SevenCs Release ChartServer 4.3
SevenCs explains that ChartServer is a WMS server that enables the user to view nautical chart data (e.g. S-63 encrypted ENCs). S-63; ARCS; DNC; VMap; ARINC; DTED. It also includes the newly improved chart loading and installation tool - Chart Handler. ChartServer can be used in combination with or as a backdrop to other geo-spatial data layers (e.g. weather). It is specifically designed for performance oriented applications, generated to display chart data using web technology.
W&O Europe Named a Tube-Mac Distributor
W&O Europe, a global supplier to the marine and marine offshore markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions, has entered into a new partnership with original equipment manufacturer Tube-Mac Piping Technologies. The distribution agreement names W&O Europe as the official distributor of Tube-Mac’s PYPLOK product in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg (also known as Benelux) and Turkey for the marine industries. “The agreement with Tube-Mac is…
Using the Right Tool Can $ave
Situated in the far southwest corner of Bayou La Batre, Alabama, sits a top ship and boat building company, Horizon Shipbuilding. For more than 15 years, Horizon has been building an array of impressive vessels, ranging from 30-ft. boats for the U.S. Navy to 200-ft. supply vessels. The family run business covers 12 acres with every available space dedicated to building, repairing and maintaining boats. Horizon Shipbuilding is a full service company whose capabilities include design, construction, operation, maintenance and repair. One of the most common boats Horizon builds are the 140-ft.
ROV Deployable Strain Sensor Assembly
BMT Scientific Marine Services Inc., a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has developed a sensor assembly and installation tool that permits strain sensors to be installed on an underwater pipeline using a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Known as a Subsea Strain Sensor Assembly (SSSA), it is attached to a pipeline or riser in depths of up to 10,000 ft below sea level. Once secured onto the pipe, the sensor assembly measures static and dynamic tensile and bending strain and alerts offshore operators if the pipe is likely to be strained excessively or to suffer fatigue damage in future.