Replacing old and failing draft systems

Looking to replace the failing draft gauge(s) or system?
It’s a commonly known problem that draft gauges placed in the forward and aft locations of the hull are found offset or out of order, making them useless. The locations are in the weakest displacement areas, continuously exposed to slamming and shockwaves from propeller(s) and sea.

Such systems today are obsolete, fit once the vessel was built either as a stand-alone installation or in the extension of a tank-leveling system.

If you ask the officers onboard vessels, they can confirm these malfunctions, offsets, and conflicts not complying with hull marks.

Why must a remote measuring system be accurate and reliable in port and at sea?

  • During vessel loading, a remote system assists in controlling the load to its load limit, trim, list, structural onset, and minimizing the ballast.
  • The IMO regulation describes that a remote measuring system must be fit enough if a vessel’s draft condition cannot be verified safely and correctly before departure.
  • To obtain the correct volume and weight of tanks. It requires correction of trim and list in port and at sea.
  • The stability calculation must comply with actual floating conditions, which makes it necessary to compare output against actual measurements to detect erroneous weight adjusted.
  • For confident fuel savings, the operator must verify the vessel’s optimal static trim at actual displacement and representative speed before departure.
  • Consequently, it’s a must today to have a remote measuring system working in port and particularly at sea dynamically on the centimeter. To control the early onset of squatting in shallow water and knowing the actual trim targeting the optimal saving fuel.

The SAJ-DMS system is a proven, easy-to-install modern standard granting accuracy and reliability, designed for all types of vessels. Make sure your new build specification is up to date. When dry docking, plan now to replace your failing standards.

  • One through-hull intake/draft transducer required easy to install, calibrate and maintain
  • Dynamic sensors offering information underway of proven accuracy on the centimeter
  • Extended information on the load deck in the mobile app ensures more even loading
  • Fuel savings from hydrodynamic conditions by confidence

Contact us today by filling out the form or booking a meeting. Do as many other Ship Owners select a maker who knows dynamic remote measurement and who grants the accuracy.

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