• Seaspan has chosen VAF Instruments to partner with us for ships propulsion performance instrumentation and analysis. In this regard, VAF has excellent knowledge, dedication and service. Furthermore; VAF Instruments is in full compliance with our standards on operational, environmental and quality related excellence.

Vessel Performance info Forum 2023

February 21, 2023

VAF Instruments' Erik van Ballegooijen will present about the Journey of Operational Ship Propulsion Performance Improvements during the Vessel Performance Info Athens forum on February 23rd, 2023.  The landscape of requirements to fulfil by a vessel with respect to the environment and emissions, i... Read more

Webinar - How to turn ship propulsion sensor data into profit

June 3, 2020

In the first VAF Insights Live webinar, Erik van Ballegooijen discussed the several complexity levels on which ship propulsion performance monitoring can be applied. Automatic Ship Propulsion Performance monitoring is providing benefits in various areas such as, fuel savings, cost reductions, compli... Read more

The Journey of Operational Ship Propulsion Performance Improvements

May 1, 2020

Automatic Ship Propulsion Performance monitoring is providing benefits in various areas like fuel savings, cost reductions, compliance to regulations, reduction of emissions, reporting, insights, etcetera. There are several complexity levels on how ship propulsion performance monitoring can be appli... Read more

IMO2020: Will you be burning money as well as fuel?

November 19, 2019

By Douwe Vellinga (Marketing & Sales Director) Will You Be Burning Money As Well As Fuel After IMO2020?On January 1st 2020 new IMO regulations come into force. The changes reduce the allowable sulphur limit in marine fuel from 3.5% to 0.5%. For an industry that uses very large amounts of fuel, ... Read more

Improved Oil Discharge Monitoring solution

June 3, 2019

We are proud to announce that VAF Instruments’ high end solution for Oil Discharge Monitoring, the Oilcon® Mark6M, has been updated and is ready for delivery as of today. The modified design has undergone all TA tests succesfully and we have received the official certificate. The name of this new v... Read more

Propeller thrust and virtual speed log for higher accuracy on propulsion performance

April 2, 2019

As regulations push up fuel costs, ship-owners are always looking out for the newest technology that can optimise the propulsion performance of their fleet. The Vessel Performance Optimisation (VPO) conferences provide a platform for ship-owners, - operators and - managers to meet and discuss about ... Read more

Purpose is subordinate

March 1, 2019

By: Peter Meijer (Application Engineer) Nowadays we have access to more products than we ever had. There is an instrument especially designed and produced for almost anything or any purpose we would like. That makes me wonder: Will there ever come a day when we will come to the conclusion that we h... Read more

Propulsion Performance Research: The highlights

February 8, 2019

Since 2016, VAF Instruments has been publishing white papers to create awareness on the importance of performance measurements on ships, specifically about the essential value of thrust measurement for the individual performance of hull and propeller. This article provides a brief summary of the res... Read more

Ship performance monitoring: Resist the change or change the resistance?

February 1, 2019

By: Marc Timmer (R&D Engineer Hydromechanics)Image: The Four Days Fight (1-4 June 1666, painted by Van Soest) Since the early days of naval history, communication has played an important role, both ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore. You can imagine that for a strategic move during your epic sea ba... Read more

VAF @SMM2018

September 10, 2018

SMM 2018 opened its gates on September 4th in Hamburg, Germany and brought together around 50,000 industry visitors from more than 120 countries, once again highlighting its importance as the leading international maritime trade fair.Under the motto "Trends in SMMart Shipping", the fair focused on d... Read more

Teaming-up with DNV GL

September 6, 2018

During the SMM2018 exhibition VAF Instruments has signed a partnership agreement with DNV GL. We have agreed to enable their platform ECO Insight to connect to the data output of VAF sensors. This way ship owners who use this platform can also review the data from VAF sensors. Basically what we have... Read more

Aalberts Industries N.V. acquires 100% of the shares of VAF Instruments B.V.

July 24, 2018

As of today, we are happy to announce that Aalberts Industries N.V. has acquired 100% of the shares of VAF Instruments B.V. Click here for the official press release.  As we are proud to have Aalberts as our new owner, it does not change our relationship with our customers and the market. "VAF will... Read more

VERIFAVIA certifies award-winning IVY®

October 9, 2017

Energy efficiency reporting system enables easy, automated compliance with EU MRV and IMO DCS regulations. LONDON, PARIS, & DORDRECHT – 9 October 2017: Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector, today announced that it has fully certified VAF Instrume... Read more

IVY® wins Energy Efficiency Solution Award 2016

November 3, 2016

We are proud to announce that VAF Instruments has won the Energy Efficiency Solution Award 2016.  Fathom announced the Award winners at the Ship Efficiency Awards 2016, on Wednesday, November 2nd. VAF Instruments has been awarded for their innovative new software solution for propulsion performance ... Read more

White Paper: Fuel Saving Potentials by TT-Sense®

September 18, 2016

This White Paper by VAF Instruments presents the possibilities offered by the full scale measurement of propeller thrust (and torque), to identify fuel saving potentials and emission reductions. Via full scale measurements of propeller thrust and torque, in relation to other parameters like ship spe... Read more

