Remote Operation of Optimarin Ballast System (OBS)

The OBS can be remotely operated in a number of different ways. From the simplest to the most advanced.

Scenario 1 – not connected to the vessels automation system (IAS):

  1. OBS Touch Panel >> Stand-alone full function panel for seamless installation in an existing control desk. Requires ethernet (CAT5E) cable between OBS and panel and 24VDC power supply. Maximum distance on CAT5E is 100m.
  2. Sub-Control Panel >> Full function panel installed inside a cabinet. Requires ethernet cable and 400-440VAC power supply.

Scenario 2 – connected to the vessels automation system (IAS):

  1. Digital I/O (included) >> Digital signals (on/off) with the minimum required functionality to control OBS.
  2. ProfiNet (included) >> Siemens communication on Ethernet. Same as “Digital I/O”, but enables much more OBS information to be shown on the IAS screen (flow, kW, pressure, temperature, etc.).
  3. OptiBus >> Same information as ProfiNet, only the communication is industrial bus i.e. Profibus (standard), ModBus, etc. (on request).




Stripping with ejector

Key features:

  • Empty ballast tanks completely during de-ballasting
  • Drive water is filtered and the mixture of drive water and ballast water is uv treated before discharge
  • DNV GL approved solution





OptiLink can be achieved by connecting the “Optimarin Ballast System” to the vessel’s computer network. The connection is done using standard Ethernet (min. CAT5E) cable connected between OBS Control Panel and the computer network.





More options are available on request.