Sensing Systems manufactures load and torque sensors. We combine our considerable design capabilities with our experience in harsh environments to address the measurement needs of the marine and oil industry. We are the main supplier of underwater/submersible sensors for the major offshore exploration and oceanographic institutions around the world. Our sensors are used to measure:
Our sensors are fully submersible and operate in a wide range of challenging environments. They are used by research vessels, tankers, ferries, offshore platforms, fishing vessels and pleasure craft.
We also provide services to obtain Torque and Horsepower Measurements in the drivetrains of marine vessels and perform vibration surveys to detect and diagnose operating problems. Please our Services page for the full range of available measurement services.
Sensing Systems manufactures marine sensors to address the full spectrum of measurement requirements found in commercial vessels. We also install temporary or permanent systems to monitor operating equipment. The following are a few examples:
We design and manufacture force sensors to measure towing loads between tugs and barges with capacities of up to 3,000,000 lbs.
We instrument ship’s hulls and install monitoring systems to measure hull stresses during operation. Accelerometers and tiltmeters are used in conjunction with strain gages to monitor strain, pitch, roll and yaw. These measurements become a powerful troubleshooting and analysis tool to diagnose structural issues.
We manufacture torque sensors for research and fishing vessels to monitor winch torque loads during fishing operations.
Engine Torque and Horsepower:
Sensing Systems installs permanent or temporary monitoring systems to measure engine torque and horsepower output to propellers or waterjets.
We design and manufacture load cells specifically designed for monitoring anchoring loads on floating or semisubmersible platforms.
Sailing vessels convert wind energy into movement. This energy transfer requires sails, hull and rigging working together to accomplish the task. The efficiency of this process depends on the configuration and adjustment of its components. Our sensors provide measurements that can be used to properly adjust the vessel’s rigging configuration.
Sensing Systems has been awarded US Patent No. 6,543,296 for Turnbuckle Sensors. These sensors are used to accurately measure loads in shrouds and backstays in sailboats standing rigging. In addition, tangs, backstay adjusters, chain plates, rod rigging and just about any rigging component can be instrumented to measure loads. Masts can be instrumented to measure the compressive load applied by rigging components as they are adjusted to ensure accurate and repeatable settings.
Benefits derived from measuring rigging loads include:
All our sensors may be incorporated into existing electronics or may be supplied with their own signal conditioning and display units.
Sensing Systems has developed unique and innovative methods and procedures under challenging conditions and environments for Marine and Oil Applications. If you have a unique need, contact one of our qualified specialists! We’ll be glad to answer any question you may have. Just send us an email, give us a call or fill out the form above.