Award winning product shipped to India
The Subsea Data Logging Tensile Link, an Innovations Showcase award winning product, has been purchased by Indian distributors from Dynamic Load Monitoring (DLM), who have shipped five of these products to India.
The five load cells will be used to measure line tension on mooring lines for a project in conjunction with the Indian Oceanographic team.
Mike Sprague, Operations Manager at DLM comments ‘Since launching this product in April and winning the Innovations Showcase category award at the European Commercial Marine Awards event at Seawork, we have had a substantial amount of enquiries from across the globe. It is a product which we are able to adapt to suit to the clients’ application, which is what we have managed to do in this case.’
The Subsea Data logging Tensile Link is a robust Tensile Link used for measuring tensile loads on subsea mooring lines, underwater deployments and other similar applications. Available in load ranges from five tonnes up to 200 tonnes the instrument measures and records the applied load using an internal data logger which was developed by DLM Electronic Engineers.
Fully sealed to withstand subsea environments the load cell is capable of being deployed in up to 3000m water depth for periods of up to one year. Manufactured from Stainless Steel or Nickel plated Steel (depending on customers’ requirements) the load cell is pressure tested and fully calibrated after manufacture to ensure reliability and accuracy to the highest degree.
The internal data logger inside the tensile link is self-powered and enables load readings to be recorded at a maximum rate of 1Hz for periods of up to 12 months depending on the sample rate. Data logs can be accessed by using the supplied subsea cable which is connected to the subsea connector mounted to the side of the load cell in a protective shroud. Stored as .CSV file format the logs are easily accessible using existing PC software, such as Microsoft Excel, enabling easy data processing after de mobbing.
This customer wanted to adapt the product slightly to record the data over one year with recordings being logged every 15 seconds. This is something DLM design team were able to research and then produce.
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