I would like to thank you for having Aaron Ison our application engineer and myself on the F/V North American to see your system in action.
We were both quite impressed with the ability to use the power off the front of the Cat399 engine without having any effect on the fuel consumption. The package you have put together proves to be a design that could be useful in many applications. I see multiple benefits to its use. A few examples would be:
1. No longer a need for separate gensets.
2. Lowering cost and consumption of fuel.
3. Lowering cost of overall power requirements.
4. Lowering overall weight of vessel.
5. Increasing engine room space.
I would also like to add that by incorporating the Funk Pump Drive into your system it creates a bullet proof design, providing extra long term security to the end user. I wish you much success with the system GenTech has created. After seeing the system in action I’m confident that you will have success in your venture. The industries efforts to combat rising fuel prices and other economic changes needed a weapon like this to win the battle.
Good luck and let me know if there is anything else Cascade Engine Center, LLC can do to help.