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Calmac installs fuel monitoring system in ferry fleet

 As part of a ‘Project Ecoship’ policy to improve fuel consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Scottish islands ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) is installing new ship fuel management systems on all of its major vessels.In a competitive tender, Royston successfully proposed the installation of its new second generation Enginei fuel management system for the work.The tender is linked to CalMac’s aim to save fuel and reduce emissions in ships over 2500 GRT by installing specialist fuel monitoring instrumentation to determine the most efficient operating parameters for individual vessels.The recently upgraded Enginei system meets the need for more informed decisions to be made on marine fuel optimisation and fleet management matters by providing a range of powerful voyage and vessel data analysis and reporting options.The system uses Coriolis flowmeters and sensors to accurately monitor the fuel being consumed by each of a vessel’s engines, which is tracked against GPS data, voyage details and operational mode.The real time data is collected, processed and relayed to bridge and engine room-mounted touchscreen monitors to enable the ship’s master to adjust vessel speed and take whatever other actions are needed to reduce fuel consumption.In addition, remote data access is provided for onshore teams through ...

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