Emerson Control Techniques India won SAGT Sri Lanka order

Emerson Control Techniques India won SAGT Sri Lanka order
The installation of 28 RIS.GA systems from Control Techniques on rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) and mobile-harbour cranes (MHCs) at a Sri Lankan port is producing significant savings of diesel fuel, giving a rapid return on investment of under 2 years at today’s fuel prices.The port, better known as SAGT and owned by South Asia Gateway Terminals (Pvt.) Ltd., is one of the world’s largest. Last year the port hit a record throughput of 1.96 million TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units). The terminal is located in the port of Colombo at the historic Queen Elizabeth Quay. The port’s natural geographic location is strategically positioned on the main East-West shipping route, linking the Far East with Africa, Europe, and the East Coast of the U.S., providing ideal connections to the trade in the Indian subcontinent. This makes the Port of Colombo a superb strategic hub.
As part of SAGT’s constant striving to improve its health, safety and environmental management systems, the company looked at methods for reducing fuel use within the port and focussed on crane-diesel use. In April 2012, with the help of Control Techniques India, SAGT ran a pilot project to evaluate the fuel-saving potential of Emerson Control Techniques’ RIS.GA system. The results surpassed expectations and an order was immediately placed for RIS.GA systems to be installed.
With the RIS.GA compact fuel-saving system installed on its cranes, SAGT is able to reduce the idle engine speed by up to 40 per cent and achieves a direct-fuel saving without any interruption during changeover from operations mode to idle mode.
The RIS.GA system, which is very compact, was supplied fully wired, assembled, and ready to install.

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