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NEW Stainless Steel Flowmeters Receive
ABS Product Design Assessment Certification

FloScan Instrument Company, Inc. is pleased to announce that we have obtained ABS Product Design Assessment Certification for our new line of Series K Stainless Steel Diesel Fuel Flowmeters.  This certification permits the installation of FloScan Fuel Monitoring Systems on ABS-classed vessels and oil rigs which require steel piping components.  See PDA Certificate Number 13-HS1050296-PDA.   

FloScan is the world's leading manufacturer of Fuel Monitoring Systems for permanent installation on diesel and gasoline engines.  FloScan Systems are installed worldwide on commercial and recreational vessels, stationary industrial generators and general aviation aircraft... everywhere internal combustion engines are used.  Since FloScan flowmeters were first introduced in aircraft 40 years ago, more than 750,000 FloScan sensors and systems have found their way onto almost every make of gasoline and diesel engine in the world rated from 25hp to 6000hp. 

What makes our turbine flowmeter design superior to others is the internal fuel bypass feature which makes it immune to fuel blockage.  This "Fail-Open" design eliminates the costly addition of a fuel bypass line required by oval gear positive displacement flowmeter manufacturers to address this issue.  On critical engine applications such as a marine propulsion engine, industrial power generator or aircraft application, fuel blockage can have disastrous consequences.  Whatever your fuel measurement needs, FloScan provides the most economical and safest solution on the market.

The FloScan Advantage
– New Stainless Steel Flowmeters receive ABS Product Design Assessment Certification
– ISO 19920/19921 Fire Test Certified (American Bureau of Shipping requirement)
– Over 40 years of experience monitoring fuel flow
– 750,000+ engine installations without a single fuel blockage
– Meets all engine manufacturer fuel restriction specifications
– "Fail-Open" design eliminates the need for a fuel bypass line
– Blocked rotor has no adverse effect on fuel flow and pressure drop
– Extremely low pressure drop as compared to positive displacement sensors
– Flow sensor has no replaceable parts (maintenance free with infinite bearing life)
– Repeatability guaranteed to (+/-) 0.5% for lifetime of flow sensor


NEW DataLog Fuel Monitoring Software for FloNET Systems

DataLog was designed to satisfy customer requests to record fuel usage data for NOx emissions reporting and to simplify fuel inventory control.  It also provides the captain with valuable real-time fuel flow data to pinpoint the engine speed to improve fuel economy up to 20% or more.  And the individual fuel flow rates and temperatures keep track of the engine’s health and performance.  Changes in these parameters under normal operating conditions, such as a reduction in the supply flow rate or a marked increase in the return flow temperature, are a clear indication that something's amiss and should be investigated.  This feature alone could save thousands of dollars in downtime and repair costs.  Click on our Featured Video (right side bar) for a demonstration.

Fuel flow parameters recorded and displayed include:
• Net fuel flow rate
• Net fuel usage total
• Supply flow rate and temperature
• Return flow rate and temperature

Vessel parameters recorded and displayed include:
• Speed over ground
• Course over ground
• Fuel efficiency
• GPS coordinates

The data recorded on the PC is automatically transferred to a custom-programmed FloScan flash drive as a CSV spreadsheet file.  The USB flash drive is automatically synched with the latest "unrecorded" data each time the flash drive is inserted.  This can be done daily, weekly, monthly, etc..., to retrieve the data or the file can be manually e-mailed as an attachment directly from the vessel's PC.  Each commercial copy can monitor and record up to 16 engines simultaneously on a NMEA 2000 or CANbus (network) backbone. Software also includes custom CSV spreadsheet report generation.  Contact FloScan for pricing.


FloNET® Interface Series for NMEA 2000

The FloNET® Diesel Series is designed to interface with a NMEA 2000 network.  The FloNET Interface hub takes current fuel rate values and broadcasts it to the network via PGN 65280 (FloScan Fuel Rate) and PGN 65281 (FloScan Fuel Total).  The data is also broadcast simultaneously under PGN 127489 (Engine Parameters Dynamic) and PGN 127497 (Engine Trip Parameters).  Garmin, Lowrance, Simrad and Nobeltec are a few of the manufacturers that offer immediate product compatibility.  Click Here for more info.


