MAN Engines

iSea components

iSea components

Compact and flexible security system with high connectivity

Everything you need to know about the iSea E-Box for engine monitoring

MAN engines Marine iSea components E-Box

The heart of iSea is the E-box. For this reason, each engine is also assigned its own E-box for engine monitoring – all engine data is registered in this box and compared with permanently stored setpoint values. Classified applications also have a built-in security system, operating independently of the alarm system.

In the event of deviations outside the permissible tolerance limits, appropriate measures are triggered by the alarm system: Warnings, alarms or alarms with simultaneous power and speed reduction of the engine in order to avoid consequential damage as far as possible. The optional safety system additionally monitors the engine separately and triggers an immediate engine stop in case of an alarm. Due to the redundant security system design, minimum monitoring of the engine is still provided in case of a defect in the alarm system.

iSea E-Box Components

Flexible, connective and intuitive

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Engine room display of the alarm system

Engine room display of the alarm system

Displays the operating values of engine, gearbox and exhaust gas aftertreatment (if fitted) – in case of deviations, the system triggers corresponding measures.

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Engine room display of the safety system

Engine room display of the safety system

Displays the operating parameters of the engine, which are supplied via the safety system sensors that are independent of the alarm system.

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Control board for alarm systems

Control board for alarm systems

Regulates, controls and monitors the engine operating parameters or the driveline and reports errors – in addition, it supports the marine-specific components required for visualisation and operation.

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Control board for safety system

Control board for safety system

Includes all redundant sensors required by classification societies in addition to the alarm system. These include stop alarms, independent speed detection and redundant displays for the local operatorʼs platform.

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Motherboard

Motherboard

The carrier board for the control boards distributes all internal/external signals from and to the control units in the system.

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Connector board

Connector board

Operates as a central connection of external connection lines and establishes signal connections with the above-mentioned components.

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Optional MPC (Marine Power Control) internal throttle control

Optional MPC (Marine Power Control) internal throttle control

Communicates with the associated control lever via the CAN bus line system, which in turn enables serial data exchange between control units.

(not illustrated)

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Engine room display of the alarm system

Engine room display of the alarm system

Displays the operating values of engine, gearbox and exhaust gas aftertreatment (if fitted) – in case of deviations, the system triggers corresponding measures.

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Engine room display of the safety system

Engine room display of the safety system

Displays the operating parameters of the engine, which are supplied via the safety system sensors that are independent of the alarm system.

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Control board for alarm systems

Control board for alarm systems

Regulates, controls and monitors the engine operating parameters or the driveline and reports errors – in addition, it supports the marine-specific components required for visualisation and operation.

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Control board for safety system

Control board for safety system

Includes all redundant sensors required by classification societies in addition to the alarm system. These include stop alarms, independent speed detection and redundant displays for the local operatorʼs platform.

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Motherboard

Motherboard

The carrier board for the control boards distributes all internal/external signals from and to the control units in the system.

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Connector board

Connector board

Operates as a central connection of external connection lines and establishes signal connections with the above-mentioned components.

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Optional MPC (Marine Power Control) internal throttle control

Optional MPC (Marine Power Control) internal throttle control

Communicates with the associated control lever via the CAN bus line system, which in turn enables serial data exchange between control units.

(not illustrated)

iSea E-Box Components

Sophisticated technology and exciting design

Important facts about the iSea bridge display

The iSea touch colour display is designed to visualise the operating values of engine, gearbox and exhaust gas aftertreatment (if fitted) of an MAN marine diesel engine. As soon as a value reaches a critical level, a warning message or an alarm – depending on the importance – is triggered and shown on the display. If the value moves outside certain plausible limits, a sensor error is displayed. An integrated buzzer emits a warning tone with every new alarm message, which can be stopped by pressing a button.

With the IPS (In-Plane Switching) display, MAN Engines uses the same technology as leading smartphone manufacturers. The IPS display offers the widest possible viewing angles so that important information can also be captured at a distance from the operator’s platform.

For optimal adaptation to the user’s requirements, several languages can be displayed: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Chinese (simplified), Russian. Via an integrated sensor, the bridge display detects the brightness of the environment and automatically adjusts the backlight of the display to the conditions. The iSea bridge display was awarded the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021.

