Fuel Case Studies

Fuel Accounting and Analysis

Report Type: Viewed anytime in Platform

Scenario

Fuel accounting and trip comparison while a simple process, can take a lot of time to collect data from the proper sources internally, typically involving the vessel, operations, and finance.

Outcome

MarineInsight analyzes fuel burn every second. The MarineInsight analysis page provides a trip level view with duration, average speed, average load, and distance leading to fuel consumption per mile, the direction of travel (for inland river clients, upriver or downriver), and total fuel burned (gal). You can sort on any of these items, quickly being able to pivot trips based on the direction to compare average fuel consumption. For vessels under charter or where another party is paying fuel costs, the analysis page provides a reporting feature for validation.

Delay and Idle Reports

Report Type: Automated or Manual Delivery

Scenario

A customer requested the ability to track their vendor’s invoices based on time spent at specific locations. When a vendor hands the customer an invoice, entirely based on labor, there was not a way to validate the time spent on fleeting, loading and unloading of materials. There also was not a way to have a visual on the operations of the vessel to identify any wasted labor, time, and fuel during the idle and delay times.

Outcome

MarineInsight analyzes fuel burn every second. The MarineInsight analysis page provides a trip level view with duration, average speed, average load, and distance leading to fuel consumption per mile, the direction of travel (for inland river clients, upriver or downriver), and total fuel burned (gal). You can sort on any of these items, quickly being able to pivot trips based on the direction to compare average fuel consumption. For vessels under charter or where another party is paying fuel costs, the analysis page provides a reporting feature for validation.

Custom Idle Alert

Report Type: Automated Alert and Report

Scenario

Customers have asked us to notify the shoreside team when vessels are running in idle for over two hours to reduce wasted fuel, carbon buildup in the exhaust, and unnecessary hours on equipment.

Outcome

MarineInsight will send an alert when a vessel is sitting in specific idle RPM bands. When operators are sitting in idle for two hours or more, MarineInsight will automatically send an alert to the captain and shoreside personnel and will highlight the alert on the MarineInsight platform for the two hours leading up to the idle event.

As a result, the idle alert has created a change in behavior across the fleet to shut engines down when operators know they will be waiting for extended periods of time. This has led to reduced idle times, which is unnecessary hours to decrease the duration between maintenance, reduced unnecessary fuel burn, and prevents engines from running in their worst RPM bands to optimize the reliability-centered maintenance plan.