- Electrical Components-Sensors
Houston TX 77079
InterMoor, an Acteon company, is a mooring, foundations and subsea services provider delivering innovative solutions for rig moves, mooring services and offshore installation projects. InterMoor supports operators and contractors worldwide with Engineering, Fabrication, Shore Base, Survey & Positioning and Inspection services. For rig moves or to anchor FPUs, MODUs, TADs, barges and other floating structures, InterMoor’s mooring services provide an integrated solution that focuses on reducing cost, time and risk. Deepwater mooring technology has evolved in the last 20 years, and much of the industry’s progress has been pioneered by InterMoor: - Patented Suction Embedded Plate Anchor (SEPLA) - Deepwater mooring record off the coast of Malaysia - Installation of the first full polyester rope mooring system in the Gulf of Mexico - Deepwater MODU mooring record off the coast of Brazil - Designed and installed the first suction pile in the Gulf of Mexico
For subsea foundations, InterMoor provides a complete suite of services including full structural design, fabrication and installation. InterMoor remains at the forefront of foundation innovation, as the only company worldwide to offer a full conductor installation service in deep water.
Subsea services include in-line heave compensation for the deployment or recovery of subsea assets.
Developed by InterMoor, in conjunction with sister company, Pulse Structural Monitoring, the Inter-M Pulse is a long term mooring connector that has the capability to monitor and track the in situ tension of each mooring line and transmit tension data acoustically to the topside control room.
With the introduction of various sensors, the Inter-M-Pulse can also detail inclination of the mooring line. Additional features include; full history of the mooring line, acoustic data transmission, on-demand data upload and a traffic light alarm system. A sea trial proved that the system communicates in a range of sea states.
This innovation revolutionizes the mooring world, in that it incorporates for the first time electronic tension sensors within mooring lines. It is a unique mooring component: • It uses underwater cable free acoustic communication • It can be designed to communicate with a topside software system which raises an alarm when a mooring line exceeds the set thresholds • It is battery powered and its ultra-low power design is meant to extend the battery life and prolong service. Batteries are ROV friendly so can be changed out. • It monitors the performance of mooring lines
The Inter-M Pulse is able to answer the need of a market by: - Mitigating operation costs (lost production) - Increasing mooring integrity and safety - Reducing risk
In North America, and especially in the Gulf of Mexico, the Inter-M Pulse would allow rig and FPS operators to monitor mooring line tension in case of hurricanes.