Despatched this week to a customer in Canada were these two X/Y 50kN stainless steel load pins. Designed for subsea use at around a 5 metre depth, they have IP68 sealing and have been pressure tested to 20psi. Fitted with a SubConn micro connector they have also been supplied with a load centralising bobbin and anti-rotation plate. Both X and Y strain gauge bridges provide a 4-20mA output.
The load pins will be installed in the mooring bridle of a buoy that experiences ice impact while being moored in fast moving water. The load pins are required to measure the bridle/chain orientation and the magnitude of the load caused by the water/ice flow on the buoys.