Offshore operations are highly susceptible to the vagaries of the weather. With only limited access to emergency response services, effective safety management is critical to prevent injury and loss of life.
Gale force winds, icing and heavy rain can make working conditions treacherous, particularly in the presence of heavy machinery. On oil platforms and drillships, all personnel must adhere to strict guidelines to avoid calamity. Operators of cranes, supply vessels and helidecks are particularly vulnerable and, in extreme weather, may have to cease activities completely.
Equally dangerous, particularly in the oil and gas sector, is the risk of exposure to flammable and toxic gases. Gas and particulate sensors can help to pinpoint contaminated areas, as well as monitor general emissions.
Routine observation of air quality, wind speed and direction, rainfall, temperature, humidity and barometric pressure can help to streamline offshore operations by ensuring best use of staff and equipment. This will increase productivity and minimize the risk of accidents.
Munro offers a large range of rugged meteorological and environmental sensors suitable for use offshore. If necessary, all can be powered independently using a solar panel or wind turbine, thereby dispensing with the need for cable. Data is accessible via our clear, easy-to-use software. Users can derive additional parameters, such as wind chill and evapotranspiration. Alarms are configurable for when unsafe levels are breached. Additional displays and alarms can be located at key vantage points (e.g. in crane cabins or helidecks). All historical data is stored and is easily downloadable for reporting and/or investigative purposes.