Master Process

The MHC process for developing an electro-hydraulic system on a super yacht is well proven and methodical. The following are the stage gates that take place in developing a complete high performing electro hydraulic system.

  • Understand the performance, operation, and efficiency requirements expected. A purely cruising yacht will have different requirements than a cruiser / racer.
  • Define the hydraulic functions and evaluate possible options for winches, cylinders, thrusters, anchor handling, and auxiliary functions
  • Evaluate different power, pressure, and flow scenarios to maximize efficiency and available power
  • Create detailed function list and valve grouping with flows, pressures, types of valves, line sizes, and actuator performance
  • Define pump sizes, mounting location, and required controls
  • Define hydraulic reservoir and fluid conditioning requirements
  • Define control and I/O layout
  • Definition on sailing hydraulics control to B&G, power management, alarm management, and monitoring systems
  • Develop specification to guide the project
  • Design review prior to detailed engineering
  • Detailed engineering and design of valve banks, PTO pumps groups, hydraulic reservoir and fluid conditioning, and controls
  • Design review at 50-percent complete of detailed engineering
  • Final detailed engineering
  • Design review at 100-percent of detailed engineering complete
  • On-site installation supervision at 50% complete
  • Pre commissioning and testing
  • Dock and sea trial tuning
  • Training
  • Global life cycle after sales support and performance optimization