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Obtaining accurate fuel consumption data using cost-effective and easy-to-install onboard wireless connectivity solutions will help owners achieve regulatory compliance.
“ConnectFuel works by attaching your flowmeter to a vessel’s fuel line. The data is retrieved from flowmeters with a digital connection such as Modbus. This sensor accurately measures fuel consumption in real-time. This provides valuable fuel consumption data. The data can be used on board and/or pushed to the cloud for use onshore and by other stakeholders. The first version was launched on June 1st, 2021, and has been well received by clients. Now we are ready to release the next version, allowing even better decision-making and enhanced adjustments to meet fuel consumption goals,”says Chief Product Manager (CPO) at ScanReach
Now, we are ready for the next big version launch. It will provide our clients with major benefits such as:
- Get real-time consumption along with GPS data to retrieve m3/h, m3/nm and kn, Speed over Ground (SOG)*, and speed through the water (STW)*.
- The option to customize the user interface. We provide you with a template, but if the user wants to enhance focus on another element that we have chosen it can easily be done by the client. The areas on the user interface can be moved around, and sizes can be adjusted.
There is a belief in the industry that an instant awareness of fuel consumption can result in a fuel reduction of up to 5%. By installing ConnectFuel you can quickly meet reporting requirements as well as lower consumption at a low cost.
According to statistics, a bulker burns 20-30t/day, out of which 20-25% is burnt for forward thrust (approx. 5t/day).
BSM & Signol claim that behavioural changes due to exposure to fuel consumption can save up to 5%. With very moderate estimates, let´s say 2,5% instead, it represents a saving of 1t per week (=3t CO2). A ton of fuel is $500, and a ton of emission is $100.
With our solution and prices, based on these statistics and reported savings due to behavioural change, our customer should break even after the first month of operation!
With the fuel consumption real-time and historical data available through ConnectFuel, you are better equipped to meet the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) and SEEMP III regulations. The SEEMP Part III, or Ship Operational Carbon Intensity Plan, will serve as the implementation plan for achieving the required CII and will be subject to verification and company audits.
As of January 2023, SEEMP Phase III will kick in (Ship Operational Carbon Intensity Plan) , meaning that shipowners will have to comply with upcoming audits. SEEMP III will primarily focus on the following:
- The required CII for the next three years is calculated based on the individual vessel’s specifications.
- A 3-year implementation plan documenting how the required CII will be achieved during the next three years, with yearly targets.
- Procedures for self-evaluation and improvement.
- Corrective action plan in case of inferior rating.
A tool that impacts behavioural change contributes to the goal and can be seen as an improvement/way to achieve/corrective measure.
SEEMP III applies to ships of 5,000 GT and above. Subject to verification by a DCS verifier.
The vessel’s speed is either measured concerning water or ground.
Speed over Ground (SOG) is the vessel’s speed in one hour concerning the land or any other fixed object such as buoys.
Speed through Water (STW) is the vessel’s speed in one hour concerning the water or anything floating on water.
See list of vessel types impacted by the CII legislation
Reg 28.1 – CII Applies (calculate attained CII)
To any DCS vessels falling into one of the following MARPOL Annex VI ship types:
|Cruise passenger ship
|General cargo carrier
|Refrigerated cargo carrier
|Ro-Ro cargo ship
|Ro-Ro cargo ship (vehicle carrier
|Ro-Ro passenger ship
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