The K-Safe concept
The K-Safe concept consists of a number of different safety modules, which
have been designed for various applications and types of installations. The
modules can be supplied as either stand-alone or integrated systems and are
based on the same hardware and software platforms.
The internal monitoring of computers, IO cards, RIO units and serial lines is
identical for all K-Safe systems, the K-Safe function module library and the
basic system software. The K-Safe product range varies with regards to the
extent of redundancy and capability for field loop monitoring.
K-Safe systems are all delivered with oversized and redundant power
Integrated systems can communicate with other Kongsberg Maritime systems such
as K-Chief 700 (Vessel Control), K-Thrust ( Thruster Control) and K-Pro (Process Control
Systems) via a dual 10 Mb/s Ethernet LAN. The design principles give the K-Safe concept a high degree of flexibility and extensive possibilities for
upgrading. In addition, the concept offers a number of options to adapt to
various demands and safety requirements.
The K-Safe systems are based on a small number of common flexible hardware
units, which form the building modules of the different system types. The same
modules are also used as building blocks for integrated systems incorporating
K-Chief 700, K-Thrust and K-Pro. The advanced Remote Input Output Unit includes extensive
monitoring capabilities both of its own status and that of the complete loop.