Technical Specification iSea Bridge Display

    iSea 7''
Bridge display
iSea 7'' 2on1
Bridge display
iSea 5''
Bridge display
LANGUAGE English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, simplified Chinese, Russian X X X
UNITS Metric/US Standard X X X
DESIGN Speed instruments 1st main page right/left X X X
DIGITAL VALUES Digital number in round instrument activated/deactivated on main pages X   X
BACKGROUND Dark/bright background (day/night mode) X X X
DATE FORMAT dd.mm.yyyy or mm/dd/yy X X X
TIME ADJUSTMENT Offset to UTC X X X
TIME FORMAT 24h/12h X X X
STEALTH MODE Deactivation of the display in normal operation and when not in use. Activation of the display via an alarm or by being operated X X X
BRIGHTNESS Manual/automatic X X X
START/STOP Engine start/stop via display. Up to six positions per engine X   X
EMERGENCY DRIVE Speed and gearbox adjustment via display. Up to six positions per engine X    
    iSea 7''
Bridge display
iSea 7'' 2on1
Bridge display
iSea 5''
Bridge display
POWER SUPPLY 24 V X X X
DIGITAL I/O Eight freely configurable digital inputs and one output X X  
CAN-CONVERTER Output according to CAN J1939 X   X
CAN-1 Displays the engine data X X X
CAN-2 Output according to CAN J1939 X   X
USB For programming through service X X X
VIDEOSCREEN Video input X X  
ETHERNET Connection prepared X X X
EXTERNAL HORN Connection of an external horn X X  
    iSea 7''
Bridge display
iSea 7'' 2on1
Bridge display
iSea 5''
Bridge display
MAIN PAGE Gearbox position, speed, oil pressure, coolant temperature, lever position, relative load, current fuel consumption X X X
  Oil temperature, battery voltage, gearbox oil pressure, gearbox oil temperature, operating hours, trip consumption X X X
  Charge air temperature, charge air pressure, exhaust gas temperature X X X
  Fuel pressure, fuel temperature (for V-engine) X    
    iSea 7''
Bridge display
iSea 7'' 2on1
Bridge display
iSea 5''
Bridge display
ENGINE 72 clear text alarms X X X
LIMIT VALUE AND EXTREME VALUE Oil temperature, battery voltage, gearbox oil pressure, gearbox oil temperature, operating hours, trip consumption X X  
EMISSIONS 5 clear text alarms X   X
DIGITAL INPUT 8 free alarms X X  
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT   X X X
    iSea 7''
Bridge display
iSea 7'' 2on1
Bridge display
iSea 5''
Bridge display
SERVICE INFO Information for MAN Service X   X
CONSUMPTION Fuel: Current/Trip/Total consumption, Reset X X X
  AdBlue fluid: Trip/Total consumption, Reset X   X
GPS (speed over ground, position)* with USB GPS mouse connected X X X
EXHAUST GAS AFTERTREATMENT SIDE Exhaust gas temperature downstream of turbo, exhaust gas back pressure, dosing pressure, exhaust gas temperature after SCR, AdBlue level, AdBlue temperature X   X
DESIGN Protection class IP 66/67: waterproof and dust-protected X X X
DIMENSIONS External dimensions (LxW)

Installation dimension, desk cut-out (LxWxD)
201 x 135 mm


192.6 x 130.6 x 95 mm
(with mating plug)
201 x 135 mm


192.6 x 130.6 x 95 mm
(with mating plug)
144.8 x 116.6 mm

136.2 x 103 x 95 mm (with mating plug)

Technical Specification iSea class Bridge Display

    iSeaclass 7''
engine control room
display
iSeaclass 7''
bridge control display
LANGUAGE English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, simplified Chinese, Russian X X
UNITS Metric/US Standard X X
DESIGN Speed instruments 1st main page right/left X X
DIGITAL VALUES Digital number in round instrument activated/deactivated on main pages X X
BACKGROUND Dark/bright background (day/night mode) X X
DATE FORMAT dd.mm.yyyy or mm/dd/yy X X
TIME ADJUSTMENT Offset to UTC X X
TIME FORMAT 24h/12h X X
BRIGHTNESS Manual/automatic X X
    iSeaclass 7''
engine control room
display
iSeaclass 7''
bridge control display
POWER SUPPLY 24 V X X
DIGITAL I/O Eight freely configurable digital inputs and one output X X
CAN-CONVERTER Output according to CAN J1939 X X
CAN-1 Displays the engine data X X
CAN-2 Output according to CAN J1939 X X
USB For programming through service X X
VIDEOSCREEN Video input X X
ETHERNET Connection prepared X X
EXTERNAL HORN Connection of an external horn X X
    iSeaclass 7''
engine control room
display
iSeaclass 7''
bridge display
MAIN PAGE Gearbox position, speed, oil pressure, coolant temperature, lever position, relative load, current fuel consumption X X
  Oil temperature, battery voltage, gearbox oil pressure, gearbox oil temperature, operating hours, trip consumption X X
  Charge air temperature, charge air pressure, exhaust gas temperature X X
  Fuel pressure, fuel temperature (for V-engine) X X
    iSeaclass 7''
engine control room
display
iSeaclass 7''
bridge display
ENGINE 72 clear text alarms X X
LIMIT VALUE AND EXTREME VALUE   X X
EMISSIONS 5 clear text alarms X X
DIGITAL INPUT 8 free alarms X X
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT acoustic

optical/reset
X

X
X
    iSeaclass 7''
engine control room
display
iSeaclass 7''
bridge display
SERVICE INFO Information for MAN Service X X
CONSUMPTION Fuel: Current/Trip/Total consumption, Reset X X
  AdBlue fluid: Trip/Total consumption, Reset X  
GPS (speed over ground, position)* with USB GPS mouse connected X X
EXHAUST GAS AFTERTREATMENT SIDE Exhaust gas temperature downstream of turbo, exhaust gas back pressure, dosing pressure, exhaust gas temperature after SCR, AdBlue level, AdBlue temperature X X
DESIGN Protection class IP 66/67: waterproof and dust-protected X X
DIMENSIONS External dimensions (LxW)

Installation dimension, desk cut-out (LxWxD)
201 x 135 mm

192.6 x 130.6 x 95 mm
(with mating plug)
201 x 135 mm

192.6 x 130.6 x 95 mm
(with mating plug)

Higher system safety and faster response

Important facts about the iSea comfort throttle lever

The iSea comfort throttle lever controls speed and gearbox of single-engine or twin-engine systems on ships – even on different operator’s platforms. For twin-engine systems, six LEDs on the control panel display the following statuses for port and starboard: command, warm up, synchro, trolling, slip & grip, alarm. In addition, warnings and alarms can be issued via acoustic signals. Due to the tried and tested use also on open bridges, protection class IP 66 is mandatory.

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