April 2013, Vol. 240 No. 4

Features

Advanced Tension Monitoring Solution For Pipelay Vessels

MAATS Tech Ltd. is a specialist ship design organization with expertise in the provision of turnkey carousel systems and associated equipment installed in special purpose vessels used for laying flexible pipe, umbilicals and power cables. On such vessels, the cable or pipe is fed through a tensioner before being loaded to and from the carousel system as part of the laying process. Maintaining the correct tension in the pipe or cable is crucial to achieving its successful seabed deployment, as well as for the avoidance of equipment malfunction and associated downtime. Strainstall was able to provide MAATS with a simple and non-intrusive system comprising of bespoke load cells a

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