x

x

x

x

x

HVAC

x

x

x

x

x

Vehicle Ramps

x

 

 

 

 

Remote Connection

Marine Link incorporates a remote connection facility to allow, upon customer request, Austal trained service staff to connect to a vessel, perform system analysis to determine faults, make changes if necessary and update the vessel software without the need for operator intervention. The remote connection operates over a mobile data network or can be optioned to harness the power and speed of Inmarsat ‘B’.