Vibration Monitoring at sea

While air travel has somewhat diminished the prevalence of water transportation in the last few decades, sea travel remains a highly used mode of transit in both a cargo and a holiday context, making vibration monitoring at sea just as important.

Cargo ships travel millions of kilometers per year and with demands and expectations of global buyers rising, it’s imperative that your ship allows you to deliver your goods on time. The expectations and demands of Cruise Ship travelers are similarly high. As a travel provider, you need to provide a seamless holiday experience that ticks all of their boxes.

In the last few years, we’ve seen greater pressure on shipping companies to meet the rising expectations of customers. With so many moving parts, if one part of the ship stalls and you’re left stranded at sea for a few days, then as a freight or cruise ship, your challenge to meet the expectations of your customers has increased infinitely.

Vibration monitoring has become a proven condition monitoring strategy in the marine industry. Cargo pumps, ventilation fans, building services areas and turbochargers can all be monitored using accelerometers. Whilst installation and safety precautions are different to that on land, GV Sensors can advice you in developing a successful vibration monitoring strategy specific to a marine environment.

GV Sensors stock several accelerometers that can be used in the shipping industry. The HS-100 Series offers a 100mV/g output enabling a data collector to be connected back via HS-BE Switch/Connection Boxes.

Some of the applications, for example a turbocharger, require a high temperature sensor (HS-105 Series). This sensor may need to go back via multi-core to a highly optimised analytical system.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about setting up vibration monitoring for your vessel, contact us directly.

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