A CARGOMASTER® system is normally built up of these main parts:

CARGOMASTER® Signal Control Unit

The Signal Control Unit (SCU) is handling all sensor signals and communication to other systems and the CARGOMASTER® Computer Unit. The cabinet is normally placed in Cargo Control Room (CCR) or adjacent room for easy cabling and access. The SCU contains terminal blocks for deck cabling, interface modules and zener barriers for intrinsic safety.

CARGOMASTER® Computer Unit

The CARGOMASTER® Computer Unit (CCU) is a marine type approved (IACS approved) Microsoft Windows computer. The CARGOMASTER® monitoring and alarm software is an easy-to-use and powerful tool to obtain a full picture of tank contents and liquid cargo operations.

Uninterrupted Power Supply

The Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) secures that the system will run for at least 30 minutes after a complete power loss in the ship.

Tank sensors

In cargo tanks, various sensors are installed to measure relevant physical values:

  • Cargo level radars for measuring ullage
  • Pressure sensors for measuring tank pressure / inert gas pressure
  • Temperature sensors for measuring tank temperature

Other sensors (e.g. sensors for ballast, draught, FW, fuel and lines) can be integrated to obtain complete monitoring.