In general Fuel Monitoring System consists of these main components:
- Fuel level sensors (special analog or digital fuel level sensor);
- Devices for storing data from fuel level sensor (fuel data logger);
- Computer systems with custom fuel monitoring software for storing all data and analyzing levels and consumption.
Fuel monitoring and analyzing systems operate in a full automatic mode, "day & night". Collecting and storing detailed information and providing that data real time for Vessel Operators.
Fuel usage monitoring is also trended to calculate loss of hull efficiency over periods of time therefore allowing the operator to schedule yard periods.