ECDIS manufacturer Transas Marine has launched its fuel efficiency monitoring system, Transas Wave.
Designed for commercial shipping, Transas Wave provides al solution for saving fuel and reducing environmental impact. It is designed to give the officer an easy tool for monitoring and recording of the ship’s fuel consumption. Wave is a standalone application, which fits on every ship. Integration with ECDIS for route optimization will be available later this year, together with the ECO module, which is designed to comply with new MARPOL requirements allowing recording and monitoring of vessels emission.
Wave connects to navigation sensors, flow meter, engine data and emission sensors to collect information, which is then used to optimize the operation of a vessel. With proper control and management, it is possible to improve engine efficiency, delivering fuel savings and reducing emission.
Just making a small changes to speed, trim and planned route can lead to significant fuel savings. Wave includes these, plus a range of additional parameters, which can lead to fuel savings of more than 5 percent.
“Changing to a ‘Green’ mindset is important,” said Anders Rydlinger, Transas Marine Navigation Product Development Director. “At Transas, we demonstrate commitment to protecting the environment. Wave continues this concept.”