Strainstall’s full jetty management system, BerthManager™, provides complete oversight of mooring operations, enhancing safety and operational efficiency and delivering commercial benefits to asset owners.
BerthManager™ stems from Strainstall's marine operational expertise and full understanding of the value of an intelligent monitoring system providing key information during critical phases of vessel approach and mooring management.
Incorporating our innovative DockAlert™ docking system, MoorAlert™ mooring load monitoring along with environmental and metocean monitoring packages, BerthManager™ combines the latest technology into an integrated jetty management system to provide a user-friendly interface for operators.
Advanced information and data logging capabilities give real-time analysis of load, drift-off and environmental conditions to ensure jetty safety, whatever the stresses and weather conditions. In addition BerthManager™ provides outputs in a number of formats and protocols to enable easy and seamless interfacing. This allows the jetty management system to integrate in facility management networks, ESD and ship to shore communication systems.
Benefits of the BerthManager™ jetty management system:
- Significantly increases safety
- Improves docking and mooring efficiency
- Easily retrofitted
- Can be specifically designed to suit your specific requirements
- Enhances ship to shore communications
Features of the BerthManager™ jetty management system:
- User friendly displays
- Provides a mimic of the vessel and berth during vessel approach
- Provides a mimic of the berth once moored to show mooring line tensions
- Provides information on the environmental/oceanographic factors impacting on the vessel
- Integrates into existing facility management networks
- Controls remote release of quick release hooks
- Incorporates an alarm facility and data recording
- Historic and trend display facilities
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How the BerthManager™ jetty management system works:
All BerthManager™ functions are integrated into a PC based control room display system, which provides graphic representation of all critical data, data logging and a system printer for 'hands on' information.
In addition to the sensors, on-board repeaters communicate data via a ship/shore fibre optic link or radio telemetry that also accommodates emergency shut down protocols and telephone communication. Other repeaters are also available and include tablet PCs, PDAs and pagers, which can be certified for use in hazardous areas.
The system can be configured as a basic array or designed as a total system for a new facility.
BerthManager™ total jetty management system
Sensors installed around the jetty collect data that is processed and presented on a control room display to provide graphical representations of all critical information.
An alarm facility and data recording provides a full backup system that allows the user to review any berthing or mooring sequence to ensure that optimal usage of the berth is maintained.
In the event of a heavy berthing or an unexpected emergency shut down (ESD) departure, the system allows the operator to relay the sequence of events leading up to and during the unforeseen incident, identifying the exact cause.
Strainstall is able to relay this information via telemetry to pager, PDA or laptops operators who are not located in the central control room to provide additional flexibility and monitoring.
Control room display
The control room display is the essential heart of the system. PC based and fibre optic linked, essential data is logged to the system for instant recall in the event of an incident.
Strainstall sensors are critical components of the system. Suitable for use in hazardous areas, the laser approach sensors are jetty mounted to determine vessel distance from the jetty. On board GPS units are also available.
A PC designed to provide the vessel's crew with replicas of the control room screens and alarms. In the event of any alarms occurring in mooring load, environmental and/or drift off, the crew would be warned instantly, as well as the control room personnel.
Ship/shore fibre optic communication
Consisting of two sub-systems, one on the jetty and one on the vessel, it provides safe, high-speed communication of data (emergency shutdown, mooring data and telephone) through hazardous areas.
Tablet PCs, PDAs and pagers are available. The PDAs and pagers can be certified for use in hazardous areas.
Environmental conditions monitor
The environmental parameters are monitored by a number of sensors that determine wind speed and direction, tidal currents, wave heights, temperature range, etc. This data is vital in controlling the vessel's approach to the jetty and its position when moored.
Having secured the vessel on the jetty, the approach monitor sensors are used to monitor any drift-off by the vessel and provide alarms if the pre-set limits are exceeded. This facility is used to ensure the loading arms are not overloaded and consequently damaged.