CERRITOS, Calif. – Nov. 8, 2016 – Shamim Imani, the business unit leader for heat recovery at Calnetix Technologies, will present a paper on waste heat recovery technology for ships at the Asian Marine Engineering Conference in Singapore, Nov. 8-9.
The paper will discuss the commissioning and initial shipboard operation of a Hydrocurrent™ 125 kW marine heat recovery system. Hydrocurrent is a new-technology system developed by Calnetix and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery and Engine Company (MHI-MME). It uses an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) process with a proprietary turbo-generator to convert thermal energy from an engine’s jacket water into usable electricity for shipboard consumption. The system was first introduced in 2014 and underwent successful classification society tests with Lloyd’s Register and Class NK. The first ship installation took place in April 2016 on the ABS-classed A.P.Møller containership MV Arnold Maersk. The paper presents the initial operational results achieved on the ship during its first voyage after the system was put into service.
Calnetix is moving toward full commercialization of the Hydrocurrent technology. The company announced an agreement with Tokyo Boeki for manufacturing the Hydrocurrent system earlier this year. It will be marketed by MHI-MME through its worldwide distribution channels.
Imani is responsible for all heat recovery products at Calnetix. He was previously vice president for waste heat products at GE Heat Recovery Solutions. He holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, and bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
The Asian marine Engineering Conference address the latest developments across all engine power ranges and related marine engineering technology. It is attended by fleet managers, superintendents, chief engineers and technical directors from regional shipping companies.
About Calnetix Technologies
Calnetix Technologies, LLC (“Calnetix”), headquartered in Cerritos, Calif., is focused on Innovation That Drives Industries™. The company specializes in high-performance, high-speed motor generators and best-in-class advanced magnetic bearings and control systems. Calnetix’s patented, underlying technologies, which have been in use since the company’s inception in 1998, have made Calnetix a world leader in the design and production of high-speed machines. The company’s overall technology portfolio and system integration capabilities have led to development and production contracts with industry leaders and the start of many successful subsidiaries that focus on unique niche markets. For more information, please visit www.calnetix.com.