Improving safety and efficiency of marine operations.
Improve the safety & efficiency
The VMM 200, a sophisticated new vessel motion monitoring solution from Kongsberg
Seatex, is set to improve the safety and efficiency of operations where accurate
vessel motion data is critical. This unique new attitude determination solution
is the first of its kind and is made possible through decades of position and motion
reference experience from demanding offshore marine operations.
Until the release of the VMM 200, actively monitoring the vessel motions in 6-degrees-of-freedom
in any point has not been possible. The VMM 200 is a decision support tool for marine
operation like light well intervention, offshore crane operations, module handling
on deck and over moonpool, and launch & recovery of ROVs.
The VMM 200 takes input from KONGSBERG's own Motion Reference Units (MRU). It
also integrates data from existing navigation and weather sensors. Many vessels
already have the majority of these sensors onboard and the VMM is able to combine
their data to ensure that an accurate representation of a vessel's motion at various
points can be presented through its user-friendly interface.
Any point on the vessel
"By combining the Motion Reference Unit, navigation and meteorological sensor
input, the VMM 200 enables the user to monitor the motion of any user defined point
of interest on the vessel. The system will give alarms and warnings when the motion
level exceeds user-defined limits," comments the Product Manager, Finn Otto Sanne,
Kongsberg Seatex. "The vessel motion data supplied by the VMM 200 has never before
been available in such a dedicated and accurate format."
The VMM 200 presents real time vessel motion data in addition to real time statistical
analysis. The user interface gives the operator a range of tools to visualize parameters
such as trends in vessel motion to help the operator to define warnings and alarms
thus enabling optimal conditions for a safe operation.
The platform for the trend analysis is based on the statistical analysis of prior
vessel motion, which is made possible through the VMM 200's extensive recording
functionality. VMM 200 recording data amount and duration are only limited by hard-disk
Multiple Operator Units
The VMM 200 is a two module solution with a Processing and an Operator Unit connected
via Ethernet. The Processing Unit runs all critical computations independent from
the user interface on the Operator Unit to ensure continuous and reliable operation.
Multiple Operator Units can be connected to the same Processing Unit in a networked
architecture. The Operator Units present the vessel motion data in a clear and easy
to understand format to ensure decision making based on the available data is as
efficient as possible.