Proven marine computer system to verify fuel savings & system performance
Fukuoka, Japan - 21st December 2012 - Eco Marine Power (EMP) announced today that it will use the KEI 3240 Data Logger supplied by KEI System Ltd (KEI) of Osaka, Japan, to verify fuel savings and measure the performance of its Aquarius MRE System – a wind & solar power solution for sustainable shipping.
The KEI 3240 Data Logger is a highly flexible & robust marine computer based system that can collect and log various performance data for a vessel including engine power output. Hundreds of ships have already been fitted with the KEI 3240 Data Logger and the system has proven its reliability over many years. The KEI 3240 Data Logger can be installed on a variety of ships such as tug boats, cargo vessels & bulk carriers. It can also be retrofitted to ships already in operation or installed for example as part of a hybrid marine propulsion upgrade.
The use of the KEI 3240 Data Logger will provide a ship’s crew with real time information regarding how much fuel consumption is being reduced through the use of Aquarius MRE System. This and other data can also be recorded and analysed later.
‘Saying a particular technology can save fuel is one thing, proving it actually achieves the savings claimed is another and the KEI 3240 Data Logger gives us the means to verify the performance of our technologies” said Greg Atkinson, Director of R&D at Eco Marine Power. “We will also work with KEI to develop a power rating methodology for our EnergySail and use the KEI 3240 Data Logger as a means to fine tune the performance of the EnergySail during sea trials which will commence during 2013.”
Eco Marine Power will also investigate how the KEI 3240 Data Logger could be incorporated into its other projects such as the Tonbo solar-electric hybrid ferry & Medaka eco-commuter ferry.
About KEI System
KEI System Co. Ltd. is developer of a range of type approved control and computers systems used in the shipping industry including the KEI 3240 Data Logger and KEI 3240 Valve Control System. KEI also undertakes development work into such areas as real time control systems used for monitoring, instrumentation and control applications both for marine and land use. The company is based in Osaka, Japan.
For more information about KEI please visit: http://www.kei-system.co.jp
About Eco Marine Power
Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd. is an internationally focused technology company based in Fukuoka, Japan, that designs innovative eco-friendly solar, wind, electric and hybrid marine power and propulsion solutions. The company also develops sustainable ship concepts that incorporate the latest renewable energy technologies and is currently working on a number of design projects including the Aquarius MRE System, Aquarius Eco Ship, Aquarius USV, Tonbo solar hybrid ferry and Medaka eco-commuter ferry.
For more information please visit: http://www.ecomarinepower.com or you can follow us on Twitter @EcoMarinePower
Phone: +81 92 287 9677 Mobile: +81 90 1369 7568
Aquarius MRE System, AquariusUSV & EnergySail are trademarks of Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd.