Eaton Technology Helps Protect Power Systems on World's Largest Cruise Ship
MORGES, Switzerland . . . Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation is supplying the world’s largest and most revolutionary cruise ship, Royal Caribbean International’s Allure of the Seas, with more than 20 uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) to assist in protecting the ship’s critical systems and applications. With a 40-year history of supplying the marine and offshore industry with power protection solutions, Eaton’s UPSs are designed to safely, reliably, and efficiently operate the ship’s power system.
With a home port of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Allure of the Seas is a virtual city on the ocean, featuring seven distinct themed areas, including Central Park, Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone. She spans 16 decks, encompasses 225,282 gross registered tons, carries 5,400 guests at double occupancy, and features 2,700 staterooms.
"The size and scope of technological applications on the Allure of the Seas pose remarkable challenges to promoting the efficient flow of reliable, clean and safe power," said Jorma Mannerkoski, vice president, Power Quality Division – EMEA, Eaton’s Electrical Sector. "Eaton is ready to answer those challenges with our industry-leading solutions, products and global service capabilities."
Eaton delivered similar solutions to the Oasis of the Seas, which launched in November 2009 as the first Oasis-class cruise ship, but the Allure of the Seas will mark the first marine deployment of Eaton’s Energy Saver System technology. This unique solution is designed to increase the UPS efficiency up to 99 percent even when lightly loaded. The technology can enhance efficiency by up to 15 percent over the traditional model in the typical operating range, and by as much as five percent with heavier loads. This can result in significant energy cost savings.
The Allure of the Seas utilizes a variety of Eaton’s double-conversion online UPSs to assist in protecting critical systems from disruptive power interruptions. The ship features the flagship Eaton 9395 Marine UPS as well as the Eaton 9390, 9355 and 9155 Marine UPSs. Eaton also provided Intelligent Power® Manager Software for system performance monitoring. Eaton’s solutions provide a steady flow of power to the ship's massive navigation, computer, emergency lighting and heating/cooling systems as well as its many restaurants, casinos and theatres.
Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas cruise ships are the largest marine UPS deliveries in Eaton’s history. For more information, please visit www.eaton.com/powerquality and www.allureoftheseas.com.
Eaton's electrical sector
Eaton's electrical sector is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and industrial automation products and services. Eaton's global electrical product lines, including Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, Santak®, and MGE Office Protection Systems™ provide customer-driven PowerChain Management® solutions to serve the power system needs of the data center, industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, and OEM markets worldwide.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.
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