Discover worlds best ship efficiency solutions in Greece

May 27, 2016

Enhance your network and knowledge and visit VAF Instruments at Posidonia 2016 to explore the latest innovations for fuel efficiency and propulsion efficiency. At the stand of your local VAF agent CROSS, stand number 116 (Hall 4), you will discover high quality and cost effective solutions for mass ... Read more

TT-Sense®: runner-up for the Maritime Innovation Award 2015

November 2, 2015

The winners of five prestigious maritime awards were announced at the Maritime Awards Gala this Monday evening  November 2nd. One of the nominees is TT-Sense®. A unique sensor to measure Thrust and Torque, developed by VAF Instruments B.V. This advanced measurement system for propulsion efficiency i... Read more

VAF Instruments invests in production technology

September 25, 2015

VAF Instruments invests in production technology. For all of our products, most of the production is done in our factory. To increase the flexibility towards our customer, shorten delivery time and realize even higher quality of our products, we have invested in inhouse waterjet cutting. The new mac... Read more

VAF Instruments, one of four nominees for the Maritime Innovation Award 2015

August 19, 2015

The jury of the Maritime Innovation Award 2015 selected VAF Instruments as one of four nominees for their award for “Best Maritime Innovation”. VAF Instruments will present their newest innovation, the TT Sense, to the jury on September 14th. The TT-Sense® is using the latest techniques to contribu... Read more

VAF Instruments winner of the “Fuel Efficiency Award” at the 2015 Marine Propulsion Awards.

June 3, 2015

  Mr. Edwin Schuirink, Technical Product Manager from VAF Instruments, proudly received the 2015 Fuel Efficiency Award during The Annual Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery Conference gala dinner at the Lancaster Hotel in London yesterday evening. “Winning the Fuel Efficiency Award is recog... Read more

PEM4 efficiency monitoring systems at NOR shipping 2015

May 29, 2015

MAS Fluid Control AS will be exhibiting at NOR Shipping this year to present the latest product portfolio of VAF Instruments efficiency monitoring systems, fuel flowmeters, oil discharge monitoring equipment and viscosity sensors. Moreover we will be presenting our new generation PEM4 efficiency mon... Read more

2015 GREEN4SEA Forum

May 13, 2015

The 2015 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum held on Wednesday, 22nd of April in Eugenides Foundation. Technical Product Manager Edwin Schuirink presented Hull & Propeller Efficiency at the GREEN4SEA Forum 2015. Learn more about fuel Efficiency, GREEN4SEA presentation. This is a PRO BONO/ NON PROFIT event ... Read more

VAF Instruments @ OTC Houston 2015

May 4, 2015

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. The OTC 2015 technical program covers a wide range of topics related to the offshore energy indu... Read more

VAF Instruments on HafenTV at NRW.TV - Tonight at 22.30 CET

April 16, 2015

Tonight at 22.30 CET, VAF Instruments will appear in the new episode of HafenTV broadcast on NRW.TV, the nationwide television channel Nordrhein-Westfalen. This feature will be about our products and solutions, including the ViscoSense®, Flowmeters, T-Sense® and TT-Sense®. Supported by IMO regulati... Read more

VAF Instruments is nominated for the Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary awards.

March 18, 2015

After careful review by the editors of Marine Propulsion and the advisory panel, the 2015 awards shortlist has now been decided. VAF Instruments is nominated for the “Fuel Efficiency Award” with the TT-Sense in combination with the PEM4 monitoring system. It is the first maritime solution for measur... Read more

VAF Instruments @ TeamNL op RTL7

January 9, 2015

TeamNL is thé business program for entrepreneurs in the Netherlands. The program portaits innovative entrepreneurs and next week VAF Instruments is featured!During a round table meeting at the Nemo Science Center in Amsterdam together with representatives from Hielkema Testequipment and van Mierlo I... Read more

Successful Inmex China 2014

December 23, 2014

As part of the Holland Pavilion, VAF Instruments has attended Inmex China 2014, which took place from 10-12 December 2014 in the Southern China, Guangzhou. The best-known Fuel Consumption Monitoring System, Shaft Power Torque & Thrust Meter T- & TT-Sense®, latest version of Viscosity Meter ... Read more

VAF Instruments and the Urker Fishermen

December 4, 2014

During an episode of the Urker Fishermen television program in the Netherlands, VAF Instruments material was visible on board of the ship. Here is a short film of the Deo Juvante, a fishing vessel that is to be converted to detect pirates off the Somali coast. Tijdens een aflevering van de Urker Vi... Read more

Samenwerkingsverband Maritime Delta op koers

December 1, 2014

Samenwerkingsverband maritieme sector zet in op innovatief mkb en aansluiting onderwijs en arbeidsmarkt De maritieme sector in Zuid-Holland is een motor van zowel de regionale als de nationale economie. Om innovatief vermogen op te bouwen en de internationale positie van de sector te verst... Read more

T-Sense® was granted a Type Approval certificate

August 7, 2014

The VAF T-Sense® was granted a Type Approval certificate for instrumentation on board ships by an international Notified Body. The design and performance were verified and found in compliance with international regulations and given specifications for robustness and accuracy. The fact that the produ... Read more

Runner Up Award at Ship Efficiency Event 2014

August 7, 2014

At the Fathom Ship Efficiency Award 2014 the PEM3 efficiency monitoring system is recognized as an excellent and technological innovation for efficient operations. The PEM3 efficiency monitoring system is a State of the Art and practical efficiency monitoring tool, which enables you to monitor fuel... Read more

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