Heatplan - Cargo heating done right
Kockumation Group's HEATPLAN is a helpful tool to be used both in the office and on board ships. This ship specific software is designed to optimize the cargo heating, i.e optimizing the steam consumption, and assist the crew in their daily work. It consists of a very complex and powerful calculating kernel that can generate heat loss data.
For every HEATPLAN software a model of the ship is made. Every aspect of the heating system, outline of the ship and other useful technical information are taken into consideration in order to make as accurate model as possible.
The user manually enters voyage, cargo and weather data. The software then summarizes all of the cargo tanks and shows required steam flow for obtaining the requested temperature, for the most economical plan as possible. The user can also manually input the desired steam flow in a tank, and the software will automatically show the resulting temperature. This is a great tool for optimizing the steam consumption, using available exhaust gas boiler steam and improving the life time on the boiler.
For every new weather forecast the user enters, HEATPLAN will automatically re-calcutate, and show the most effective cargo heating, making it a helpful tool in the day-to-day operations.
Results are shown both directly in the software or in user friendly graphs, where the savings are clearly shown. The voyages can of course be saved as well, and sent between ship and shore.