Motor Control Centers and Motor Starter Panels

Motor control centers are simply physical groupings of combination starters in one assembly. A combination starter is a single enclosure containing the motor starter, fuses or circuit breaker, and a device for disconnecting power. Other devices associated with the motor, such as pushbuttons and indicator lights, may also be included. The advantage of MCC’s on board a ship is to centralize the control, save space, easy to maintain and optimize the electric system of the vessel.