Quick Release Hooks (QRH)

Quick release mooring hooks form the foundation for most modern mooring systems. They enable mooring lines to be safely secured and quickly and easily released, even when loaded to their safe working limit. This improves both the safety and efficiency of mooring operations in demanding maritime settings such as oil, gas, coal, iron, chemical and grain terminals.

By installing a load measuring pin into the quick release hook, a constant measurement of the forces on the mooring lines can be provided, allowing immediate action to be taken in the event of a slack or overload situation. Load information is displayed in real time and alarms can be set up to trigger in the event of the safe working load being exceeded.

LCM Systems have supplied hundreds of load pins to quick release mooring hook OEMs and to end users to facilitate the retrofitting of a mooring load monitoring system or to simply replace damaged or older load pins. We can supply them with amplified outputs, external greaseways and with cable glands and cables that meet individual customers specifications. We have also designed and supplied many ATEX/IECEx options for use in hazardous areas.


What Quick Release Hooks (QRH) Applications have LCM Systems already satisfied?

Please review some of the recent news items relating to Quick Release Hooks (QRH) 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.

150 Tonne ATEX/IECEx Load Pins

These 150 tonne load pins have been manufactured for a leading supplier of mooring and berthing systems based in the EU. They are certified for use in Zone 1 & 2 hazardous areas, have integral amplifiers to provide a 4-20mA output and also come with 5m of steel armoured cable. 


100te Load Pins for Mooring Application

The first batch of 6 load pins have been despatched to a leading manufacturer of mooring equipment, and will be installed in quick release mooring hooks to provide load monitoring of mooring lines.