COMPUTERIZED MONITORING OF MOORING LINE LOADS

Additional protection is now available against break-out by large ships moored in port. At the heart of the system is a Texas Instruments 9900 16-bit microprocessor using special, Strainstall-developed, software. It is linked to a 22-in TV for display purposes, and to an alphanumeric recorder. The system can handle 32 data channels, corresponding to 32 mooring lines. The display consists of a mimic diagram representing the ship and its moorings. The latter are shown in their correct configuration and a bar chart beneath the diagrams indicates the load on each hook. The system can cater for any hook load, the regular version allowing the normal maximum of 100 tons on each. Where an overload or underload (due to a slack line) occurs, the colour of the relevant bar changes from yellow to red. In the event of an overload an audible alarm sounds as well. This, too, may be repeated on the jetty and/or ship's bridge so that immediate remedial action can be taken.

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    Intec Press Limited

    3 Station Parade
    Whyteleafe, Surrey,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

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  • Accession Number: 00330937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM