Main Engine Fuel Oil Consumption Monitoring
Engine Fuel Oil Consumption
Today, more than ever industries including shipping industry are expected to decrease their CO2 emissions in order to alleviate global warming.
The European Commission supports the idea of an internationally established global solution to reduce GHG emissions from vessels. This is why in 2012 the European Commission submitted a proposal on a monitoring, reporting and verification system for vessel emissions based on fuel consumption that could lead to additional alleviation strategies.
Shipping companies make strategic decisions to reduce everyday operational cost. Hence, fuel oil consumption becomes top priority to achieve that point.
Many shipping companies face the problem of disagreement between ship management and onboard crew to determine fuel oil consumption. This dispute arises when determining fuel consumption because factors that influence the ship engine performance depend on sailing conditions. It is quite often reported that the real quantity of the fuel consumed during the trip is found to be less than the quantity missing from the fuel boiler and this cannot be explained under normal circumstances.
In an era where environment matters and fuel consumption is a crucial parameter in a ship’s operation, the ability to make early accurate predictions is essentially needed.
Facing the problem of disagreement as mentioned above, one of the largest shipping companies in Greece discussed with LAROS team and sought a solution for one of their containerships.