Onboard-Napa Power Yields Fuel Savings

Onboard-NAPA Power is a state-ofthe- art optimization tool for ship operation, developed by Onboard-Napa Ltd.

The latest version of Onboard-NAPA Power features automatic ship-to-shore reporting of fuel consumption and fuel inventory with Web-browser-based viewing.

The complete 3-D hydrodynamic model of the ship is used together with the latest weather arid sea-state forecasts and current data in defining the optimum operation profile. The ship's current trim and draft are also taken into account.

All main and auxiliary engine config- urations can be handled, including the latest gas j turbine installations and electric podded propulsion systems. Interfaces to navigation, weather and machinery automation IT systems are included, thereby minimizing officer input. All data related to planning and actual performance during the voyage or cruise can be saved and reported.

The fuel consumption and inventory data reported ship-to-shore can be stored on a company intranet server for easy distribution.

For example, the financial and technical departments can utilize this data by means of a simple Web-browser-based interface. Office personnel on shore and crew members are able to follow the fuel consumption of each fleet vessel during different voyages.

Onboard operational optimization and accurate ship-to-shore reporting are effective incentives for economical vessel operations. The existing installations have on average resulted in fuel savings of at least three percent.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 58,  May 2003

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