Ice Load (Response) Monitoring system
The challenges of operating in ice-infested
waters affect more, more vessels as Arctic shipping routes
are opening, and offshore oil and gas related activities in
the Arctic continue to increase. Financially it is essential
to be able to operate and utilize the vessel all year
around. However ice loads exceeding the design load is a
major risk for the hull and may cause permanent damage to
the hull and interrupt operation. SENSFIB Ice Load
Monitoring system measures the actual load on the hull and
displays the utilization factor of the hull structure before
yield (permanent damage). The system features a bridge
display for presenting actual loads in real time,
contributing to more safe and effective operation helping
the navigator making informed decisions.
SENSFIB Ice™ derived from a DNV project in 2007 and is the
world’s leading technology on ice load monitoring. Our
advanced fiber optic technology is approved by all the major
classification societies and is a vital tool for the
increasing number of navigators without former arctic
experience who will operate these vessels in the future.
SENSFIB Ice™ can easily be retrofitted and the return on
investment is attractive as the vessel can both be better
utilized and the maintainance costs are kept down.