Connect wirelessly to your fuel consumption!

Spend less. Earn more.
And reduce carbon footprint.

ConnectFuel - wireless fuel consumption readings

Reduce fuel consumption

Over-consumption of fuel is a challenge. Targeting overconsumption it is important to know your consumption at any time!

As the world works to protect the environment, the maritime industry has begun to look for new ways to control and reduce emissions from their operations.

ConnectFuel and Fleet - wireless fuel consumption readings

Wireless Nodes

Until ScanReach developed Onboard Wireless Connectivity (OWC) cabling has been required to transfer data in large and complicated steel environments. Our wireless Internet of Things (IoT) platform makes it possible to connect and transport data from sensors to the bridge and onshore.

ConnectFuel - wireless fuel consumption readings

Secure flowmeter readings

A key component for full Onboard Wireless Connectivity (OWC) is the IoT mesh network that makes it easy to collect data, such as flow-meter readings from main and auxiliary engines on-board a vessel.

Data stored in ScanReach Cloud will also be made available for consumption by third parties or external systems using Application Programming interfaces (API). Complete end-to-end solution.

A new application of Onboard Wireless Connectivity

Features for ConnectFuel

Reduce cost / Earn more

Instant fuel monitoring provides increased awareness of fuel consumption. Research shows that increased awareness can have a major impact on vessel operation and fuel consumption.

Reduce emission

In order to be effective in fuel reduction you need to know your instant fuel consumption. There is a belief that, just by knowing your fuel consumption, you will be able to reduce your fuel consumption by 5%

Low cost / Plug & Play

No cables required. Easy installation. With guidance, the onboard technician will be able to install the solution within hours. The cost is low, only a monthly fee. Install ConnectFuel and start to reduce your consumption.

“If you don´t know your fuel consumption at any time it is difficult to reduce it”

Depending on the segment, fuel can account for up to 70% of a vessel’s total operating cost. Shipowners, managers, and charterers are therefore looking for ways to reduce fuel consumption to the bare minimum.

Increase competitiveness through knowledge, awareness, and change in behavior.
As a marginal industry, global shipping is increasingly exposed to competition and governed by new regulations that pressure the industry for greener and more transparent operations.

One of the most important measures to reduce fuel consumption and improve vessel performance is to have the bridge and land organisations become more aware of instant fuel consumption. If you don’t know your fuel consumption, it is hard to reduce it through behavioral change.

Instant fuel monitoring
Bringing instant fuel awareness to the bridge and to the land organisation has so far been a difficult and expensive task. Few vessels provide their crew with such access to information in real-time. With the latest advancements in wireless IoT technology developed by ScanReach and flow measurement solutions, fuel consumption can now be measured and transmitted wirelessly in real-time onboard and ashore.

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 the ROI could be as high as 1:10.

How do you get the fuel consumption
information you need?

Flowmeter - intrusive
Flowmeter - non-intrusive

Non-intrusive

Time to install

Days
Hours

Installed during operation

Cable required / re-certification

Yes
No

Cost

High
Low

Delivered within a week

Ultrasonic clamp-on fuel meters are connected to our wireless mesh network. These provide real-time fuel consumption readings to vessel bridge and onshore fleet operation centre. Spend less. Earn more.

Improve performance

Completely wireless. No cables. Non-intrusive.

No business interruption during installation.

Plug & Play installation
in hours

Simple terms and low cost
ownership

Reduce fuel cost and emissions by knowing your consumption at any time.

Flowmeter

Ultrasonic measuring and digital signal processing technologies.

Digital Interfaces

Designed to deliver instant situation overview with the user’s goals in mind.

Wireless Nodes

The building block for full Onboard Wireless Connectivity.

Secure Realtime
Fuel Monitoring

Why? What? How?

F.A.Q.

What is ConnectFuel? How does it work?

ConnectFuel is a wireless end-to-end solution, providing real-time consumption monitoring and reporting data. We connect to your ultrasonic flow-meter through a mesh network of nodes on your vessel. The data is transferred securely through a gateway to the bridge, as well as ashore through cloud services and application programming interfaces (API). Your data can safely be available to your selected platforms and partners.

What value can I expect by installing ConnectFuel?

The value is not isolated to the short-term cost savings when chosen the wireless alternative before conventional methods requiring cabling. You will also get real-time fuel consumption awareness which provides an invaluable tool for desired behavioral change. There is a belief that awareness could easily reduce fuel consumption by 5% or more.

Is there any risk and is it costly to install ConnectFuel?

No. We do not cause any physical adjustments on your asset like when you install cabled solutions. The pricing is a yearly subscription based on number of mesh nodes and flow-meter integrations, starting on 20 nodes. Easy in – easy out!

Do you need to integrate into the onboard automation system?

No. This is a standalone system, without any need to integrate to your OEM system.

How can ConnectFuel help increase competitiveness?

You will get up and running with real-time fuel consumption monitoring swiftly and much less costly than with conventional methods. This will provide you with an advantage compared to competitors not yet having this. The return on investment (ROI) could be as high as 1:10.

Why wireless?

The key benefits of going wireless are many. The solution replaces costly cabling. Installation is executed during operation. It gives real-time fuel monitoring for learning, adjusting, and reporting.

What is normal installation time?

Depending on the number of nodes to be mounted, scanned, and tested, but normally it takes 2-3 hours to install the mesh nodes + 1-2hours per engine/consumer.

Can the Mesh network help us with other usecases?

Yes, when the Mesh network installed ScanReach will support a wide range of other useful features to benefit from. The vessel is now ready for the IoT future. Solutions as ConnectPOB, different sensors like temperature, humidity, vibration, and so on.

How is it installed

Fuel meters are clamped onto the fuel pipes, and wireless mesh nodes are mounted to suitable bulkheads near electrical sockets. These are connected through the gateway to the bridge monitor by scanning the pre-set QR code. The nodes come with an uninterruptible power source to ensure the network will stay live if there is a blackout.

Can I install this on our LTTC fleet?

Yes. The solution is not invasive, you can install the wireless network and clamp-on meter without affecting their systems, but you will need an internet connection to transfer data to the cloud. You can also remove the solution and install it onto another LTTC vessel within days too if needed. We believe full transparency of fuel consumption is valuable for our customers, regardless of if the vessel is managed or on time charter.

Will ScanReach push performance systems on my company? Is our fuel data trapped on your database?

No. ScanReach will securely store your fuel data and provide secure access through an industry-standard integration (API) which will be simple for your IT business partner to access. Our solution is to provide real-time fuel data, NOT to tell our customers how to use it. You know your business operational profiles best.

Awareness drives sustainability

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