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Fuel monitoring

I am thinking of installing a Floscan fuel monitoring system. The company will not guaranty the accuracy if I install main engine and genset on the same system. It might work it might not. Does anyone have any knowledge regarding this issue?
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Re: Fuel monitoring

Probably because of the variations that you can get when two devices with two different flow rates and two different return lines get involved. If your plumbing is for gasoline engine and genset, with no return lines to be factored in, and one common supply line to install the meter in, I'd expect it to work well.
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Re: Fuel monitoring

I have one main to a manifold and one return to another maniflod, so one line in, one line out, two diesel engine and one diesel hydronic heather on the same maniflods.
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Re: Fuel monitoring

I don't think fuel flow monitoring is necessary at all. One would want a fuel gauge to be sure that it isn't reading empty, when one expects a half tank. However, I monitor fuel by the hour and never want to be below a quarter tank, if I can help it. After some experience and jotting down the hr meter after each sail, I've been very close to estimating the tank level at each fill up.
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