With 75 tons of cooling capacity, the STS900 offers advanced features to adjust to extreme seawater temperatures, regulate water flow through the system, reduce stress on the boat generator, simplify maintenance and ensure optimal operation
Tampa, Fla. – Jan. 20, 2015 – Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, truck, caravan, motor home and automotive markets, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Trinity Yachts, LLC to provide the high-capacity Dometic STS900 chiller for Trinity’s TO62 vessel, a 194-foot superyacht.
The new STS900 is a state-of-the-art chiller for yachts up to 200 feet, providing 75 tons of cooling capacity and 75 kilowatts of heat. It offers advanced features to adjust to extreme seawater temperatures, regulate water flow through the system, reduce stress on the boat generator, simplify maintenance and ensure optimal operation.
Dometic engineers worked closely with Trinity Yachts to design the chiller to the company’s precise specifications. The chiller comes with a touch-screen display that is customizable to Trinity Yachts. It offers remote connectivity out of the box, with complete access from smart phones, tablets and computers. Technicians can use the remote connectivity to control, diagnose and troubleshoot the chiller.
“The STS900 is an ideal system for our superyacht customers who voyage to extremely hot climates as well as to cooler temperatures. It offers a high level of visibility and control, with a design that will maximize operation and minimize maintenance,” said Billy S. Smith III, vice president of sales and marketing at Trinity Yachts. “We are delighted to be addressing our clients’ needs not only with this chiller implementation, but also with Dometic’s extended product line of HVAC and Livos engine ventilation equipment.”
“The STS900 is a ‘smart’ chiller that provides yacht owners, their captains and technicians with advanced technology – such as a variable frequency drive, programmable logic controllers and electronic expansion valves – to ensure optimal operation under any conditions. Yacht owners and their passengers will be cool on the hottest days and warm when the weather chills – regardless of where they are travelling,” said Ed Todd, director of OEM Sales at Dometic Marine. “Superyacht customers with this smart chiller can now rely on Dometic for their complete heating, cooling and engine ventilation needs.”
The STS900 offers the following features:
Optimal operation under varying conditions. The STS900’s Programmable Logic Control allows the chiller to operate optimally given a range of seawater conditions – from the hottest seas in the Middle East to the chilliest Atlantic waters.
Smooth startup. The system’s Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) slowly ramps up the compressor for a smooth startup, without stressing the vessel’s generator. The VFD is completely bypassable.
Reduced electronic noise. Once the compressor starts operating, the bypassable VFD shuts off so it doesn’t generate electronic noise on-board the vessel.
Closed loop monitoring. The chiller has a closed loop monitoring system to measure electrical current and pump operation, ensuring optimal operation.
Electronic expansion valve. The electronic expansion valve, which utilizes the Programmable Logic Controller, optimizes operation across a wide range of conditions, with less need for human intervention.
Flow control. The chiller regulates water flow through unit, protecting and extending the life of the condensers during normal service and maintenance. Isolation valves can be used for cleaning.
Load shedding. The Programmable Logic Controller, based on inputs from the vessel’s switchboard panel, sheds items of high electrical consumption when they are about to max out on power (whether shore or generator). The reduction in compressor use from three, to two or one compressors, prevents overloading the ship’s system, which can lead to blackouts.
Erosion-Corrosion prevention. Each condenser has a dedicated strainer located just before the condenser. Seashells sometimes grow downstream of the main strainer, and then break off and lodge in the condenser, causing failure. These serviceable Y-strainers are a backup to protect the condensers from such debris. Moreover, a special, proprietary anode provides added protection against corrosion.
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ABOUT TRINITY YACHTS, LLC
Trinity Yachts, LLC, is the superyacht division of Gulf Coast Ship yard Group, Inc., a Mississippi based company. The company is the world renowned builder of custom steel and aluminum super yachts up to 330’ (100m) and was founded in 1988 with historical roots dating back to the famous WW II Higgins Shipyard. Trinity Yachts feature the flexibility of incorporating both client-generated and in-house naval architecture and design. For more information on Trinity Yachts, please contact William S. Smith III at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.trinityyachts.com.
ABOUT DOMETIC MARINE
Dometic Marine, a division of the Dometic Group, is the world’s largest supplier of innovative and technologically advanced comfort systems and equipment for yachts and pleasure boats and a major supplier of HVAC, engine room ventilation, watermakers, and toilet systems to the commercial, workboat and military markets.
A specialist supplier to OEM, refit and repair and aftermarkets, Dometic Marine has an unmatched support network of company-owned offices located in 12 strategic regions across the globe supported by numerous marine R&D facilities and factories. The products are further supported in the field by factory-authorized distributors, dealers and service engineers offering a global presence in over 100 countries worldwide.
Leisure boats from 20 feet to mega-yachts are users of the company’s premium brands which include Condaria, Cruisair®, Dometic, Marine Air Systems®, SeaLand® and WAECO. Their extensive product range includes marine air conditioning, ship-wide ventilation systems, watermakers, sanitation systems, refrigerators, stoves, battery chargers and other equipment for the leisure market.
Dometic’s commercial HVAC and engine room ventilation systems can be fitted to the broadest range of commercial vessels and conform to NMMA and ASHRAE standards; the company is ISO 9001:2008 certified.
ABOUT DOMETIC GROUP
Dometic Group is a customer-driven, world-leading provider of leisure products for the caravan, motor home, automotive, truck and marine markets. Dometic supplies the industry and aftermarket with a complete range of air conditioners, engine room ventilation systems, watermakers, refrigerators, awnings, cookers, sanitation systems, lighting, mobile power equipment, comfort and safety solutions, windows, doors and other equipment that makes leisure life more comfortable away from home. Dometic Group supplies a wide range of workshop equipment for service and maintenance of built-in air conditioning. Dometic Group also provides specially designed refrigerators for hotel rooms, offices, wine storage, and the transport and storage of medical products.
Dometic’s products are sold in almost 100 countries and are produced mainly in wholly owned production facilities around the world. Dometic has approximately 6,000 employees.
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