Our cargo monitoring and control system K-Gauge is a highly integrated system incorporating level gauging, temperature and pressure monitoring, valve and pump control. It takes full advantage of
our large variety of reliable hardware and software modules.
Accuracy and reliability
The high frequency (24 GHz) and the antenna design gives a narrow half power beam width of ±3°, making it easier to install radar tank gauges on narrow tanks (e.g. slop tanks). The high signal to noise
ratio performance of the radar signal processing, ensures accurate and reliable readings with high repeatability. Due to the antenna design neither deposit nor condensation will have any effect on the
The Radar Tank Gauge (RTG) is designed to ease installation. The RTG is installed on top of the tank on a gauge socket. The tank pressure is integrated in the RTG and tank temperature sensors can easily
be connected to the RTG. A common cable connects the radar tank gauge, pressure and temperature signals to the cargo control room; hence no extra cabling is required.
Cargo monitoring and control system operation
The Operator Station forms the Human-Machine-Interface. Alarms are handled continuously in the background and ensure that the operator is immediately alerted if any alarm limits are exceeded. Failures
in the system are immediately reported on the monitor. Reports on failures and alarms, as well as history/trend reports on level, inert gas pressure and temperature are logged and stored. Parameter values
and alarm limit settings, plus graphic presentations of ship specific data are displayed on the monitor.
Operator station functions
The following outlines the main functions of the K-Gauge cargo monitoring and control system operator station:
- Cargo tank level monitoring
- Cargo tank pressure monitoring
- Cargo tank temperature monitoring
- Ballast tank level monitoring
- Service tank level monitoring
- Draft, trim and list monitoring
- Handling of alarms and failures
- Configuration of the system
- Storage of measured parameter values
- Logging of History/Trend
using measured parameter values