December 11, 2017
Indian distributors purchase five off DLM award winning product, the Subsea Data Logging Tensile Link. The five load cells will be used to measure line tension on a mooring line for a project in conjunction with the Indian Oceanographic team.
The Subsea Data logging Tensile Link is a robust Tensile Link used for measuring tensile loads on subsea mooring lines, underwater deployments and other similar applications. Available in load ranges from five tonne up to 200 tonne the instrument measures and records the applied load using an internal data logger which was developed by DLM Electronic Engineers.
Fully sealed to withstand subsea environments the load cell is capable of being deployed in up to 3000m water depth for periods of up to one year. Manufactured from Stainless Steel or Nickel plated Steel (depending on customers’ requirements) the load cell is pressure tested and fully calibrated after manufacture to ensure reliability and accuracy to the highest degree.
The internal data logger inside the tensile link is self-powered and enables load readings to be recorded at a maximum rate of 1Hz for periods of up to 12 months depending on the sample rate. Data logs can be accessed by using the supplied subsea cable which is connected to the subsea connector mounted to the side of the load cell in a protective shroud. Stored as .CSV file format the logs are easily accessible using already existing PC software like Microsoft Excel, enabling easy data processing after de mobbing.
The customer wanted to adapt the product slightly to record the data over one year with recordings being logged every 15 seconds. This is something DLM design team were able to look into and produce.
Mike Sprague, Operations Manager at DLM comments ‘Since launching this product in April and winning the Spirit of Innovation award at the European Commercial Marine event we have had a substantial amount of enquiries from across the globe. It is a product which we are able to adapt to suit to the clients application, which is what we have managed to do in this case.’