Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding the Aquarius Management & Automation System or Aquarius MASTM.
What is the Aquarius MAS?
The Aquarius MAS (Management & Automation System) is a data logging, performance monitoring and automation system for ships. It can also interface to marine renewable energy systems including our unique EnergySailTM technology.
The system is highly flexible and can accept inputs from a wide range of equipment & sensors from most vendors. It can also log reports, turn equipment on/off & be accessed remotely via terminals and hand-held devices.
Standard features include fuel oil consumption monitoring & logging, alarm handling & voyage trip meter.
The Aquarius MAS hardware & software is based upon the KEI 3240 platform which is in use on hundres of ships & has proven its reliablity over many years.
Can fuel consumption be monitored?
Yes, the system can monitor and record fuel consumption. This is a standard feature.
Can the data collected by the system be saved?
Data can be saved to a hard disk or removable memory device. A number of reporting options are also available.
Is the system reliable?
The hardware & software platform is based on the proven KEI 3240 Data Logger. This marine computer system is in service on hundreds of vessels and over many years has proven itself to be very reliable.
Is the Aquarius MAS type approved?
Yes. The hardware has NK, LRS, ABS & GL approval.
Can report data be automatically collected and logged?
Yes. Data can be recorded to a report file either manually or at pre-set times. It can also be imported into external fleet management software applications.
Can the Aquarius MAS be retrofitted to existing ships?
Yes. The footprint of the system in terms of hardware is relatively small and does not require extensive cabling.
Can custom screens and menu be provided?
Yes. A wide range of customisation options are available. Please contact us to discuss your requests.
What languages are supported?
English and Japanese are supported.
Can new or updated software be installed easily?
Software updates or new features can be added easily via the use of software provided on a flash memory device. Ship owners & operators can start with a basic Aquarius MAS package and then update later if required.
Can we install a basic system and then expand it later or add new features and hardware?
One major advantage of the Aquarius MAS is its flexibility in terms of software and hardware. This means that it is relatively easy to add new features or hardware at a later date if required. For example the Aquarius MAS configuration can be changed to adapt to new systems installed on a ship. It is even compatible with renewable energy systems we are developing for ships that are yet to be released.
Can equipment and sensors from different suppliers be integrated?
Yes, the Aquarius MAS can accept inputs from a variety of sensors and equipment for many vendors.
What interfaces or communication protocols are supported?
The Aquarius MAS Integrated Link System (ILS) can accept inputs from a wide range of analogue and digital sources. In addition NMEA. MODBUS, RS-232C, Ethernet and WLAN connections can be accepted. Other inputs can also be connected via a converter if required.
Please note: Aquarius MRE System, EnergySail and Aquarius MAS are trademarks of Eco Marine Power.