'Tis the season to go boating...

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 in News

Hello all!

We are very fortunate that at our new facility, we are right on the river. I don't mean this as we are 'close', I mean that 50' from our front door, there is the Fraser River.

We are exposed to all kinds of river traffic - barges, fishing vessels, all kinds of tugs; and more recently, personal watercraft and some very impressive motor yachts. This type of traffic (particularly when it gets warmer here in the otherwise 'arctic' west coast...) is a real delight to see on the water - it makes one want to go to it...

We are busily working away with the development of ADIS v. 7 - which is a draft system like no other. I know this because I have been researching the competition a fair bit lately, and although their products are interesting, they do not come close to us in reliability, ease of installation or features.

Now what we really would like to do is set up a berth and have vessels and barges brought to our front door for servicing of ADIS!

About a year ago, a containership, the MOL Comfort, broke in two and sank in the Indian Ocean. The theory of the structural failure seems to be revolving around the idea that the vessel was in fact overloaded prior to its departure, and as a result in rough seas, the vessel broke in two, spent a week at the surface, then sank.

ADIS would have identified the 'sagging' of the hull prior to departure, had the vessel been so equipped. In a six sensor system, such as the one we use for container type vessels, (and barges and platforms), we are able to provide enough measurement resolution that we can accurately control load down to the last pound - something no other draft system on the planet can do - and something that we are finding operators are more and more interested in.

ADIS 7 is an evolution - and evolution in safety, communications and reliability; all key factors in the continued operations of large vessels.




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