Once installed the Fuel Consumption Product is easily operated. The operator panel can be put within the engine room, engine control room or around the bridge, based on your use or preference. The interface is intuitive and offers a quick summary of the various consumers, making certain the crew will get the required information to be able to do something.
The Fuel Consumption Product is fully automated and doesn’t require any hands-on operation during normal conditions. The operator panel displays the measured consumption and it has different choices for showing data, but otherwise needs little attention.
The information displayed depends upon the machine you decide to install, in the tiniest system that shows the intake of a couple of consumer groups, to more extensive systems that display a lot of consumers. The machine doesn’t need any input or activation to operate once it’s been installed.
The display from the primary engine overview supplies a total look at the primary engine’s fuel consumption. A consumption trend line shows an amount of the newest data. The setup relies upon the amount of installed meters.
If you prefer a more in depth view, simply pick a primary engine in the overview screen. Came from here you’ll be able to obtain the actual and total use of the given engine, in addition to values for engine inlet and outlet for example mass flow, volume, density, temperature and total mass.
In the Aux engine screen you receive an introduction to all of your auxiliary engines’ consumption diesel dispenser. Just like the primary engine overview, this offers an readable display of consumptions, trends and engine loads.
The service parameters displays raw data for every flow meter associated with consumers. It shows the primary menu data and offers the chance for any manual totalizer. Came from here the alarm status screens are setup. In addition the eco-friendly flashing lights the communication between flow meter and product is intact.
The best way of calculating fuel consumption is as simple as installing just one flow meter, which measures the fuel transferred in the gas tank towards the settling tank. The amount of fuel within the settling tank is usually maintained by level sensors, and then the flow towards the settling tank is equivalent to what’s consumed.
If more in depth monitoring is preferred, a 3-meter setup could be introduced. Using the 3-meter system, the entire fuel consumption is monitored by flow from gas tank to settling tank. Some flow meters, placed on the most popular auxiliary fuel supply line and return line, will give you the total consumption measurement from the auxiliary engines. By subtraction, the primary engine fuel consumption could be calculated. By splitting the primary engine and also the auxiliary engines, the crew aboard and also on shore has an infinitely more detailed summary of the way the consumers perform.
To achieve full knowledge of the fuel consumption, you measure on every consumer inlet and outlet. This can give a complete understanding of each consumer’s fuel consumption, and then any deviations from performance expectations or norms, may be easily pinpointed. This could potentially help with preventative maintenance planning and utilisation of auxiliary engines.