The world’s leading exhibition for marine electrification, decarbonization, future fuels and low carbon shipping solutions
Technologies for electrification and hybridization of workboats, ferries, superyachts, other marine vessels & port and harbour infrastructure
Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo North America Exhibition and Conference, to be held at Long Beach Convention Center, USA, March 13 & 14, 2024, is dedicated solely to showcasing the very latest and next-generation electric and hybrid marine propulsion technologies, charging equipment and fuel-saving solutions.
In search for cleaner, more efficient, fuel-saving propulsion systems
Targeting the North American market, Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo is the only exhibition and conference that will showcase these emerging efficient technologies and components to an audience of shipowners and operators, boat builders, shipyards, propulsion system designers and manufacturers, naval architects, military fleet operators/chiefs and port operators, all interested in exploring ways to decarbonize and the path to zero-emission shipping.
Nothing but green marine propulsion systems, emission-reduction fuels, hybrid systems, charging technologies and, of course, the components within them will be on display – and the only visitors invited to attend will be those who purchase and specify marine charging infrastructures, and vessel engines and components. Every single exhibit will be of relevance to every single visitor, and the only thing visitors will be searching for is cleaner, more efficient, fuel-saving propulsion systems.
Peter started his career as a technician and sales engineer in metering systems. Since 1996 he has been a sales consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the electrical and electronic manufacturing industry. For the last eight years he has specialized in solutions for applications in power electronics (traction, maritime, renewables, pulse power, etc). He has also worked as a product manager for ultra-fast solid-state DC breaker switches in the marine industry.
The Presentation at the Electric and Hybrid Marine Expo North America
Systems integration challenges for hybrid and fully electric vessels
When electrical systems are expected to support power converters capable of integrating alternative sources, storage systems and battery storage with a range of voltages, frequencies and power levels, the electrical power requirements expand. As a result, challenges in system design and protection appear. In SMART and sustainable power grids, DC is the power distribution system of choice but cannot be safely deployed without the necessary protection. In this presentation, Peter van den Berg gives an overview of the challenges and solutions in system design and topologies such as closed bus tie, multi bus and ring systems. Also, challenges in standardization and regulations will be discussed. There is special attention to solid-state DC breaker technology. This technology plays a crucial role in protecting onboard DC grids against short circuit currents and power overload, as it’s capable of switching off within microseconds.