Unit A1 Argent Mere, Cyril Vokins Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5XB 
 
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NEWS 

April 2016 > 

Radamec Has Moved! 

Radamec Control Systems has moved its offices and Production facilities, dont worry we are only down the road from our previous location. Our new building will allow us to improve and expand our production facilities. All our phone numbers have stayed the same and our new address is at the bottom of this page, as well as on the contact us page. The team have been able to complete the move with little to no impact to our customers and while we are still sorting out all the boxes we are almost fully up and running. 
February 2015 > 

Rapid turn around of a new Alarm and Monitoring system for Orkney Ferries 

When Orkney Ferries were in need of an urgent replacement for their existing Alarm and Monitoring system on their ferry MV Earl Thorfinn they contacted a number of potential suppliers. Radamec were chosen partly due to offering increased functionality for less cost compared to their competitors but also because Radamec was able to design, build, deliver and commission in less than 8 weeks! The shipyard's electrician commented that it was one of the easiest systems he had ever installed, due largely to the easy to follow drawings.  
When it came to final commissioning the system also impressed both the ships crew and the attending Lloyds surveyor, the small number of normal snags were quickly resolved by the attending Radamec Engineer and the ship is now safely back in service. The eShip system is easily expandable, so if at any time new equipment is added to the ship or legislation requires more items to be monitored then this can be easily accommodated. Of course normally Radamec likes its customers to give it 12 weeks to design and build a system but we will always do our best to sort out a rapid turnaround when its needed! If your ship might need a new system in the coming year then please contact us now for a no obligation survey and quotation (subject to ships location). 
October 2014 > 

Manor Marine and Port of London select Radamec's eShip Alarm Monitoring and Control System for their new ship Titan 

 
Radamec are proud to have been selected to supply their state of the art eShip Alarm Monitoring and Control system for the new Titan ship currently being built by Manor Marine for Port of London Authority. Key to choosing eShip was the systems flexibility and agility according to Manor Marine. Not only is the system Monitoring key aspects of the vessel as required by Lloyds but its also controlling the Navigation lights and ballast tank pumping system. Its by integrating this extra functionality at very little extra cost that eShip really comes into its own. 
Titan's main roles will be: 
• lay and recover navigation buoys; 
• haul wreckage from the bottom of the river; 
• support diving operations; and 
• undertake small scale plough dredging operations. 
 
Quick facts on London Titan: 
• £6.9 million vessel, Port of London's largest single investment in 20 years. 
• Under construction at Manor Marine’s shipyard in Portland, Dorset. 
• Three main engines, three propellers, three rudders and a bow thruster 
• Equipped with ‘spud legs’ for positioning, two very large cranes, and seven winches. 
 
Statistics and dimensions for London Titan: 
Weight: 650 tonnes 
Length: 36 metres 
Width: 13.5 metres 
Maximum draft: 2.2 metres 
Air draft: 6 metres 
Fitted with Radamec Controls eShip Alarm Monitoring and Control System 
June 2013 > 

Radamec proud to be on the new RNLI Shannon Class lifeboats 

Radamec's associations with the RNLI go back many many years and we are delighted to be supplying emergency controls for their new Shannon Class lifeboats. A derivative of the arm rest mounted compact control heads that are fitted to all the Tamar class lifeboats these emergency controls ensure the crew can safely return to base in the case of equipment failure. 
 
The Shannon Class have a remarkable feature in that they can safely be beached in an emergency. See the video opposite to see this amazing feature for yourself! 
July 2012 > 

Are your monitoring and alarm systems safe? 

Radamec Control Systems Ltd is continuing to improve the dependability of monitoring and alarm systems on board vessels through replacement of old, failing, or unsupported systems with its established DARAD product. 
 
Radamec engineers, contracted to Babcock, replaced the monitoring and alarm system during the refit of HMCC Sentinel, operated by the UK Border Agency. Radamec configured the system, delivered the equipment within six weeks of the initial survey and completed the installation within the short refit timeframe for the vessel. 
 
Another recent installation was for Intrada Fleet Management on board its vessel Scot Carrier. Fleet technical manager, Mark Thompson said, “After successfully fitting Radamec’s alarm system to our vessel Scot Explorer two years ago, we were very satisfied to fit another system to our sister vessel Scot Carrier. 
 
“The system was easily fitted with a minimum of disruption. Operation is simple and user friendly, with parameter adjustment simple and easily locked for security. We have found the system totally reliable and robust on these two hard working vessels.” 
Monitoring and alarm systems are critical to the safe operating of a vessel. When an old system starts to give trouble, and spares can no longer be sourced, the result is a number of non-functioning alarm channels. Not only does this prevent early indication to the engineers and warning of possible malfunction of engines or operating machinery, the engineers may be called upon for round the clock manning of the engine room. If crews become fatigued, it can lead to mistakes being made, resulting in a hazardous situation. 
 
Vessel operators should be encouraged to take a preventive action approach when considering the condition of their monitoring and alarm system and not wait for the surveying society to condemn their existing equipment before organising its replacement. Radamec’s system can be reconfigured accommodating future engine changes, so essential replacement of monitoring and alarm systems should not be delayed awaiting a major overhaul. 
 
Radamec’s current success is built on proven reliability, typified by the company’s relationship over many years with the RNLI, which uses the Commander System as standard fit on its Tamar Class lifeboats. 
 
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