Choose a Daily Log Type

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Choose a Daily Log Type


You'll choose a Daily Log Type from the VMS Main menu.  



Choose the Running Machinery Daily Log because your engines do not have automatic metering and therefore requires estimation of fuel consumption from the Main Engines and Generators, based on observation.


The Running Machinery Daily Log (Measured Fuel Consumption (MFC), is chosen if your machinery is equipped with real time metering capability.  You will record fuel consumption by data entry. 


The logs are not interchangeable.  If you begin an MFC log on a vessel you must not change from that type unless a major change occurs to that same vessel, such as engine and/or generator refit to another type (extremely unlikely).  Calculations of fuel consumption and log Advance data features depend on the VMS operator making the correct choice and sticking with it.