Load Indicator for Load Transfer Operations
SEACAMEL created a load indicator to monitor the load transfer and center of gravity shift of the cargo for load transfer operations.
A shell around the GHS stability simulator software provides a dashboard with real time all relevant information for loading,- lifting,- or salvage operations
Ballasting operations are performed using a prepared ballast procedure, information from the loading computer and an on-shore measuring system.
While operations get larger and more complex, data-gathering, visualization and logging of the load transfer, stability and longitudinal bending is rarely done.
We monitor AND analyze the operation while the operation is executed. Stability software is connected directly to sensors with instant updates. The loading condition is updated continuously and presented on the screen. The effect of the external loads is hereby taken into account.
For loadouts like roll-on, skid-on or lift-on the external load is the cargo already partly on board or in the hook.
How does this help you?
The program, calculates, logs and reports real time external loads, stability, draft, heel and trim for any floating structure.
The vertical alignment of the barge or vessel relative to the quay is calculated and presented.
For float-over operations, the LMU loads are calculated.
For salvage operations, the grounding loads are calculated and variations in loads due to tide, ballasting or pulling. The required parbuckling force can be calculated if applicable.
All information is shown on a windows computer screen. The most important information is provided in a large font size on a personalized separate window.
At regular time steps, the data is logged to a clear ASCI file to allow for evaluation after completion of the operation.
Automatic Logging of the event