Field Services

 

At General Marine Electric, the partners have a combined experience of over 85 years in the Marine and Industrial electrical sectors. This proficiency gives us the knowledge and workmanship necessary to lead a team of field and shop technicians to accomplish any new electrical installation, testing and repair job with a customer centric philosophy and utmost professionalism. Our partners have rich backgrounds in traditional and technical education including electro-mechanical systems, electrical engineering, and computer engineering. No matter the simplicity or complexity of the system or installation, General Marine Electric has the expertise to complete your job, on-time and on-budget.

 

General Marine Electric is familiar with all shipboard operations and control systems, and all the major manufacturers of those systems. Our team is prepared to troubleshoot any electrical repair problem you may have, no matter the complexity or size of the system.

 

General Marine Electric has a large portfolio of new installation jobs, ranging from simple motor control and lighting upgrades, repowerings, pilothouse additons, all they way up to complete reconstructions of sunken or fire damaged vessels. General Marine Electric can design your electical system from the generator up to the anchor light, install it using all the best recognized practices in the industry, while adhering to any classification agency that is required, and then commision your system to assure smooth sailing, from sea trial to cargo delivery. 

 

With all our technicians holding current TWIC credentials, General Marine Electric can meet your vessel at the refinery, terminal, container port or shipyard. When duty calls, and emergencies can not wait, General Marine Electric can utilize launch services to meet your vessel on the anchorage or on-the-fly. No matter the location, General Marine Electric is prepared to board.

 

Please see our available field services below, and if you don't see something you need, contact us directly and chances are that we can handle the task. 

 

Motors and Generators

  • Motor Installations

  • Motor Troubleshooting

  • Generator Installations

  • Generator Troubleshooting

  • Voltage Regulator Repair

  • VFD Programming/Start-Up

  • RVS and "Soft-Starters"

  • Conventional Motor Controls

  • Generator Controls

  • Motor Control Centers

  • Field Replacement of Generator Components

  • Field Programming of Generator Controls

Control and Automation

  • Power Generation Control

  • Switchboards/Switchgear

  • Control Panels

  • High Level/Overfill Systems

  • Cargo Gauging Systems

  • Steering Systems

  • PLC Systems

  • Switchboard Instrumentation

  • Conventional Motor Controls

  • Winch Controls

  • Fire Alarm Systems

  • Engine Room Automation

  • Wheelhouse Controls

  • Nameplate Engraving

Electrical Installations

  • Power Generation

  • Switchboards/Switchgear

  • Control Panels

  • Distribution Panels

  • Lighting and Outlets

  • Hazardous Location Systems

  • Steering Systems

  • Navigation Light Systems

  • Motor Controls

  • Sound Powered Phones

  • Engine Room Automation

  • Wheelhouse Controls

  • UL, ABS, Coast Guard Compliance

Classification and Survey

  • Coast Guard Inspections

  • ABS Inspections

  • Vetter/Sire Inspections

  • Insurance Inspections

  • Low Insulation (Megger®) Testing for ABS Submittal.

  • Cargo Hose Resistance Testing for ABS Submittal

  • CAD Drawings for Agency Submittal

  • Dry Dock Surveys and Inspections

  • Insurance Surveys and Quotations

 
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Electric Motor Installations and Troubleshooting

  • Engine Room Machinery

    • Steering Motors

    • Fire Pumps

    • Fuel Pumps

    • Bilge Pumps

    • Ballast Pumps

    • Ventilation Fans

    • Hydraulic Pumps

  • Deck Machinery

    • Capstans

    • Winches

    • Anchors

    • Life Boat Winches

    • Davit Winches

    • Inert Gas System Blowers

  • AND MUCH MORE ! Contact Us for all your Motor needs !

Generator Installations

  • Primary Power Systems

  • Auxilary Power Systems

  • Dedicated Machinery Systems

  • Emergency Generators

  • Low Voltage

  • Medium Voltage

  • Re-Power

  • Generator Upgrades

  • Generator Support Systems

  • AND MUCH MORE ! Contact Us for all your Generator needs !

Field Replacement of Generator Components

General Marine Electric readily stocks all field replaceable generator components on our shelves. Nearly 30% of generators that come into our shop are removed for problems that could of been repaired in the field, with minimal expense. Have General Marine Electric examine your generator for field servicable problems before removing it for shop repair. General Marine Electric stocks the following repair components for most common models of generator:

  • Exciter Stators

  • Exciter Rotors

  • Automatic Voltage Regulators

  • Manual Voltage Controllers

  • Current Boost Controllers

  • Rectifier Assembelies

  • End Bell Housings

  • Bearings

  • Heaters

  • Connection Blocks

  • Lead Wire

  • Compression Terminals

 

 

Field Installation and Programming of Generator Controls

  • Automatic Voltage Regulators

  • Manual Voltage Controllers

  • Current Boost Controllers

  • Generator/Engine Control Panels

  • Paralleling Equipment

  • Automatic Transfer Switches

  • Auto Start Systems

  • Auto/Standby Systems

  • Load Shedding Systems

 
 
 
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Hazardous Location Electrical Installations

  • Deck Equipment

    • Electric Motors

    • Control Stations

    • Shutdown Stations

    • Cargo Gauging Systems

    • High Level/Overfill Systems

    • Fueling Systems

  • Lighting and General Electrical

    • Deck Lighting

    • Floodlighting

    • Outlets

    • Junction Boxes

    • Switches

  • AND MUCH MORE! Contact Us for all your Haz-Loc needs !

