Tests for the next-generation ’Triton’ controller platform’s type approval took place in October using an engine from one of MAN’s licensees
MAN developed Triton, a new controller platform for its two-stroke engines, at the company’s two-stroke engine business unit in Copenhagen.
MAN’s head of Systems Automation Basic Platform Svend Krogsgaard described Triton’s capabilities in a statement, saying it is “a future-proof solution characterised by its modularity, flexibility and scalability”.
MAN Energy Solutions’ two-stroke licensee Mitsui E&S Machinery provided the engine for the type approval tests, which were carried out over the course of two days in October 2019.
Commenting on the cooperation between Mitsui E&S Machinery and MAN Energy Solutions, Henrik R. Olesen, MAN’s Head of Automation & Control Two-Stroke said “This close collaboration with our industry partners is the backbone of our success. We have now shown that our engine control system runs just as well on the new Triton platform as it does on the existing multi-purpose controller and have displayed the ease of switching from one system to the other.
"However, going forward, Triton delivers extra computing power and a faster network and I/O flexibility to face future demands; it also crucially encompasses cyber security by design,” Mr Olesen said.
MAN’s statement said that Triton will be introduced as a fully localised product in 2020.