MACSEA will be an exhibitor at the upcoming Fleet Optimization Conference presented by Shipping Insight, October 22 – 24, 2013 at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut. The Fleet Optimization Conference provides a maritime industry forum for discussion of fleet optimization and efficient ship operations, bringing together fleet operators, naval architects, marine engineers, shipyards, classification societies, IT specialists, system integrators and regulatory bodies.
Marine fuel represents the major portion of a ship’s operating budget, in some cases as much as 60-70% of annual costs. With increasing fuel prices and more rigid emissions controls, rigorous fuel management and increased energy efficiency are vital for both financial and environmental reasons.
Our DEXTER software gathers real-time data from various ship equipment and calculates meaningful performance metrics, boiling down volumes of data into clear, concise equipment performance profiles showing where operating inefficiencies can be improved.
DEXTER includes software modules for monitoring ship energy efficiency, engine combustion efficiency, operational fuel efficiency, machinery health, and hull & propeller efficiency. Measuring fuel consumption is the first step towards savings and our Fuel Vision module provides ship officers with real-time KPIs to help them reduce consumption during the voyage. Over the course of a typical voyage, even small adjustments can add up to significant fuel savings.
Simple performance metrics, such as Specific Fuel Oil Consumption (SFOC), allow poorly performing engines to be readily identified and fixed to eliminate fuel waste and cut carbon emissions. Our Diesel Expert Module uses an embedded neural network to detect abnormal diesel engine combustion patterns and provides the crew with an early warning of developing problems so they can be corrected to avoid major failures.
Visit us at the Shipping Insight Fleet Optimization Conference to learn firsthand how our software solutions can save you fuel.