SGB 2000 Gyrocompass Approved for IMO Vessels
The SGB 2000 gyrocompass manufactured by Teledyne TSS has been certified by Det Norske Veritas as meeting the standard required for use aboard IMO (International Maritime Organization) registered ships. The certification confirms that the SGB 2000 meets the performance standards required by the IMO and enables flag states to authorize its use on any ship required to carry one.
The SGB 2000 solid state gyrocompass incorporates maintenance free ring laser gyros and accelerometers which have a MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) in excess of 300,000 hours. With no moving parts and no requirement for regular maintenance the SGB 2000 offers the owners of every type of ship a real cost saving alternative to mechanical gyrocompass, Teledyne TSS said.
According to Teledyne TSS, the SGB 2000’s accurate and stable headings are provided by the gyro which has a dynamic accuracy <0.25° RMS secant latitude that can be maintained during turns of up to 200 degrees per second. With a fast settling time and low power consumption, the SGB 2000 is suitable for use on fast survey craft operating in rough, confined waters or for integration within the bridge of the largest ocean-going vessels, he manufacturer added.
Integration is aided by the SGB 2000’s interface which allows easy connectivity to existing ships’ systems. Teledyne TSS also produces a range of repeaters designed to complement the SGB 2000. The gyro is also available in a subsea housing which enables the unit to be used in a variety of configurations at depths down to 3,000 meters from where it can support a wide range of subsea activities.