To further develop our customers’ businesses, Valmet offers a wide range of upgrade or retrofit projects. Upgrading obsolete controllers to an integrated automation system (IAS), such as Valmet DNA, offers vessels and shipowners many modern advanced features. Another valuable upgrade is to change open-loop scrubbers to Valmet’s closed-loop or hybrid systems to reduce emissions.
An aging automation system is a risk to shipowners. Suitable components may suddenly not be available when a relevant part breaks as a result of overextended use. Technical support, too, may no longer be available. This is because today’s technology is advancing by leaps and bounds.
Sometimes, an existing system was designed for needs that were present at the time of installation. Therefore, the system does not necessarily include the flexibility needed to upgrade according to the present demands. Or the system, for instance, may not support new functionality, such as the Power Management System.