General description of systems
We develop, implement, and maintain fuel management and energy efficiency control systems (FCM - Fuel Consumption Management).
Our systems of accounting and fuel and oil consumption control are assembled using high-precision measuring equipment, mass-flow meters and the latest information processing modules from the leading global manufacturers.
Each system is individually designed.
The solution can be integrated or in separate modules depending on the vessel needs.
Features and benefits of our systems:
• fuel consumption data of each consumer (or group) is received in real time, according to the given parameter – l/min, gal/min, kg/hour;
• conversion of parameters (volume to mass conversion, taking into account such parameters as temperature and density);
• fuel consumption dependency on power output and engine speed;
• measurement accuracy is 0.1%;
• temperature measurement error is +/-0.5 °C +/-0.2%;
• accuracy of density measurement is +/-0.0005 g/cm3;
• easy-to-use and informative visualization in the CPU and on the bridge, convenient output of data for analysis;
• data transfer to the office using the WEB management platform;
• voyage planning and selection of the ship’s speed mode, depending on GPS calculations and fuel consumption;
• control of boilers, electric drives and pumps;
• can be combined with other monitoring systems and it is possible to have a centralized control (bunkering modules, fuel level in tanks, APS systems);
• control of the exhaust gases NOx and COx, fuel consumption comparison, processing and transmission of data to the office;
• the ability to update and improve the system;
• high degree of protection;
• easy and straightforward management interface.
The FCM system onboard shows the instantaneous fuel consumption by the main consumers on the vessel in real time. It keeps records of fuel consumption and generates reports in automatically, or upon request. It keeps records of bunkering operations and monitors the quality of the bunkering process. The fuel consumption management system (FCM) allows not only to control fuel consumption by the main consumers on the vessel such as the main engine, diesel generators and boilers, but it also provides a calculation of the operating efficiency based on the account of the fuel consumption by the main engine, diesel engine and other parameters. FCM considers the strength and direction of the wind, roll and trim. The system also relies on data from torsiometers. Based on these data and collected statistics, the system calculates the efficiency of the vessel.
Components to be installed:
- Onboard consumers flow meters;
- bunkering line flow meters;
- load transformers;
- GPS units, inclinometer, anemometer, fluidity meter;
- temperature sensors;
- central computer
*User interface design is outlined by the customer’s needs and preferences
The office system is a WEB interface that allows you to connect with the ship server as well as the office server, which duplicates and stores all the information coming from the vessel, to request / receive data in real time;
The office solution is intended to be used by operators / superintendents directly in the office or on a personal device (devices);
Fleet performance monitoring system
- software collects, processes and analyzes data from all over the fleet;
- comparison of various units of the fleet;
- calculation of the effectiveness of each vessel individually or of the entire fleet;
It can include the option of giving recommendations for optimal performance.
- Optimal work parameters recommendation (Target line).
- Comparison of 2+ vessels or 2+ modes of operation of one vessel during any period.
- Advanced vessel monitoring capabilities.
- Multi-level access system to the database.
- 100% of privacy and data protection. IT WORKS WITHOUT A CLOUD STORAGE.
- Indication of the best transitions and operating modes parameters.
- Generating summary reports on ship / fleet effectiveness.
(this segment of the system is optional. Calculation of the cost is done separately at the Customer’s request)
Monitoring of bunkering (delivery / acceptance of cargo)
- commercial accounting for bunkering;
- generating reports in MID and MPA formats in accordance with the OIML R117-1 standard for HFO, MDO and MGO;
- tracking impurities in the fuel and cappuccino bunker;
- measurement accuracy is 99.9%;
- measuring large ducts;
- measuring volume, density and temperature;
- saving bunkering time
Tank fuel level monitoring system
Tank fuel level monitoring system can be implemented as an independent solution, or as a part of the FCM. Values and parameters can be visualized on stand-alone monitors or on existing other ship systems monitors. By working with hydrostatic, ultrasonic and microwave sensors, our solution provides highly accurate readings. To reduce the error in level measurements, high-precision (14 bit or, if necessary, 16 bit) measuring modules are always used.
An individually designed system for each project with usage of high-precision Coriolis flowmeters, controllers and a computing complex.
A stand-alone module of the fuel metering system onboard the vessel, which can be installed as part of the FCM, or separately;
Bunkering values and parameters visualization on stand-alone monitors or on existing other ship systems monitors;
Ability to combine the system with a general ship automation system or to do it completely independent.
We provide a wide range of alarm and control systems, starting from small alarm and monitoring systems (AMS) up to advanced integrated automation systems (IAS) with integrated power management systems (PMS).
Components, modules and system capabilities are designed to ensure reliability, safety, efficiency, trouble-free operation and economic benefits, as well as customer and class requirements.
IAS acts as the main automation system for the vessel; it monitors and controls other products / systems, as well as the vessel auxiliary systems, such as ballast, hold, cargo, fuel, cooling, etc.
Our IAS fully integrates all relevant data into a single decision support platform and aims to achieve a comprehensive reduction in both fuel consumption and emissions.
1. All equipment and internal circuitry solutions comply with applicable IACS 2018 rules and international conventions.
2. IAS uses metric system of units - SI.
3. The system is developed on the basis of automation requirements A1.
• Remote automated control system of the propulsive complex (main engines, gearboxes, adjustable pitch propellers, shaft generators);
• Steering apparatus control system;
• Bow thruster control system;
• Power plant management system;
• Warning Protection System;
• Local control systems.
• Auxiliary equipment control and management systems.