MACSEA’s Fuel Vision system now works with Emerson’s Micro Motion Coriolis® flow meters for high-accuracy fuel monitoring to help ship operators quantify the real effects of various energy conservation measures.
Because of the continued high cost of fuel, the shipping industry is actively engaged in implementing a wide assortment of energy conservation measures to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Such measures include more efficient ship designs, slow-speed steaming, variable frequency drives for electrical equipment, and many more. Energy saving is a mandate in today’s depressed business climate and will likely continue well into the foreseeable future. A common requirement across all of these conservation activities is the need to accurately measure the benefits of each energy-saving technology under consideration such that effective decisions can be made regarding fleet-wide technology investments.
Because fuel efficiency has become such an important topic to ship operators, MACSEA developed Fuel Vision as an add-on module to compliment its DEXTER ship health monitoring software suite. Fuel Vision provides a continuous display of key fuel consumption data aboard ship via a touch panel computer, allowing operators to easily track energy efficiency and how much fuel and money is spent during voyages. Fuel Vision provides real-time visualization of the effects of operational adjustments on fuel economy, such as speed reductions, trim adjustments, weather routing, etc. The system also has a remote monitoring capability to send fuel and emissions reports back to the home office.