WFS Technologies, a specialist in Subsea Internet of Things (SIOT®) devices, has unveiled solutions to tackle the real-time monitoring of offshore risers both above and below surface, on fixed structures including jackets and braces.
The new products allow for the measurement of 9-axis motion (vibration, orientation), local analytics and the reporting of real-time information through the water-air boundary with WFS’ Seatooth® technology.
Seatooth communicates through the water-air boundary removing the need for traditional dunkers. The benefits of removing the use of dunkers include improved safety, reduced operating risk, and real time information in the most extreme weather conditions.
Riser monitoring sensor data is used to validate riser fatigue analysis methods and re-calibrate existing predictive models. The WFS sensors are enabled with edge computing that can be used to validate the model in subsea conditions, and report data in real time. Edge computing enables the fatigue model to be uploaded to each sensor. Analysis is undertaken locally, with the relevant data logged on the sensor and any deviation from the model communicated wirelessly by exception.
WFS was founded in 2003 and has delivered over 7000 Seatooth subsea installations through its team of dedicated software and hardware engineers based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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