The f/p Golden Alaska, a 305 ft. fish processing vessel, first started using the Fuel Catalyst in May 2014.
Over the 313 operating days in 4 successive seasons transferring Pollock from the catcher boats to the mother ship, the Golden Alaska recorded fuel savings of 90,989 gallons (approx. 290 gallons per day). The Golden Alaska is powered by twin MAK 6M551 6-cylinder engines rated at 2200hp each. It has primary and auxiliary generators powered by Caterpillar 3512 and 3508 engines. As part of the ongoing monitoring program, the Golden Alaska recorded the following results
Baseline consumption before installing the fuel catalyst
For comparison purposes, based on 28 readings over 28 days, a baseline was established using fuel not treated with the Fuel Catalyst. Average daily fuel consumption of the main engines was measured to be 3,300 gallons/day.
Consumption after installing the Fuel Catalyst
In the fishing season 2014 B, the average daily consumption of fuel treated with the Fuel Catalyst was recorded over 64 days period and the result showed a reduction of fuel used to 3,018 gallons/day, an improvement in efficiency of 8.51% (282gallons/day).
During the 2015A season, the Golden Alaska recorded fuel consumption of 2,930 gallons of fuel per day or a reduction of 370gallons/day ( 11.21%) from the untreated baseline. This finding was based on a 61 readings over 61 days. In the subsequent 2015B season fuel consumption increased slightly to 3,089 gallons of fuel per day or a reduction of 211gpd (6.42%) from baseline over a 97 day observation period.
Saved fuel – reduce CO2 emission
Based on the recorded fuel savings with fuel catalyst it is estimated that Golden Alaska has reduced the CO2 emission with more than 6%.
In addition, the Golden Alaska reports that there has been a clear and visible reduction in smoke and a significant reduction in carbon build up which should translate into reduced engine maintenance and unscheduled downtime.
What to know more about the Green Fuel Catalyst?
If you want to know more about the Green Fuel Catalyst or interested in installing a fuel catalyst on your vessels, please feel free to contact us at Scanvi-Interyards.