Inmarsat - Maritime Newsletter, Issue 41 (Ocean Voice)
14 August 2013
Remote monitoring system saves on fuel consumption
An Inmarsat-accredited remote monitoring system is helping ship operators save on fuel consumption.
The solution, developed by Singapore-based technology company Ascenz, allows fleet managers to check shipboard equipment from anywhere in the world via FleetBroadband.
By monitoring fuel usage and the accuracy of fuel bunker flow meter readings, shipping companies can take immediate measures to ensure their vessels are operating cost-effectively.
Information such as fuel consumption, vessel location and speed, and remote performance monitoring data is transmitted from the system’s controller box to Ascenz’s secure onshore server. This can then be analysed remotely from the vessel operator’s office.
For example, by comparing engine load measured performance or bunker level against established standards, the vessel operator can then take corrective action.
Being fully automated, the system does not require any technical input from crew members. Installation can be completed in a matter of hours, states Ascenz.