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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.
20th Jan 2023
85te ATEX/IECEx Load Shackles for Mooring Application
Packed and ready for despatch are these 85te ATEX/IECEx certified load shackles, which will be used to monitor the loads in the mooring lines of an FSRU (Floating Storage and Regasification Unit).
29th Jul 2022
This 25te subsea load shackle has been despatched to a UK tidal turbine company. At their request it was designed to have no stainless steel components in order to minimise corrosion.
7th Jul 2022
These 285te load pins will be fitted into load shackles and used for mooring line load monitoring on a single point mooring buoy.
21st Apr 2022
Submersible Load Link With Data Logging
This stainless steel 8 tonne load link has been manufactured for a fish farm company in New Zealand, and will be used to monitor the tension in the mooring lines of large offshore floating fish tanks.
14th Apr 2022
Despatched this week and on their way to the USA are these two 1000 tonne rated load shackle pins.
2nd Nov 2021
8000N Annular Submersible Load Cell
We have recently supplied this 8000N load cell for deployment 80 metres subsea to measure the tension in the mooring line of an offshore wave power generation system.
14th May 2021
750 Tonne Load Pins for Anchor Load Monitoring
We have recently despatched an order for 40 ATEX/IECEx load pins, each rated to 750 tonnes with a diameter of 320mm and are 910mm long.
3rd Jul 2020
55 Tonne Wireless Load Shackles
On Thursday last week we received an order for five of our wireless 55 tonne TELSHACK-B load shackles, which were required urgently for a project in the Gulf of Mexico.
5th Jun 2020
ATEX/IECEx Load Pins for FLNG Production Vessel
Ready for despatch are these ATEX/IECEx certified load pins.
22nd May 2020
Despatched this week to a customer in Canada were these two X/Y 50kN stainless steel load pins.
21st Feb 2020
120te Load Pin for Mooring Bollard Load Monitoring
We are often asked to supply load pins to suit customer supplied load shackles from various manufacturers.
13th Dec 2019
Manufactured for a US customer and despatched this week were two of our 400 tonne telemetry load shackles.
11th Oct 2019
200te Wireless & Cabled Load Shackles
On their way to an Oil & Gas production systems provider in the UAE are these two 200te load shackles that can be used wirelessly or via cable.
4th Oct 2019
100te Load Pins for Mooring Application
The first batch of 6 load pins have been despatched to a le