Fuel consumption monitoring systems
SERVICES BREEZE MARINE
In order to make the work of the shipping company more efficient and to simplify the work of its services, we have created and are successfully implementing FCM SYSTEMS Automated Fuel Metering and Control Systems – a universal tool that allows the crew and operators of the vessel: to visually and easily monitor the fuel / oil consumption of ship consumers. Analyze ship energy and the efficiency of using the ship as a whole. To store and process the incoming data, which makes it possible at the initial stage to determine deviations in the normal operation of the engine fuel system and initiate fault diagnosis. Allows you to identify increased fuel and energy consumption on board. Monitor the state of the vessel online from anywhere in the world. Has an office monitoring and tracking solution for the ship and for the fleet. In its projects, our company always takes into account the latest IMO requirements.
Our Systems allow you to track and predict bunkering dates based on current fuel consumption and vessel operating profile. The result is efficient bunkering planning to ensure proper use of the required fuel in accordance with IMO 2020.
To date, more than 30 successful projects have been implemented for ships of various types. These are ferries, cruise liners, tankers, bulk carriers, bulk carriers, fishing and special-purpose vessels.
Each system is designed individually.
The solution can be complex or separate modules, depending on the needs of the vessel.
Features and benefits of our systems:
• receiving data on fuel consumption by each consumer (or group) in real time, depending on the specified parameter – l / min, gal / min, kg / hour;
• conversion of parameters (conversion of volume to mass, taking into account temperature and density);
• dependence of fuel consumption on power and engine speed;
• measurement accuracy – 0.1%;
• temperature measurement error +/- 0.5 ° C +/- 0.2%;
• density measurement accuracy: +/- 0.0005 g / cm3;
• easy-to-use informative visualization in the CPU and on the bridge, output of data convenient for analysis;
• data transmission to the office using the WEB management platform;
• voyage planning and the choice of the speed of the vessel, depending on the GPS calculations and fuel consumption;
• control of boilers, el. drives, pumps;
• combination with other monitoring systems and the possibility of centralized control (bunkering modules, levels in tanks, APS systems);
• control of exhaust gases NOx and COx, comparison of fuel consumption, processing and transmission of data to the office;
• the ability to update and improve the system;
• high degree of protection;
• simple and accessible management interface.
System components are type-approved by all leading classification societies – IACS
The SKT system on board shows in real time the instantaneous fuel consumption for the main consumers of the vessel. Keeps track of fuel consumption and generates reports automatically, or upon request. Keeps records of bunkering operations and monitors the quality of the bunkering process. The fuel control and accounting system (SKT) allows not only to control the fuel consumption by the main consumers of the vessel, such as the main engine, diesel generators and boilers, but also provides the calculation of work efficiency based on the accounting of fuel consumption, power produced by the main engine and diesel generator and other parameters. SKT takes into account the strength and direction of the wind, roll and trim. The system also takes into account data from the toriometers. Based on this data and collected statistics, the system calculates the efficiency of the vessel.
– flow meters for ship consumers;
-motor hours counters;
– flow meters for the bunkering line;
-GPS blocks, inclinometer, anemometer, viscometer;
The system can also issue recommendations for choosing the optimal load mode. As a result, you get the opportunity to save fuel, vessel resources, crew forces and time, as well as minimize the impact of the “human factor”. For example, such as the error of measurements by traditional methods.
The process of transferring data on the ship from sensors to the central processor and then to the operator’s office
The office system is a VEB-interface that allows you to communicate to request / receive data both with the ship’s server and with the office server, which duplicates and stores all information received from the ship in real time; The office solution is intended for use by operators / superintendents directly in the office or on a personal device (s);
A convenient tool for day-to-day review and analysis of the set parameters on the ship of their office.
The office solution allows:
display various data in the form of trends at specified time intervals (fuel consumption by consumers, GPS speed, shaft power, shaft revolutions, electric power, etc.);
generate and display reports – single (intended for printing), summary, reports for any period of time, for data analysis; reports are generated daily, monthly, when leaving the port or at the request of the operator;
keep track of different types of fuel, indicating the operating time for each type. The time and coordinates of switching the fuel type are also recorded.
have access to all data on fuel consumption, speed, power and other parameters both online and in history mode for the last three years;
display data in a convenient graphical form (trends) with reference to a geographic position (if necessary).
Features and benefits of the office solution:
Simple and understandable VEB interface
Can be used on a stationary PC or portable devices
Generation of single and summary reports for all parameters
History for any given period of time
Convenient data display (trends and reports)
Comparison of 2 different vessels or 2 operating modes of one vessel
Remote administration capability
Geo-referenced data (if necessary)
Flexible options for updating and revision
Software for collecting, processing and analyzing data from multiple vessels. Allows you to compare different units of the fleet and calculate the efficiency of each vessel individually or the entire fleet.
May include the ability to provide recommendations for optimal performance parameters.
– Recommendations for optimal parameters
work (Target line).
– Comparison of 2+ ships or 2+ operating modes of one
vessel for any period of time.
– Advanced vessel monitoring capabilities.
– Multilevel database access system.
– 100% privacy and data protection. WITHOUT CLOUD.
– Indication of the parameters of the best transitions and
– Generation of summary performance reports
by ship / fleet.
Software that allows you to collect accurate bunkering data and provide it in the form of a report.
collection of accurate data on the consumption of liquid fuel by each consumer on the ship;
formation of bunkering reports in the “OIML” standard;
instant analysis of consumption depending on the speed of the vessel, energy consumption, load on propeller shafts, as well as weather conditions;
data output in an interface convenient for visual control of the user;
provision of data, for any period, in a graphical format convenient for analysis and transmission;
data transmission to the office via the Internet, mobile communications or Inmarsat;
control over fuel consumption by ships in the operator’s office;
provide the crew with data to select the optimal operating conditions for the vessel;
exclude uncontrolled fuel extraction.
Visualization of values and parameters of fuel level on independent monitors or on existing monitors of other ship systems. Working with hydrostatic, ultrasonic and microwave sensors, our solution delivers highly accurate readings. To reduce the error in level measurements, high-precision (14bit or, if necessary, 16 bit) measuring modules are always used.
A system using high-precision Coriolis flow meters, controllers and a computer complex, created individually for each project.
An independent module of the fuel metering system on board the ship, which can be installed both as part of the SKT, and separately.
The fuel level monitoring system in tanks can be implemented both as an independent solution and as part of the FCM.
In addition to the above modules, our company implements projects in the field of ship automation.
We provide a wide range of alarm and control systems, from small alarm and monitoring systems (AMS) to advanced integrated automation systems (IAS) with integrated power management systems (PMS).
System components, modules, and capabilities are designed to provide reliability, safety, efficiency, uptime and economic benefit as well as customer and grade requirements. IAS acts as the main automation system for the ship, monitors and controls other products / systems as well as auxiliary systems of the ship such as ballast, hold, cargo, fuel, cooling, etc. Our IAS fully integrates all important data into a single platform to support decision making and aims to achieve a comprehensive reduction in both fuel consumption and emissions.
1. All equipment and solutions of the internal circuit comply with the current IACS 2018 regulations and international conventions.
2. The IAS uses the SI metric system.
3. The system is developed based on A1 automation requirements.
Remote automated control system (RAC) of the propulsive complex (main engines (MA), gearboxes, variable pitch propellers (CPP), shaft generators);
Steering gear control system;
Thrusters control system (PU);
Power plant control system;
Alarm-warning system (APS);
Local control systems;
Control and management systems for auxiliary equipment.