The challenges of operating in ice-infested waters affect more and 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 (ILM) 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.