SOURCE: Rockwell Automation
The world’s first hydrogen-powered ship is on a six-year, zero-emission world voyage thanks partly to Rockwell’s superior automation know-how.
First developed in 2017, the Power Observer travels the world as a “lab in movement” utilizing a mix of intermittent renewable power sources together with photo voltaic panels, hydrogen gasoline cells, lithium-ion batteries, and hydrogen manufacturing to realize power autonomy.
Rockwell know-how helps the Power Observer crew monitor, management and optimize the distribution of power sources and make good selections about when and easy methods to change from one power supply to a different. It additionally data the vessel’s operational information all through its journey and communicates it again to the remainder of the crew on shore.
At the moment, the Power Observer is on the second half of its six-year odyssey to go to 50 international locations and cease at 101 ports of name, sharing what some see as a possible power system of the longer term. Whereas the COVID-19 pandemic has modified present journey plans, you’ll be able to see the place the ship is positioned in real-time by this interactive voyage log book.
To assist share their message, the Power Observer crew created this video replace to point out how they monitor, management, and optimize power sources on board and on shore; plus, it presents a glimpse at their efforts to advertise a imaginative and prescient of a holistic, world, clean-energy future.
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