Marine Electrical Services
Electrical Design (Ships/Boats)
MER electrical designs meet or exceed NEC, ABYC, USCG, ABS, DNV, CFR and BV standards for technical specification and workmanship.
We use 3D CAD software to document finished designs and as “working drawings” for our technical specialists to use while in the field.
Reverse-engineering is often necessary when faced with a project that is missing or has only partial documentation and drawings.
As-built drawings are often required for the completion of projects, and we are usually required to submit drawings as part of the initial process of receiving approval from authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ) for new-build projects.
Motors & Motor Control
MER uses Baldor and ABB motors and motor controllers due to their reliability and robust design. We can specify the correct motor for any application and ensure that the control and power circuit for that motor will provide the critical reliability that is demanded by all our customers in the commercial marine industry.
Soft-Start motor controllers are becoming more popular with commercial fishing operations especially in designs where the power available (generator SKVA capacity) is limited, and the motor starting requirement (Motor LRA) is toward the upper limit. In this regard, a soft-start motor controller will greatly reduce the high in-rush currents during motor starting by using SCR technology to ramp-up the power and bring the motor to full RPM in a smooth and fully adjustable way.
Power & Distribution
MER uses Marine Grade circuit protection, wires and cables in all of our designs and installations. We work closely with OEM’s like ABB, Square D, and Eaton (Cutler Hammer) to ensure that all considerations and specifications are met. By partnering with other elite specialists and OEM’s, we can design, install and maintain a robust electrical system. You name it, and we’ll build it for you.
The electrical survey is perhaps the single most important step in planning an electrical project onboard your ship. An electrical survey can save thousands of dollars and countless hours of expensive downtime. It is important to understand the present situation is in order to plan the most cost-effective solution. And there is no better way to do that than to have an MER specialist conduct an electrical survey of your ship.
There is no substitute for experience and MER’s technicians and electrician’s expertise to troubleshoot comes from several decades of combined experience.
A commercial marine electrical system can be as simple as a battery used for starting a propulsion engine to parallel operation of several generators.
If there is something on your boat that uses electricity to function then we can troubleshoot it.