HomeNewsFloScan Fuel Computers–Upgrade for Older Boats The case study of the 37′ Topaz Relentless clearly illustrates that FloScan’s amazing FloNet system can improve vessel performance and reliability while reducing operating costs. Read it now at www.FLOSCAN.com. FloScan is proud to announce the latest in a new series of vessel case studies that appear regularly on the company website. FloScan Fuel Computers offer owners of older diesel and gas powered boats like the Relentless an easy upgrade to assist in reducing operating costs and improve reliability through the monitoring of real-time fuel consumption. In this case study the vessel was equipped with FloScan fuel sensors and FloNet NEMA 2000 network hubs which flawlessly interface with the boat’s updated onboard navigational electronics. This integration of systems greatly expands the way fuel data can be used and with dramatic results. “I was impressed by how simple the interface was,” said owner Tom Trageser. “I located the FloNet units in the overhead radio box at the helm and then ran the NMEA 2000 cables to the network bus that integrates the sonar, radar and GPS incoming signals to the two LCD displays and plugged it in. When I fired up the electronics it pulled up the fuel data on a special page in the menu. That part of the install was plug-and-play and the amount of data available when the two systems were combined blew me away.” The FloNet NMEA 2000 network hub can be used to integrate FloScan Fuel Computer systems with the latest navigational electronics from Simrad, Lowrance, Raymarine, Garmin, Furuno and other manufacturers of marine electronics. “There are thousands of well-maintained older recreational vessels on the water today that continue to provide their owners with years of fishing and cruising enjoyment,” said Joe Dydasco, Director of Sales. “The Relentless, a 1989 37′ Topaz Express, is a prime example and the story of its new owner’s experiences since purchasing it two years ago is interesting and informative reading.” Fuel is the single largest recurring expense associated with the operation of any boat and FloScan is dedicated to providing advanced systems to maximize fuel efficiency and operational integrity. FloScan systems are available for diesel and gasoline powered boats, inboard, I/O and outboard, and offer an array of networking and data logging peripherals. They are the culmination of over 30 years of experience developing and manufacturing fuel flow computers right here in the United States for marine, civil aviation and industrial generator applications. With over 750,000 FloScan fuel computer systems sold they maintain an unparalleled record of accuracy and dependability. For more information about FloScan Fuel Computers and to read the Relentless case study go to www.FLOSCAN.com. It could be the smartest thing you can do for your boat and your wallet.