- From 500 kgs to 1500 tonnes
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A single point mooring (SPM) is a floating buoy anchored offshore that allows the handling of liquid cargo in areas where a dedicated onshore facility for loading and unloading cargo is not available. They serve as a link between shore-based facilities and large oil tankers for loading or offloading oil and gas cargo.
The SPM buoy is moored to the seabed using a mooring arrangement that it permits the buoy to move freely within defined limits that take into consideration waves, current and wind conditions. The incorporation of a single point mooring monitoring system provides protection to the mooring by ensuring it is not overloaded. This allows for safe transfer of product and reduces the risk of accidents and expensive unscheduled down-time. This is particularly critical during product transfer operations due to the increased risk of spillage.
LCM Systems can manufacture load monitoring pins that are installed in the mooring bridle to provide real time load information to SPM operators that allows them to continuously monitor mooring loads and take action as soon as a potential overload system is identified. We can also supply subsea load shackles and load links for inline mooring load measurement. All are manufactured to the highest standards to ensure many years of trouble-free, reliable operation.
Below is a selection of some of our most popular standard load cell and sensor based products used for Single Point Mooring Systems (SPM) applications
Below is a selection of our most popular standard instrumentation products used for Single Point Mooring Systems (SPM) applications
Below is a selection of some of our custom design product solutions used for Single Point Mooring Systems (SPM) applications
What Single Point Mooring Systems (SPM) Applications have LCM Systems already satisfied?
Please review some of the recent news items relating to Single Point Mooring Systems (SPM) 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.
2nd Jun 2023
This 200 tonne load pin, manufactured for a leading UK supplier of CALM buoy remote monitoring and control equipment, will be fitted into a load shackle and used for mooring line load monitoring on a single point mooring buoy.
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.