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Custom generator set sound enclosures

Discussion in 'Generators' started by balboa, Oct 10, 2007.

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  1. balboa

    balboa Guest

    Does anybody know any companies that make custom sound enclosures?

  2. Loren Schweizer

    Loren Schweizer YF Associate Writer

    Apr 20, 2004
    Coral Gables/Ft. Laud., FL
  3. Northern Lights

    Northern Lights New Member

    Sep 25, 2005
    San Diego
    sound enclosures

    Northern Lights makes a sound enclosure to axactly fit the northern lights generator. If you have a PTO, they make a modified end cover for it. We have made custom enclosures for the military and for yachts. Have a look at the northern lights web site.
  4. balboa

    balboa Guest

    Custom sound enclosure for Deutz

    Well, this is not a typical generator.

    It's a Deutz 1015C engine, driving a A/C generator on one end and a DC generator on the other end (for bow truster).

    So, not a stock item. See attached pictures.


    Attached Files:

  5. balboa

    balboa Guest

    what does it actually mean: generators with class approval

    I wonder what exactly happens to a generator to have it approved for class. Is it a question of a few more assessories, a test certificate or is it a different engine?

    Is there a different betweens say Germanischer Lloyd and ABS?

  6. YachtForums

    YachtForums Administrator

    Dec 22, 2002
    South Florida

    Your recent thread (the last post above) has been merged with one of your existing threads. There is no need to start a new thread for each question, specifically as it pertains to the same subject.
  7. K1W1

    K1W1 Senior Member

    Sep 30, 2005
    My Office

    Your boat was probably built to someones Classification rules at the outset.

    What classification society do you operate under the jurisdiction of now?

    Have a look around the engine and see if there are any class stamps on it.

    Class approve series of engines not just one or two, it would be prohibitively expensive for you to try and get that setup approved by Class if it has never been done before.
  8. balboa

    balboa Guest

    class for generator

    Well, it was built according to the Dutch Shipping Inspection rules (Dutch USCG equivalent) and as such didn't require to be classed.

    Right now, the ship is without class. After all, being classed is a voluntary thing (*) As this moment, our conversion project is being reviewed by Germanischer Llloyd to see if they 'accept us to class'. Basically, they want to be sure we can meet their rules for the next 20+ years.

    From what I understand, most generators like those from Onan or Northern Lights can be delivered with a class certificate if desired. What I'm trying to find out is what exactly does one or the manufacturer have to do to be able to give a class certificate.


    (*) it's not always voluntary: if you want to get MCA Large Yacht code certification or compliance, MCA requires the vessel to be classed if it wants to be certified for unrestricted ocean service. If I recall well, passenger vessels also have to be classed.
  9. Innomare

    Innomare Senior Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    The Netherlands
    Hi Thorwald, for sound encloseres, you could check: and

    De Ruyter also composes "custom" gensets for shipbuilders by assembling the appropriate engines and alternators, so it should be possible to get yours classed too if it is not already.
    If it's below 100 kW, it's probably not even necessary.

  10. balboa

    balboa Guest

    Custom sound enclosures

    THanks Bruno,

    I had already found Marquip but the other is new to me.

    Indeed, I learned yesterday that my gen. set don't have the be classed.

    I'm not sure because it's below 100 KW or because it's a yacht application.

    Bedankt !