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 VAF Instruments: Fuel Saving Potentials Via Measuring Propeller Thrust and Hull Resistance at Full Scale: WP-2100-GB-0416 - Fuel Saving Potentials via measuring propeller thrust and hull resistance at full scale-cover (2)This paper presents the possibilities offered by the full scale measurement to identify fuel saving potentials and emission reductions. In addition, the measurement results and the possibilities of the propeller thrust and torque measurements on a +13000 TEU container vessel in service, will be presented. Visit our stand #102 at Shipping Insight 2017 for the sequel to this whitepaper; “Measuring the full scale performance of a propeller and bulbous bow retrofit via propeller thrust measurements.”


VAF_White_Paper_2101_LR_Page_01VAF Instruments: Measuring the Full Scale Performance of a Propeller and Bulbous Bow Retrofit Via Propeller Thrust Measurements: In general there is a large interest in the maritime world for ship propulsion efficiency. This has several reasons related to either cost savings, legislation, and/or environmental concern. In this respect also the upcoming MRV and IMO regulations on respectively CO2 emissions and fuel consumption play an important role. Next to legislation the focus on fuel consumption has also a direct operational (fuel) cost reduction benefit.



Eniram LogoFeedback from 50 commercial shipping operators on digitalizing their business

As part of productizing our latest product line we sat down to meet with 50 operators and mapped out their needs, ambitions, expectations and disappointments in their digitalization work. In this blog, we give a high level overview of what seems to have worked out and what often has not.