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New fuel management system from Royston

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Royston Diesel Power has launched a new version of its Enginei fuel management system, increasing the range of fuel, engine and voyage data used for onboard and shore-side analysis and optimisation.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The latest iteration of Enginei includes an expanded onboard flowmeter and sensor system. Royston says this enables real-time data measurement beyond the typical RPM, GPS and fuel inputs, with information on torque, weather and trim sensors collected by the new system.

According to Royston, the increased scope of data inputs will enable more accurate fuel analysis calculations, more customised reporting formats, and enhanced fleet management.

“Access to reliable fuel consumption data is taking on even greater importance for a wide range of fleet management issues, not only for fuel efficiency but to assess emissions compliance, plan engine maintenance and assess vessel suitability for different operations,” said Lawrence Brown, managing director of Royston Limited.

“Our original Enginei fuel management system has been successfully used in a wide range of vessel types around the world. We have now used this experience to develop an advanced and expanded system that reflects the industry’s increasing reliance on reliable fuel monitoring, reporting and verification systems.”

Fuel consumption of individual engines can now be measured, as well as fuel burn data for different operational modes and different captains. Data captured onboard is available on the bridge and in the engine room via touchscreen monitors, as well as onshore through an online portal and web dashboard.

“We have used our specialist diesel engine technology experience to develop an advanced fuel monitoring system that meets the needs of both onboard engineers and the onshore monitors responsible for much broader fleet management decisions,” said Mr Brown.{/mprestriction}

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