PETROBRAS PURCHASES OCEANTECH TANKER TERMINAL MONITORING SYSTEM

THE PETROBRAS SYSTEM IS FOR TWO SINGLE POINT MOORING BUOYS IN THE CAMPOS BASIN FIELD, 150 KMS OFFSHORE BRAZIL.

THE SYSTEM MONITORS THE TANKER MOORING CONDITIONS AS CRUDE OIL IS LOADED THROUGH THE BUOY FROM NEARBY OIL PRODUCTION PLATFORMS.

IT IS DESIGNED TO GIVE EARLY WARNING OF A POTENTIAL HAZARDOUS SITUATION REQUIRING ACTION BY THE MOORING MASTER, OR A SHUTDOWN FROM THE PLATFORM.

THE SYSTEM MONITORS:

LOAD ON THE MOORING HAWSERS TO THE TANKER
PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE OF THE CRUDE OIL
WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION
SEA CURRENT SPEED AND DIRECTION
WAVE HEIGHT

IN ADDITION THE PURCHASE INCLUDES TWO TANKER BERTHING AIDS. THESE GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO A TANKER APPROACHING THE SPM MOORINGS:

DISTANCE TO BUOY
SPEED OF TANKER (ABSOLUTE)
BEARING TO BUOY

THE SYSTEM INCORPORATES TELEMETRY EQUIPMENT ON EACH BUOY TO COMMUNICATE WITH AN ON-PLATFORM MASTERSTATION. THE MASTERSTATION IS PC BASED RUNNING ’S ‘SCADAPLUS’ SOFTWARE. THE SOFTWARE PROVIDES REAL TIME DISPLAYS WITH ALARM FACILITIES. IT ALSO ALLOWS FOR PROCESSING OF HISTORICAL DATA AND TREND ANALYSIS.

PETROBRAS HAVE CHOSEN TO PURCHASE THE ‘HAWSER LIFE’ SOFTWARE MODULE, WHICH KEEPS AN UP TO DATE RECORD OF THE REMAINING STRENGTH IN EACH HAWSER.

ALSO SUPPLIED ARE PORTABLE MARINE DISPLAY UNITS FOR USE ON THE TANKER BRIDGE.

TO ENSURE VERY HIGH QUALITY RADIO TRANSMISSION UNDER ALL CONDITIONS, THE SYSTEM USES DUAL REDUNDANT COMMUNICATION PATHS.

Ocean Technical Systems Ltd.
P.O.Box 752, Sutton, Surrey, U.K. SM2 7RQ
Tel: +44 (020) 8643-2233 Fax: +44 (020) 8643-6444
e-mail: oceantech@oceantechsys.com


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