Welaptega’s Chain Measuring System (CMS) provides grip zone and link length measurements of in-service mooring chains through ROV inspection. The system has seen a series of upgrades since introduction and has been in use, in various incarnations, for 17 years. In recent times, a need has arisen to evaluate chain link corrosion rates over ever shorter time spans, requiring more and more accurate measurement.
To satisfy this need, we are designing a new Chain Measuring System from the ground up. The new system will retain the simplicity of ROV interfacing of the old system while providing significantly increased accuracy and quicker deployment times.
We are excited for the new system to see it’s first offshore trial.