Every once in a while, Wialon partners are contacted by the companies that face serious problems caused by minor inaccuracies in calculations or hardware operations. Sakhalin Shipping Company is the one that knows firsthand the cost of a seemingly insignificant measurement error when it comes to hundreds of tons of fuel.
Sakhalin Shipping Company delivers goods across the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan. The company's fleet consists of fifteen vessels.
SASCO ANIVA container ship in the port
SASCO ANIVA is one of the shipping company's container ships. Its tank holds more than 240 tons of mazut. When it comes to such a large amount of fuel, even the smallest measurement inaccuracy can result in serious financial losses.
The client used to control the fuel amount with the help of an ordinary counter and a measuring stick. This measuring method implied significant measurement errors that sometimes caused a large fuel overrun. The shipping company needed a solution that could read fuel parameters as accurately as possible and prevent overpayments.
It's time to replace an old fuel counter on board of SASCO ANIVA
Sakhalin Shipping Company turned to Wialon's partner Spec Centr Orbita from Russia with their problem and gained a control system that paid off incredibly quickly – upon the fourth usage.
Fuel status data is displayed in Wialon, on the flow meter display, and the panel at the captain's bridge
According to safety regulations, welding was forbidden on board the ship. To meet the Maritime Register tough requirements, the hardware should have been installed in strictly limited space. The fuel line’s correct geometry should have been observed as it was critical for eliminating the chances of water hammer and bubble formation during the flow meter operation.
The integrator found a way out by making necessary calculations and welding pipes using templates in a workshop. Pressure molding and priming also took place in the workshop. There were several fit checks before the finished frame and all the devices were installed aboard SASCO ANIVA.
After detailed calculations, welding, pressure molding, and priming in the workshop and several on-site fit checks, the hardware is safely installed and ready to go.
The Wialon-based solution designed by Spec Centr Orbita specifically for the SASCO ANIVA container ship offers Sakhalin Shipping Company a convenient way to obtain the most accurate data on the fuel quality and amount. The fact that the system paid off so quickly fills the project’s future with confidence: the client has already got rid of extra expenses and will be able to save enormous money.
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