Sensors for vessel performance

What are the sensors that are installed onboard a vessel for the performance monitoring?


Hello Iro,

In the majority of cases, installing the following sensors is adequate for accurately monitoring a vessel’s performance:

  1. A torque meter at the propeller shaft to measure shaft power.
  2. Coriolis-type mass flowmeters for measuring accurately the fuel oil consumption in propulsion engines, generators, and boilers.
  3. A speed log for measuring speed through water (standard installation as per SOLAS).

Next, an electronic interface should be implemented to collect and transmit in real time the gathered data in a meaningful format to the head office for further evaluation (telemetry).

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