Krill Systems Inc., a leader in advanced fuel and vessel monitoring systems, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Washington State Department of Transportation for fitting on the MV Walla Walla operated by Washington State Ferries.
MV Walla Walla is a Jumbo Class auto/passenger ferry measuring: 440ft LOA, 87ft beam, 18ft draft and is powered by four Diesel-Electric engines delivering 11,500hp.
Washington State Ferries’ decision recognized that fuel savings could be achieved by carefully analyzing fuel-burn and changing certain vessel operating practices without reducing the level of service provided to their customers. Krill Systems was selected as the company best able to deliver the results they were seeking.
Krill Systems uses Microsoft SQL server database technology to record on-board sensor data with 2 second resolution and storage capacity of at least one year. Any communication system including cellular internet access, supporting standard SMTP email protocols, may be used to transmit customizable reports and sensor data menus, in Excel format, to any location(s) that the information is needed.
Fuel-burn analysis obtained, so far, from the Krill system indicates that larger than expected fuel savings can be achieved with relatively small operating changes. In their continuing efforts to reduce operating costs to a minimum while still delivering world-class ferry services, Washington State Ferries sees Krill Systems, Inc. as an effective partner in their continuing efforts to reduce the cost of operating their diesel-powered fleet.
For more information contact:
Brian Staton, VP Sales and Marketing
Krill Systems Inc.,