Straightpoint Load Cells With Centre of Gravity Software Weigh Maritime Equipment

Four wireless compression load cells with centre of gravity software were used to weigh two subsea fabricated platforms at Pentalver’s shipping facility at Southampton Docks, UK recently.

Straightpoint supplied the 50t WNI50TC load cells and software to Rapid Response Solutions, which was tasked with weighing the remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) launching platform for Metcalfe Farms Heavy Haulage. There was a discrepancy on weight between the shipping company and the manufacturer and an accurate weight was required from a third party.

Stuart Trinder, the Business Development Associate for projects at Rapid Response, explained that a container handler was used to lift the platforms, which measured 6m long by 2.5m wide and eventually weighed in at just over 36t apiece. He said, “Over the last year we have seen an increase in the need for load monitoring equipment, which is a trend set to continue as our client base in the marine sector grows. The accuracy and reliability of the equipment, coupled with the ease of use and portability, was key to the successful outcome of the platform weighing project and will no doubt lead to future opportunities.”

 

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