- Ranges from 5 to 100te
- Stainless steel construction
- Environmentally sealed to IP67
Ports and terminals worldwide face the challenge of dealing with ever larger vessels and cruise ships. Also, due to climate change, more extreme weather conditions are having an impact on the levels of strain the mooring lines are subjected to. Strong wind, waves and currents mean that even when docked, ships are constantly in motion. This means the tension placed through mooring lines is changing all the time, contributing to material fatigue and reducing service life. Additionally, if one or several mooring lines experience higher tension levels than others, there is a real risk of the mooring line breaking, resulting in potential damage to the jetty and to personnel.
To ensure a vessel stays securely docked, the tension in each mooring rope must be subject to the same loading or tension, or as close to as possible. This can be achieved through the installation of a mooring tension measurement system, which continually monitors the loads on each mooring line, so that any instances of overload or underload can be identified immediately. Port operators can then alert vessel masters so that they can take prompt corrective action to evenly redistribute mooring line loads.
The mooring measurement systems that LCM Systems supply use either load measuring pins installed into quick release mooring hooks, or load shackles/load links that are installed into the mooring line structure and secured to existing port mooring facilities. The load measurement data provided is then usually fed into a PLC system, but a separate read out can be provided where appropriate (usually in smaller ports and harbours). This can also include alarms that are triggered in the event of overload situations.
Below is a selection of some of our most popular standard load cell and sensor based products used for Mooring Tension Measurement applications
Below is a selection of our most popular standard instrumentation products used for Mooring Tension Measurement applications
Below is a selection of some of our custom design product solutions used for Mooring Tension Measurement applications
What Mooring Tension Measurement Applications have LCM Systems already satisfied?
Please review some of the recent news items relating to Mooring Tension Measurement load cells, load pins and associated instrumentation that we have supplied to our customer base. These will help demonstrate the experience we have in finding solutions for our customers, in a addition to the standard product offering available for this application.
21st Feb 2020
We are often asked to supply load pins to suit customer supplied load shackles from various manufacturers.
3rd Aug 2018
We have recently despatched a 1000te telemetry load shackle, which is now on its way to a major world leading oil & gas service provider, where it will be utilised on one of their offshore pipelaying vessels.
27th Apr 2018
Ready for despatch are these Ex’d Zone 1 & 2 certified ATEX load pins, which will be shipped to a major shipbuilding and heavy industry construction company in the Middle East.
24th Aug 2017
Recently despatched from our factory were two ATEX load shackles, each rated to 250 tonnes, to be used for mooring hawser tension monitoring on a CALM buoy system.
13th Jul 2017
Due to leave the factory today are 6 x 30te ATEX/IECEx Zone 1 & 2 approved load pins which will be installed in an automated mooring