New Technique Measures Power Plant Performance —Bulletin Available

A unique, computer-based technique for accurately determining vessel power plant performance has been developed by Ferrous Corporation of Bellevue, Wash., a manufacturer of combustion catalysts for marine diesels and boilers.

Using a s p e c i a l l y developed software package, Ferrous can quickly evaluate plant performance based on engine-room log data. The program already has been tested on a number of ships.

Ferrous collects data on daily fuel use, engine miles, rpm, and average API. The software program evaluates the data and applies a number of correcting factors to determine overall plant efficiency. Results are displayed as bar graphs.

To date, tests conducted before and after use of Ferrous catalyst have indicated fuel efficiency improvements and cost savings of between 5 and 10 percent.

"We've found that the test has become a very important tool for vessel owners who are seriously looking for ways to run their power plants more efficiently," said K. Chorlton, vice president of the company's Marine Division.

Details on how the programs are developed are contained in a technical bulletin — Vessel Plant Performance: A Discussion of Methods of Analysis. For a free copy of the bulletin, or information on arranging a performance evaluation for a specific vessel, write to K. Chorlton, Dept. M.R., Ferrous Corporation, 910 108th Street N.E., Bellevue, Wash.


Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 33,  Oct 1980

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