RAMS® - Real Time Integrity Monitoring System for FPSOs and FLNGs
RAMS® is an ATEX compliant 360° mooring line and riser integrity monitoring system for Floating Production Storage and Offloading Units (FPSOs) and Floating Liquid Natural Gas vessels (FLNGs).
RAMS® is a dual-function system monitoring the presence, integrity and position of mooring lines, risers and bend stiffeners 24/7 from a single sonar head* deployed beneath the vessel, providing full asset integrity monitoring without the need for additional sensors fitted to each line.
Deployed through the FPSO turret, the RAMS® sonar provides simultaneous real-time feedback on the status of all lines.
RAMS® incorporates a unique beam steerable transmitter that allows the system to be configured on installation to ensure the optimum sonar return from the mooring lines and risers and to provide 100% target detection and reliability.
Unlike other mooring line monitoring systems, Tritech's RAMS® technology is suitable for long-term deployment capability as it has no mechanical moving parts and does not require batteries or cables from the mooring lines or risers to the turrets, resulting in a very reliable and easy to maintain system.
Continuous data recording allows for detailed data export for offline trend and fatigue analysis.
* Additional sonar heads may be required to see all targets depending on diameter and configuration of turret.
Our sister company, Focal Technologies, a Moog Inc. company, specialises in providing electrical slip rings, fiber optic rotary joints, hydraulic utility swivels and fiber optic multiplexer solutions for the worldwide marine industry including ROV, seismic, FPSO turret and oceanographic applications. Focal is also a provider of custom FPSO swivel assemblies, certified for use in hazardous environments.
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