Marine Instruments

The importance of using proper instrumentation Electrical and mechanical instrumentation invovles design, control and implementation of devices that can measure physical quantities. There is a huge amount of thought behind the proper instrument and installation choices for each small or larger measuring point. All vessels generally use state of the art instrumentation and equipment to manage everything from the engines, steering and navigation system. When the equipment malfunctions it can have a huge impact on the operational efficiency and can cause massive downtime that can put the vessel behind schedule. A broken viscoity sensor can cause wrong engine combustion, wrong additive dosing can reduce fuel efficency or worse; lubrication properties of various lubration oils. A ballast that isnt filled appropriately after loading can impact vessel stability and leaks and dangerous pressure levels in fuel tanks can impact enginre operation or even lead to disaster.

 

We provide flow meters of high accuracy of both volumetric and mass based measurement. Primarily used for fuel consumption flow measurement, but also for lube oil consumption monitoring and other applications. Whether it is low or high density; high or low viscosity or high or low flows, we have a suitable meter for your installation.

We introduce calibration solutions for the Marine and Offshore Industry. The equipment can be purchased as single components, or we can deliver configurable/customized solutions in transport boxes. We have instruments to calibrate; temperature, pneumatic pressure, weight and more. We also offer Calibration services for pressure, temperature, liquid flow, emissions and sulphur in oil.

Being able to measure viscosity oil on board is of great value. Both for spot testing bunker oil such as HFO and lubrication oil, but also continuous measurements in fuel line systems greatly improves the ability to operate a vessel optimally. The viscosity will greatly impact the fuels efficiency and ensuring that the oil is heated correctly to obtain the optimal viscosity, will help in engine operation optimization.

The purpose of most machinery on board is to generate propulsion making it possible for the ship to move from A to B. A way to measure the efficiency of this process is by measuring the torque generated by the engine and propeller. Combining this measurement with the fuel consumption will tell you how efficient the fuel is converted into propulsion. If you want to measure hull and propeller performance directly you need to measure thrust as well. This measurement can provide data on both the propellers ability to push the vessel and the drag caused by the hull.

Data and signal collection and handling is generally considered as the collection and "manipulation" of items of data to produce meaningful information. So data processeing basicly occours when data is collected and translated into usable information. Shipping is a tough competitive market and maintaining a financially viable business and vessel operation has become increasingly difficult. The market is turning to big data to get a competitive edge. But data tends to be fragmented, placed in different systems or exist only in hard copy. This lack of operational overview makes it very difficult for Captains, Operators and Fleet Managers to make the right decisions that could give your business an edge.

IKM Instrutek produce high quality vibration sensors. The sensors are used worldwide in the field of offshore, maritime, hydropower and industrial sectors. There are solutions for both online and offline vibration measurement which we can help you with to find the solution that suits you best.

DeltawaveC-WD is the new ultrasonic thickness gauge for precise and easy measurements of thickness of pipes and components.

PMI mk2: 2- and 4-stroke engine cylinder pressure measurement for Cylinder pressure analysis, similar alternative to the Leutert DPI, from TX Marine

Cori-Flow Dosing Box for fuel/water additive dosing

The system is based on a fuel flow or water meter combined with an additive dosing unit, consisting of a second flowmeter directly controlling a pump, dosing an additive. These flow instruments function as a master-slave system withratio control. The fuel flow / water meter will be the master and the additive dosing box will follow the master with acertain ratio, where the additive will be injected into the fuel/water line according to the required rate ofppm’s/percentages.

Knowing exactly how much media is present in a tank or how much product is in a cargo hold is essential for running a ship. The measurement is usually performed by a level instrument using methods such as radar, ultrasonic, electrical capacity, floaters (relays) or pressure. A level measurement can be used in many applications e.g. automating the loading and transfer of cargo, ballast water and fuel to their respective tanks as well as ensure the stability of the vessel via level based trim monitoring.

Pressure is a useful measurement and can be used in a variety of applications, such as fuel line and air intake pressure. It can also be used for safety purposes, e.g. overpressure safeguarding and leak detection... You can even use it to measure a flow rate and tank level which is very common for cargo monitoring. Cargo monitoring is a very common use on most vessels. You can even use it to measure a flow rate and tank level which is very common for cargo monitoring.