Variable Frequency Drives and Reduced Voltage Starters

Does your existing speed control system for you eletric motor require an upgrade ? Will a system on your vessel benefit from variable speed control ? Let General Marine Electric evaluate your needs and install a Variable Frequency Drive for infinite and precise speed control over your motor and its drive. VFD's can benefit:

  • Deck Winches

  • Tow Winches

  • Ballast Pumps

  • Anchors

  • Ventilation Systems

  • Capstans

  • Crane Systems

  • AND MUCH MORE ! Contact Us for all your VFD needs !

Does your generator lag and the lights dim when you start a large load ? Let General Marine Electric keep your generator and motor healthy by installing a Reduced Voltage Starter solution for your motor. RVS solutions can benefit:

  • Fire Pumps

  • Steering Pumps

  • Bilge Pumps

  • Ballast Pumps

  • Ventilation Systems

  • Capstans

  • ANY essential machine in your plant ! Contact Us today to see what RVS solution we can provide.

Field Service of Switchboard and Switchgear Components

General Marine Electric has the experience and equipment necessary to accomplish all your switchboard and switchgear jobs. Services General Marince Electric offers are:

  • Switchboard Cleaning and Tightening

  • Instrument Calibration and Replacement

  • Ground Detection Systems

  • Circuit Breaker Testing

  • Circuit Breaker Replacement

  • Protective Relay Testing

    • Phase Monitors

    • Current Monitors

    • Temperature Monitors

    • Sync Check Relays

    • Reverse Power Relays

    • Preferential Trip Relays

  • Indicator Lighting Testing and Replacement

  • Switching Devices

  • Operator Interfaces

  • AND MUCH MORE! Contact Us for all your switchboard needs !

 

Motor Controllers and Motor Control Centers

General Marine Electric can service, troubleshoot and supply ANY motor control component from ALL manufacturers.

In the case of obsolete controllers, General Marine Electric has the experience to find the right component for the right fit. 

  • Contactors

  • Overload Devices

  • Overload Heaters

  • Switching Devices

  • Indicator Lights

  • Circuit Breakers

  • Nameplate Engraving

  • Auxilary Devices

  • Mechanical Components

  • Large Network of Obsolete Inventory

Circuit Breakers

General Marine Electric can service, test and supply ANY circuit breaker from ANY manufacturer for low to medium voltage applications. In the case of obsolete circuit breakers, General Marine Electric has the experience to find the right fit for the job. There isn't a breaker we haven't seen, including:

  • Molded Case Circuit Breakers through 600VAC

  • Draw-Out Breakers through 600VAC

  • Air Circuit Breakers through 600VAC

  • Medium Voltage Air Circuit Breakers

  • Medium Voltage Vacuum Circuit Breakers

  • Circuit Breaker Auxilary Devices

    • Undervoltage Trips

    • Shunt Trips

    • Indicating Switches

    • Digital Overcurrent Devices

    • Motor Operators

  • Large Network of Obsolete Inventory

Adding equipment that requires switchboard modifications ?

 

Adding generator capacity that requires switchboard modifications and new switchgear interlocking or interfacing ?

 

General Marine Electric can help accomplish all your power requirement needs without turning the lights off during the critical phases of your shipyard period or cargo runs. Contact Us today to find out how we can simplify and streamline your switchboard modification.

Engine Room Alarms and Automation Systems

General Marine Electric services, troubleshoots and installs ALL makes and models of Engine Room Alarm and Automation systems.

 

Our team can diagnose the problem with your automation system and allow your vessel operations to continue without affect.

 

General Marine Electric has extensive engineering experience in the application and installation of Engine Room Alarm and Automation Systems.

 

When the make of the system is one other than General Marine Electric's, you can still count on our workmanship and installation experience to mount, wire in and calibrate the system so that it can work seamlessely with your existing plant.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Fire Alarm Systems

General Marine Electric services, troubleshoots and installs ALL makes and models of Fire Alarm Systems from ALL manufacturers.

 

Marine requirements for Fire Alarm Systems are quite obscure and often times we find non-compliant systems installed in marine applications.

 

General Marine Electric knows the rules and stays current with all classification agencies recommendations and rulings. 

