UK based Datum Electronics has been awarded a contract from Oldendorff Carriers, to supply our owned fleet with Datum Shaft Power Meter systems, to seamlessly integrate with various existing ship performance monitoring systems.
As a part of our eco fleet strategy, over 90% of the Oldendorff owned fleet is now comprised of environmentally friendly vessels. Oldendorff is implementing fleet and ship performance monitoring systems, which are aimed at reducing our carbon footprint, while improving the technical and operational efficiency of our ships. The addition of shaft power torque meters is an important part of being able to optimize our consumption and reduce our emissions.
Datum’s Ship Torsion Meters have been specifically designed for commercial vessels with single or multiple shaft installations, to provide ongoing power monitoring data on ships for fuel economy and equipment maintenance scheduling programs. The system gives real time measurements of torque, power, thrust and dynamic torque, which helps the ship monitoring system meet the SEEMP requirements.
Paul Lynch, Commercial Sales Manager at Datum Electronics said: “We are extremely pleased to have been chosen by Oldendorff Carriers, as this contract represents a major endorsement of our commitment to them. Oldendorff are totally committed to providing the best for their customers, by demanding the highest commitment from their suppliers, and we completely appreciate that approach. At Datum Electronics, our culture is to listen to our customers and this has resulted in us being able to provide vessel systems that meet fluid market needs for technology.
By working continuously on our research and development, whilst also paying attention to changing Marine market demands, we have produced a product that is at the leading edge of design in flexibility and technology. We provide not only a Torsion meters, but also a complete package, which can be easily integrated into Ship Performance Monitoring systems, from various providers all over the world. We also provide worldwide support and installation expertise, so we are able to be fully responsive to our customers’ requirements.”
Felix Lemke, Junior Projects Manager at Oldendorff Carriers mentioned: “For us, the big advantage of the Datum Torque meter is its modular design. As the rotor belt’s size is adjustable, it can fit on any size of shaft, which gives the system great flexibility. The installations are carried out by very knowledgeable and well-experienced commissioning engineers, which is complemented by an excellent level of pre and after-sales support provided by the broader Datum team. The Datum Torque meter plays an important role in the efficient operation of our performance monitoring system by generating reliable data which we can use to optimise voyages and maintain our fleet.”
“By using our modular standard systems, Oldendorff will be able to easily upgrade to our new technology in near future, geared towards condition-based monitoring and improved predictive maintenance – Diesel Hawk. Using extremely high resolution and sampling rates, Diesel Hawk allows us to see each cylinder action and each propeller cycle, superimposed on the overall shaft power data” added Mark Gladdis, Commercial Marine Product Manager at Datum Electronics.
As well as supplying shaft power torque meters, Datum Electronics will also be responsible for providing installation of the ship torsion meter systems on every vessel in the Oldendorff Carriers owned fleet. Committed to being responsive to customer needs, the company will perform system installations and internal crew training, through their established network of competent service providers worldwide.