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Fuel consumption monitoring and GPS location tracking of sea or river vessels (ships, boats, dredges) allows shipowners and ship operators to reduce operation costs by minimizing idling time of fleet, preventing fuel theft and improving crew discipline.

Technoton’s telematics system for sea and river watercrafts is based on accurate tools for fuel consumption measurement – DFM and DFM Marine fuel flow meters that are mounted in fuel line of main engine, auxiliary engines, diesel generators and boilers/heaters. It can also include DUT-E fuel level sensors, which are installed in fuel tanks, and MasterCAN DAC i/o modules for gathering signals from standard analog sensors of a ship/boat. Vessel telematics system provide precise information on vessel’s position, real fuel consumption, engine operation hours in different work modes (idle, optimal, overload), possible fuel draining from tank and other necessary operation parameters. Information is gathered and analyzed by CANUp telematics gateway and sent to the web-based ORF4 telematics service, where it can be displayed on virtual dashboard and as tables and charts.

Goals and objectives

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    Monitoring of tank refuelling and fuel draining

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    Preventing fuel thefts

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    Machine running time tracking

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    Engine diagnostics

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    Route and location tracking

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    Record amount of consumed fuel

Monitored parameters

  • fuel level in tank;
  • hourly fuel consumption;
  • total fuel consumption, L;
  • fuel temperature;
  • total fuel consumption in “Idling” “Optimal” and “Overload” mode of engine operation;
  • total fuel consumption in “Negative” mode of flow meter operation (return exceeds supply).
  • Moment hours (operating time);
  • total operating time in “Idling”, “Optimal” and “Overload” engine operation mode;
  • coolant temperature;
  • engine oil pressure;
  • current engine operation mode as per fuel consumption rate
  • operating time of Supply and Return chambers in each mode of engine operation
  • Events «on/off power supply», “Tampering”, “Interference” modes
  • engine operating time in “Tampering”, “Interference” mode, h
  • current engine operation mode as per fuel consumption rate
  • vessel location
  • data from standard and additional analog sensors (via digital-to-analog converter MasterCAN DAC2113)

Technical options

Telmatics system based on using DUT-E, DUT-E GSM and  DFM flowmeter is suitable for vessle location monitoring, as well as for real-time monitoring of the main parameters: fuel level in main and secondary tanks, actual fuel consumption and engine operating time in different modes and other.

This solution ensures:

  • Informing by SMS or email about important events occurring with the vessle , for example, fuel drain, sensor wrapping, minimum balance, etc .;
  • Remote diagnostics and sensor configuration via SMS commands;
  • Control of fuel level in the tank;
  • Location control;
  • Control of actual fuel consumption;
  • Monitoring of engine operating time in total and by operation modes: “Idle”, “Optimal”, “Overload”.

Using contactless reader FMSCrocodile you can speed up the installation process by simply connecting it to the wires. DFM Marine is good for measuring actual fuel consamption in line at a flow rate of up to 4 m3 / h of primary and secondary generators.

This solution ensures:

Informing by SMS or email about important events occurring with vessel, for example, fuel drain, sensor wrapping, minimum balance, etc .;
Control of actual fuel consumption;
Monitoring of important operating parameters, oil pressure, engine temperature, etc. more than 100 parameters;
Monitoring of the engine operating time in total and on idle”, “optimal”, “overload” operating modes;
Location control.

Complex solution provides with real-time data about actual fuel consumption, engine operation modes, as well as diesel generators and boilers.

This solution ensures:

Informing by SMS or email about important events occurring with vessel, for example, fuel drain, sensor wrapping, minimum balance, etc .;
Monitoring of actual fuel consumption of main and standby generators;
Monitoring of actual fuel consumption with a large fuel consumption (from 0.02 to 4 m3 / h)
Monitoring of the engine operating time in total and on idle”, “optimal”, “overload” operating modes;
Location control.

Features

 Rout, course and speed monitoring

 Monitoring of hourly and total fuel consumption of each engine consuming fuel

 Distinguishing fuel consumption in different work modes – idle, optimal, overload

 Notification on important events in real time via ORF4 telematics service, by e-mail or SMS

 Post-trip analysis: distance, idle time, fuel consumption per trip, compliance with schedule, etc.

Sea and river vessels telematics

Usage cases

Control of fuel consumption on small passenger ships

Ventspils port, Latvia

Task: monitoring of fuel consumption and prevention of manipulations with fuel.

Solution: DFM 250 AK fuel flow meters for gensets and DFM 250 DK for engines

Result: ~60% decrease of fuel consumption within first 2 weeks of operation.

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Monitoring of fuel consumption in medium dry cargo vessels

Transmet, Russia

Task: fuel consumption monitoring of river vessels and optimization of routes.

Solution: DFM 250CCAN fuel flow meters are installed into fuel supply line of engine. DFM 100CCAN fuel flow meters are installed into fuel supply line of diesel generators and boiler.

Result: reduction of fuel costs (real consumption per hour appeared to be 100 L lower, than normative value)

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Monitoring of fuel consumption on marine container ships and special vessels

Large logistics companies

Task: fuel consumption monitoring of sea vessels, composition of efficient fleet monitoring system for multimodal transportation.

Solution: DFM Marine fuel flow meters are installed into fuel supply line of engine. DFM 250CCAN and DFM 100CCAN fuel flow meters are installed into fuel supply line of diesel generators and auxiliary engines. Data can be additionally sent to dashboard.

Result: operation costs reduction up to 40%

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