We can install, troubleshoot and service:

  • Primary Fire Alarm Systems

  • Engine Room Fire Alarm Systems

  • Door Release Systems

  • General Alarm Integration

  • Public Address System Integration

  • Smoke Detectors

  • Heat Detectors

  • Manual Pull Devices

  • Signaling Systems

  • Back-Up Battery Systems

 

General Marine Electric offers full electrical instrument calibration and replacement services.

  • Voltmeters

  • Ammeters

  • Frequency Meters

  • Kilowatt Meters

  • VAR Meters

  • Sync Meters

  • Temperature Monitors

  • Power Factor Meters

  • Insulation Meters

  • Tachometers

General Marine Electric installs, troubleshoots and services all types of wheelhouse electrical equipment.

  • General Alarm Systems

  • Public Address Systems

  • Sound Powered Phones

  • Fire Alarm Systems

  • Navigation Light Systems

  • Electronic Throttle Systems

  • Bow Thruster Controls

  • Window Wiper Controls

  • Slave Alarm Panels

  • Wheelhouse Instrumentation

    • Engine Tachometers

    • Shaft Tachometers

    • Rudder Angle Indicators

    • Rudder Order Indicators

    • Swing Meters

    • Wind Meters

  • AND MUCH MORE ! Contact Us today for immediate service !

  • Navigation Light Systems

  • LED Light Upgrades

  • Warning Lights

  • Task Lighting

  • Visual Signaling Systems

  • Special Purpose Lighting

General Marine Electric installs, troubleshoots and services ALL models of Steering Systems from ALL manufacturers. Our technicians can help you solve problems with:

  • Non Follow Up Rudder Controls

  • Full Follow Up Rudder Controls

  • Full Follow Up Amplifiers and PCB's

  • NFU Levers and Joysticks

  • FFU Levers and Wheels

  • Control Transfer Switches and Stations

  • Steering Alarm Panels

  • Rudder Feedback Systems

  • Floodlighting Systems

  • LED Light Upgrades

  • Deck Lighting Systems

  • Interior Lighting

  • Indicator Lighting

  • Haz-Loc Lighting

  • Searchlighting Systems

  • AND ALL your marine lighting needs ! 

  • Audible Signaling Systems

  • High Level/Overfill Systems

  • General Alarm Systems

  • Public Address Systems

  • Loud Hailers

  • Haz-Loc Signals

  • Sound Power Phone Systems

  • Battery Power Phone Systems

  • Public Address Systems

  • Engineer Call Systems

  • Deadman Systems

  • Watch Mode Selector Systems

  • Valve Control Systems

  • Ballast Control Systems

  • Fuel Tank Control Systems

  • Water Tank Controls Systems

  • Flow Control Systems

​General Marine Electric installs, troubleshoots and services ALL types of control systems from ALL manufacturers, including but not limited to:

  • Generator Control Systems

  • Engine Control Systems

  • Alarm Systems

  • Automation Systems

  • Level Systems

  • Ballast Control Systems

  • Valve Control Systems

  • Water Control Systems

  • Fuel Control Systems

  • Fire Fighting Systems

  • Security Systems

  • PLC Systems

  • AND MUCH MORE ! Contact Us for all your control needs !

General Marine Electric installs, troubleshoots and services ALL types of electrical systems, and provides all the necessary equipment to support the installation of ALL electrical equipment. General Marine Electric regularly stocks:

  • Marine Cable

    • Aluminum

    • Bronze

    • Unarmored

    • Shore Power Cable

    • Boat Cable

  • Brass Junction Boxes

  • Brass Stuffing Tubes

  • Aluminum Cord Grips

  • Brass Switches

  • Brass Outlet Boxes

  • Shore Power Devices

  • Hazardous Location

    • Switches

    • Junction Boxes

    • Motor Connection Boxes

    • Outlets

    • Unilets

    • Unions

  • Distribution Panels

  • Circuit Breakers

  • Interior Lighting

  • Exterior Lighting

  • AND MUCH MORE ! Contact us today for all your needs !

General Marine Electric installs, services and troubleshoots all electrical winch systems:

  • Tow Winches

  • Deck Winches

  • Mooring Winches

  • Davit Winches

  • Lifeboat Winches

  • Anchor Winches

  • Crane Winches

  • Cargo Hatch Winches

  • AND MUCH MORE! Contact Us today for all your needs !

General Marine Electric can meet your vessel at any port they call, we are familiar with all container ports from Boston to Baltimore, and every one in between.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

General Marine Electric can meet your vessel at the refinery, terminal or offshore platform,

General Marine Electric is affiliated with many shipyards and dry docks throughout the Northeast. Let us come survey your vessel during its shipyard period; We will compile a list of concerns and possible agency violations and let you decide repair priority and attention. General Marine Electric offers a fair assesment and always puts safety and reliability first.

We know the marine transportation business. We know that everything needs to be done "yesterday." With that in mind we are prepared to meet your vessel when and where you need us there. Whether it be on the anchorage or on-the-fly, we are prepared to utilize launch services and have your repair done way before your throw a line out to a mooring.