Monitor Systems Engineering

Group News: December 2015

ATEX Compliant Load Monitoring System: Umbilical Tension Monitoring / Bespoke and Standard System Packages

ATEX Compliant Load Monitoring System

Monitor Systems supply bespoke and standard system packages for umbilical tension monitoring on offshore rigs and vessels.

At the heart of the MSSL Tension Monitoring System is an EExd enclosure featuring a glass window with LED digital display showing the ‘tension’ monitored in kilograms.

The indicators input the 4-20mA signal from the load cell, provide a signal re-transmit to the external displays and provide a user set-point alarm. The re-transmit signal includes the Tare from the master display.

All EExd enclosures are fitted with a push button protected by a flip up cover. This provides a Tare (zero) facility.

The system is supplied complete with an ATEX rated audible klaxon, load cell amplifier and a pair of external tension displays. The external tension display units show the Tared load value per the master EExd enclosure display. For ease of reading the display in low light conditions, the units are supplied with large back-lit LCD digits. All associated cable gland assemblies, cables, operational manuals, drawings and certification data books are included in the standard system package. Monitor Systems also undertake a full FAT on every system prior to despatch.