We've contacted the Integrated Fuel company to design a fuel management system for our older 105' motor vessel. The Windows based system has been working flawlessly therefore removing any stress regarding whether or not we still have fuel in our tanks. This is a great system that is reliable and precise, I give it a big thumbs up.
Marc-André Gosselin, Captain
M/Y Pirate Radio
We order PLC based monitoring systems (tank levels and engines) from Integrated Fuel for all the new Hamptons we sell. This system instills confidence in our customers and is very accurate and reliable. We even monitor the raw water pump temperature. The pump will get very hot and destroy the impeller if a plastic bag gets ingested. If this happens an adjustable alarm will notify the operator. We highly recommend Integrated Fuel's products and services.
Captain Forest Roberts
Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
Dear Mr. Mitchell,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for introducing me to your line of analog to digital fuel and water quantity gauges. As you know, before we installed your instruments, we had rather inaccurate and hard to read analog fuel and water tank gauges. We cruise the Bahamas several months a year and prefer to buy our fuel in Ft. Lauderdale where it typically costs around two dollars per gallon less than in the Bahamas. Due to the inaccuracy and associated guesswork related to the use of the old instruments, we had to carry more fuel than we actually needed. After we installed your digital gauges, we were finally able, with great confidence, to buy all of our cruising fuel in Ft. Lauderdale, saving money and having peace of mind. Thank you for the wonderful up-grade.
Owner – Infinity.
65 Foot Fairline Yacht
Integrated Fuel is headed by an electrical engineer and it really shows - I would certainly recommend and encourage the use of any products and/or relationship offered by Integrated Fuel.
Captain M/V Longevity
2000 to 2010 For a complete report on this boat see below
Regarding M/Y Longevity - Shelter Island 50 designed by Doug Zurn
After running my boss's brand new boat out of fuel offshore (due to inaccurate fuel gauges), it seemed it was time to seek professional advice. There is only one group that designs, builds and installs their own fuel monitoring and engine gauges that I knew of (then Bravo Delta Engineering now Integrated Fuel Management). We ordered from them a complete set of high resolution, round, analog engine gauges. We also ordered 3 fuel gauges and one custom, high resolution, 4”, round Trim Tab indicator containing two adjacent pointers.
We hid the MAN engine electronic displays from view as the analog gauges are so much easier to read and much more attractive. These gauges have an unheard of 250 degree resolution and performed flawlessly over a 6 year period of brutal punishment induced by vibration and shock generated by sustained 40 to 50 knot speeds in all conditions covering 52,000 nautical miles. The shock was so bad on one trip the air conditioning compressors were torn off the brackets. The boss and I have a need for speed and sometimes the boat was out of the water as much as it was in. The gauges were built (and still are) by Hoyt in New Hampshire. All signal conditioning for these gauges was designed and built (and still is) here in Ft. Lauderdale. Only the best and strongest equipment could survive on Longevity.
The fuel gauges were so accurate and of such high resolution that I constantly amazed marina dock hands by telling them exactly how much fuel we would take - my number was usually within 4 or 5 gallons (we held 900 gallons). I was never afraid to run the boat until the fuel gauges read zero. Knowing exactly how much fuel we had reduced the number of fuel stops we had to make when on a tight schedule and/or a long passage. Running light on fuel also helped our speed. Our whole operation was made possible by those fuel gauges.
High resolution engine sensors were added to the engines to drive the new meters. The original MAN system was left intact. The gauge guys modified the original trim tab sensors to provide a high resolution output by changing the 10 turn pot to a 1 turn pot - price for the new pot was $12 and made all the difference in the world! Just touching the tab motor controls for a second would change the readings on the trim tab gauges. At 50 knots, the position of these tabs is critical. I considered this tab position info to be a very real safety factor and relied heavily on this display - it never failed. It was comforting to know you are really in control. Experimenting is not an option with 2600 hp pushing the boat at those speeds.
Part of the installation service provided was a detailed documentation package of the monitoring and fuel alarm system. Integrated Fuel is headed by an electrical engineer and it really shows - I would certainly recommend and encourage the use of any products and/or relationship offered by Integrated Fuel.
Captain M/V Longevity
2000 to 2010