Run Without Fear of Empty Fuel Tanks

Adventure without misadventure
How many times have you hesitated to try new grounds or stay our longer because you couldn't trust your fuel tank gauges? Introducing a remarkable tool that'll give you more fishing and greater range with no fuel worries. Plus, it pays for itself: The FloScan Fuel Computer.

FloScan Fuel Computers show exact fuel use
FloScan Fuel Computers show exactly how much fuel you've used, and how fast you're using it. Rather than trying to measure what's sloshing around in your tanks, FloScan's electronic sensors determine fuel flow right at your engine. And the computerized display indicates precise consumption totals. There's no guesswork. Unlike fluctuating fuel tank float gauges, you receive immediate, accurate data. No matter how rough the seas, no matter how many tanks or engines in your boat.

For less than the cost of a tow
A FloScan Fuel Computer pays for itself in fuel savings alone. You can easily set your boat's most efficient speed by watching your FloScan to see how fuel usage varies at different speeds and running conditions. Most skippers can save 10%-15% on their fuel bill, so the serious fisherman/cruise can pay for his FloScan in less than a season. Something else to consider: a FloScan Fuel Computer costs less than a typical tow if you run out of fuel. (Think of it as an insurance policy with an automatic dividend of more fishing and real dollar savings).

Monitors your boat's heartbeat
A FloScan Fuel Computer serves as a watchdog on engine performance. For example, if your GPH or MPH increases from what you've already determined to be a efficient operating level, you'll know something's amiss - nicked prop, fouled hull, engine problem, etc. Even something as simple as a defective spark plug can up your fuel consumption by 20-40%, with no other noticeable change in engine operation.

Trusted observer
With the same opto-electronic technology used by the safety-driven aviation industry (FloScan's are virtually the only fuel flow sensors given FAA approval for use in general aviation aircraft), our marine fuel computers have a scant margin of error of less than 2% with on-board calibration. Tough, durable components like sapphire rotor bearings, precision aluminum die-castings, and gold-plated detectors perform in seas nasty enough to drive barracudas below decks.

Outboards to diesel cruisers
FloScan has a model for just about every gasoline engine built, from single outboards to high-performance inboards. And our diesel models are the first affordable diesel fuel monitoring systems in the marine world, priced about 75% less than any comparable competitive product. We'll match the system to your engine. All we need is your engine make, model number, and hp rating.

International leaders in fuel flow technology
We've been connected to some well-known engines. FloScan is the world's #1 producer of fuel flow sensor systems - over 500,000 used on cars, trucks, boats, and airplanes. (As a matter of fact, we invented them for each of these industries). Mercury Marine uses our fuel flow instruments to test engines. So does Power and Motoryacht Magazine for their boat test reports.

In the air
Over 180,000 FloScan sensors have been installed on aircraft such as Cessna, Piper, and Beechcraft. Remember in 1986, the record-breaking, non-stop, around-the-world flight of the "Voyager'" in which error-free fuel monitoring was absolutely paramount to the mission? Pilots Yeager and Rutan were guided by FloScan fuel flow meters. We'll give you the same security at sea. Whether you're fishing the Canyons, the Keys, Cabo, Catalina, or the Kenai, FloScan can extend your range and give you peace of mind - with an instrument that pays for itself.

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Read the latest FloScan article
Fuel Conservation Research in the New England Groundfish Fishery
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Learn how to install and use our new DataLog Software. Fast forward to the 2:00 minute mark for software features.

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R/V Point Sur Case Study
FloScan Reduces Fuel Consumption and Lessens Environmental Impact.

Fuel costs are the single largest recurring expense involved in operating a commercial vessel and FloScan is dedicated to providing advanced Fuel Flow Computers that maximize vessel fuel efficiency.

Upcoming Trade Shows

June 15 - 17, 2015.  Inland Marine Expo - Booth 260.  Union Station.  St Louis, Missouri