Equipment Sand and vibration monitoring During the summer ClampOn received orders worth NOK 25 million for its topside and subsea sensor systems. The unique combination of sand and vibration monitoring is proving to be especially popular and has become the preferred solution for several projects. ClampOn’s vibration monitoring systems provide nonintrusive monitoring of three dimensional vibrations in real-time. They can be installed on a wide variety of subsea structures and pipelines, providing early detection of high frequency vibrations before they develop into more damaging low frequency vibrations. The technology can be incorporated into the ClampOn DSP Subsea Particle Monitor, giving clients sand rates and the vibration monitoring using just one sensor. Vibration monitoring is also available in a separate instrument, the ClampOn DSP Subsea Vibration Monitor. Orders received over the last few months are for projects
Frequency analysis of one of three axes of vibration used for vibration monitoring.
in countries such as Norway, Indonesia, UK, Malaysia, Russia, China and the United Arab Emirates, showing once again that ClampOn’s products are a vital part of oil and gas production worldw
CSA Completes Sea Trials of its New USV The Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) is the latest tool in CSA’s scientific equipment pool, providing the company with a unique capability for performing a wide variety of surveys in hazardous, remote, sensitive, and shallow water areas. The USV can be pre programmed or controlled remotely to perform survey transects, while recording and/or streaming data back to its command center.
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The vehicle has the payload, power, and data bandwidth to carry a variety of sensors – supporting both scientific and geophysical surveys. “CSA has utilized USV technology in the past to collect data in areas traditional vessels could not access,” stated Kevin Peterson, CEO of CSA. “This technology allows us to reach areas and collect data in a precise, safe, and efficient manner unlike any other marine asset available today.”
The August edition of UT3, the magazine of the SUT