Due to the increasing awareness of the impact of exhaust emissions on the environment, combined with the continued increases in fuel costs, there is great need for reduction in fuel consumption. This has led to a high demand for accurate measurement systems to monitor the fuel consumption per engine. Real-time measurement and trend analysis of fuel consumption provide helpful information for ship owners, ship managers and crew about the influences of their actions on the consumed fuel. VAF Instruments offers various kinds of systems for the most accurate measurement and analysis of fuel consumption. For the large variety in fuel systems, VAF Instruments offers a dedicated fuel consumption measurement system and diverse monitoring and management solutions.
We present: Fuel Efficiency
Since 1938 VAF Instruments has gained experience in the development, production and application of precision measuring instruments for the measurement of (fuel) flow ranges from almost 0 up to 1 million liters per hour.
The very high accuracy (down to 0.1%) and high repeatability (0.05%) of VAF Instruments’ Positive Displacement Flowmeters are not affected by pressure, viscosity or temperature of the fuel. In addition the design of the systems is very robust and easy to operate, making it ideal for use in the typical environmental conditions on board of ships and power plants.
Since most of the operating costs of a ship are fuel related, it is very important to use fuel in the most efficient way. The measurement and control of the viscosity and density ensures an improved combustion efficiency preventing engine damage and reduction of fuel and maintenance cost. ViscoSense®3D is a highly accurate sensor with a superior measuring principle based on the proven ViscoSense® technology. The sensor offers density, viscosity and temperature measurements. Furthermore, in combination with VAF Instruments PD Flowmeters, this measurement system is a cost effective solution for mass flow measurement for fuel consumption and bunkering applications.