Smith Berger Offers Free Literature On Chain Stoppers

Smith Berger Marine, Inc., Seattle, Wash., has developed a line of chain stoppers designed for mooring loads up to the breaking strength of the chain. Designed to ABS, Lloyd's, or DNV standards, the new stoppers are intended for use on FPS and FPSO vessels.

One of the features of this design is the ability to ratchet as the mooring chain is tensioned. This allows for the use of a lower cost portable tensioning device in lieu of deckmounted ships mooring gear. A load cell monitors the mooring load with readout scales in the control house.

Twelve of these units are installed on the FPSO vessel Conkauati, which is moored off West Africa.

Smith Berger has also developed a line of chain stoppers which are remote releasable under maximum storm condition loads. The ability to release under load may allow the use of smaller diameter mooring chains. The new stoppers, designed to ABS, Lloyd's or DNV standards, are also intended for use on FPS and FPSO vessels.

Six of these units have been delivered to Oceaneering Production Systems for use on their FPSO vessel Ocean Producer which will be moored off West Africa.

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