TORQUE & THRUST METER FOR SHIP PERFORMANCE OPTIMISATION

 

Optipower is an integrated shaft power, thrust and torque meter, that can identify and segregate where the inefficiencies are, by defining and monitoring some Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

 

Although a variety of KPI can be used to improve ship performance, none is as direct, and produces such a direct correlation, as the complementary use of shaft power, torque and thrust meter, allowing the complete understanding where performance inefficiencies are.

High Accuracy & Repeatability

Easy & Low-Cost Installation

Wireless Transmission

Maintenance Free

 

Note: The Optipower equipment images’ are representative, which means that elements such as the Main Unit box may change is position regarding the client needs’ and space available.

  • RS 232 Diagnostic and Configuration Connection;
  • Power Suply: 110VAC/230VAC (at 60 Hz or 50 Hz) or 120 VDC;
  • Power Consumption: 25 W maximum;
  • Electrical Protection: Overload/ Over Voltage/ Auto-recovery after fault condition;
  • Input: 2.4 GHz (fully encrypted signal);
  • Analog Output Signals: 4-20 mA (Torque, Thrust, Power, Speed and Direction);
  • Communications Protocol: Serial Protocol (RS485) – Proprietary NMEA0183 String;
  • Operating Temperature: -20ºC to 70ºC;
  • Fault detection and alarm.

One sensor, lots of savings

The Optipower – Torque & Thrust Meter allows you to determine two of the most important parameters of a propulsion system – torque and thrust – to optimize the energy efficiency of your ship, including savings of up to 5% of fuel.

 

Know, monitor & predict the propulsion system performance

By linking power measured on the shaft and the thrust with the ship operational variables (consumption, distance in miles originating consumption/mile, etc.) Optipower – Torque & Thrust Meter allows the segregation of the inefficiency causes in the propulsion plant, for example, if it is due to a foul hull, foul propeller or a problem on the main engine.

 

Ship energy efficiency optimisation

The propulsion system is one of the most important systems in a vessel and is often ignored. However, its monitoring and analysis through sensors, such as the Optipower – Torque & Thrust Meter, makes it possible to optimize the ship’s energy efficiency.

 

Anticipate and prevent operational costs

Optipower has the ability to perceive the evolution of the engine efficiency and has the ability to perceive the evolution of the ship’s resistance, through the relationship between the several measured variables. By analyzing these, it’s possible to plan maintenance to prevent unexpected downtime, which often generates unnecessary expenses.

 

THE BEST PACKAGE FOR YOUR SHIP

 

BASIC

 

Optipower Basic measures:

 

Torque
Speed
Power

 

 

Optionals

Color Touchscreen

Flowmeter Integration

 

 

PLUS

 

Optipower Plus measures:

 

Thrust
Torque
Speed
Power

 

Optionals

Color Touchscreen

Flowmeter Integration

 

SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE YOUR SHIP TO ITS BEST

 

It is estimated that in the next years the fuel prices will continue to rise. With planning and prediction through monitoring of systems, fuel saving is possible and easier than you may think.

 

VOYAGE ENERGY & EMISSIONS OPTIMISER – VEEO

VEEO covers all ship energy systems (connecting to all sensors onboard) identifying their performance, deviation and highlighting opportunities of energy savings. VEEO  delivers comprehensive information on all variables related to energy use in both report and graphic formats.

 
 

SHIP PERFORMANCE & BUSINESS ASSURANCE – BOEM-S

With BOEM-S the communication between fleets and crew is made by satellite and the information is stored on a fully secured cloud, allowing the access to the treated and relevant information in real time, on any device with internet connection, allowing never ending possibilities to improve.

 
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