As it stands, these new Fast Frigates operate efficiently either at 14 knots where they can't keep up with the fleet or at 40 knots where the fleet can't keep up with them.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 01, 2015
After careful review by the editors of Marine Propulsion and the advisory panel, the 2015 awards shortlist has been decided. The IntelliJet propulsion technology for fast boats and ships is nominated for the “Innovation Award” to be presented at the Annual Marine Propulsion Conference April 15-16 in London.
Trends toward fuel efficiency, reduced emissions, electronic control, safety, and reduction of damage to marine life are making this technology increasingly relevant, according to IntelliJet President Jeff Jordan.
Jordan also notes that, due to their high speed capability and shallow draft, marine jet drives have already displaced propellers in most new military and commercial craft, even though jets consume more fuel at lower speeds, where many spend most of their time. IntelliJet is the obvious next step, because it combines the advantages of conventional marine jets with higher performance, significantly better fuel economy, and reduced carbon emissions.
The Innovation-Award news follows Jordan’s technical paper on electronically controlled propulsion and computer simulation for high speed boats and ships, presented at the American Society of Naval Engineers’ ASNE Day 2015 .
Citing the US Navy commitment to reduce shipboard fuel consumption 50% by 2020, Jordan uses the re-designation of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) to Fast Frigate (FF) as an example of the need for innovative solutions like IntelliJet to achieve the required performance and fuel efficiency in its new role.
He states, “As it stands, these new Fast Frigates operate efficiently either at 14 knots where they can't keep up with the fleet or at 40 knots where the fleet can't keep up with them.”
About IntelliJet Marine, Inc.
IntelliJet brings modern control methods to marine propulsion to achieve a combination of higher performance, higher fuel efficiency, and lower carbon emissions. The system acts as a continuously variable power transmission for boats and ships. It is scalable to marine craft ranging from small recreational boats and patrol boats to fast ships and is suitable for new construction or retrofit in existing vessels. The company has US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand patents, and patents pending in the European Union.
IntelliJet has working relationships with a motor supplier and a recreational boat builder and is looking for strategic, manufacturing and financial partners for military, commercial, unmanned watercraft and high speed boats.
For more info please see http://www.power.iiJet.com.