Sandip Ukani, operations director of Pulse Structural Monitoring (an Acteon company), will give a presentation on the monitoring of mooring lines at MCE Deepwater Development 2012 in Paris, France, on 26 March. The presentation will describe Pulse’s experience of designing and installing MoorASSURE™, a real-time mooring line monitoring system.
The MoorASSURE system was developed for a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit now deployed offshore Brazil. The system is part of Pulse’s range of mooring monitoring equipment and uses inclinometers to measure the angle of the mooring line. The system then uses these measurements to calculate the tension experienced by the mooring line.
Acoustic communication connects the system to the vessel, which enables the measuring devices to be positioned outside the load path of the mooring line and eliminates the risk of damage to cables. The system provides a reliable indication of the tension a mooring line is experiencing that can help to inform the operations team about the line’s performance.