SGB 2000 Gyrocompass Class Approved

Posted by Irina Tabakina

The SGB 2000 gyrocompass manufactured by Teledyne TSS has been certified by DNV as meeting the standard required for use aboard IMO 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.  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 a cost saving alternative.  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.


(As published in the November 2014 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News -

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