This is the latest riser monitor

Jon Lawson

WFS Technologies new products allow for the measurement of 9-axis motion (vibration, orientation), local analytics and the reporting of real-time information through the water-air boundary with WFS’ patented Seatooth technology.

As it communicates through the boundary it removes the need for traditional dunkers. The benefits of removing the use of dunkers include improved safety and reduced operating risk in the most extreme weather conditions.

Riser monitoring sensor data is used to validate riser fatigue analysis methods and re-calibrate existing predictive models. The sensors are enabled with edge computing that can be used to validate the model in subsea conditions, and report data in real-time. Edge computing enables the fatigue model to be uploaded to each sensor. Analysis is undertaken locally, with the relevant data logged on the sensor and any deviation from the model communicated wirelessly.


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