NEW ORLEANS –At the International WorkBoat Show, ABS Nautical Systems, a division of ABS, announced the release of its new Energy & Environmental Manager module within NS5 Enterprise, a fleet management software suite.
This module supports regulatory compliance and operational efficiency while helping owners and operators meet the environmental and operational demands they face.
Energy efficiency, emission controls and ballast water management regulations are impacting the amount of information an owner or operator is required to capture in its day-to-day operations. At the same time, rising fuel costs and anticipated environmental requirements are forcing owners and operators to find ways to improve efficiencies.
A key objective of the Energy & Environmental Manager is to help owners and operators improve fuel and lube oil consumption, fuel oil switching, cargo information and ballast activities. By simplifying and centralizing real-time environmental and energy data collection, this comprehensive module makes it easy to track, trend, and report the information required for various regulation requirements, including Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plans, ballast water management and MARPOL VI (fuel switching). The Energy & Environmental Manager also trends performance data at a ship and fleet level, allowing users to maximize operational efficiencies.
The value of the new module is enhanced by the Trim Optimization tool, which adds trim and draft optimization for improved fuel savings. It performs multiple analyses to obtain the most optimized ballast configuration to achieve minimum hull resistance.
Using these two tools, owners and operators can achieve better performance while reducing costs through streamlined data collection and analysis, more accurate reporting, demonstrable evidence of regulatory compliance and more efficient and environmentally sound operations.