Dalby Ouse Testing New Motion and Impact Monitoring System
Dalby Offshore is currently trialling a new system for motion and impact monitoring of offshore vessels, Oceanic Dynamics, on the recently delivered crew transfer vessel Dalby Ouse.
Oceanic Dynamics is created by UK Electronic Solutions, part of NSSLGlobal Group, and is designed to protect the longevity of offshore assets by monitoring and reporting vessel impact on structures, passenger comfort and safety and engine performance and reliability.
The system uses a Microelectromechanical System (MEMS) based orientation sensor to monitor motion and impact of the vessel as it docks, enabling vessel operators to keep in line with pre-specified ranges of impact force.
Oceanic Dynamics is also able to monitor fuel efficiency, engine data, and route information, as well as the vessel’s dynamic stability within the water.
Steve Bartram, Operations Manager of Dalby Offshore, said: “We are currently trialling Oceanic Dynamics and have installed the system on our newest crew transfer vessel, ‘Dalby Ouse’. So far, we are extremely impressed with the results and have already seen real value in our investment, particularly as it helps us comply with the impact force and contractual regulations required by the client. The fact that the product is available on a contractual basis is also cost-effective and convenient.”