New Fuel Economy Control System From KaMeWa

A new fuel economy control system called Seapacer is being offered by KaMeWa AB of Sweden.

The Seapacer optimizes fuel economy for a ship by controlling: (1) the propulsion setting—continuously adjusting pitch and engine rpm for maximum propulsion efficiency; and (2) ship speed and fuel consumption over route—a predefined route plan is developed, taking into account shallow water, currents, winds, etc., in order to use a speed distribution which gives the lowest possible consumption, while ensuring a punctual delivery.

In addition to the fuel optimization, the system, connected to a PC, will produce lists, diagrams and statistics for fuel consumption for use onboard or as reports to the shipowner.

Using a combination of human intelligence and experience with KaMeWa-Seapacer's continuous surveillance of the machinery through a network of sensors provides invaluable assistance in planning entire voyages.

Results from certain voyages or a series of voyages over a period of time can assist in making the necessary alterations and experiments to improve fuel consumption savings even more.

For free literature detailing the KaMeWa-Seapacer, Circle 142 on Reader Service Card

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