Hoppe's unique Floating Condition Control System ensures its user a fast and safe adjustment of the float position, especially in challenging loading cases.
This combination of a flow-controlled anti-heeling and ballast system is combined in a central control system with PLCs. A particular advantage of this system is that the necessary operations are fully automated, but at the same time are subject to permanent system control.
Part of this control system is a loading computer to simulate and optimize the ballasting process, the SCADA system and a logging function.
The key feature of this system is to adjust the floating condition in the three degrees of freedom heel, trim and Draught automatically over a predefined path.
The system allows a flexible selection of parameters as limitations for the operation, such as bending moment limitations, tank usage, min required GMs or others.
For semi-submersible ships and floating docks this system will fully support the operators to undertake automatic docking operations safely.
In combination with a main crane, upending gripper, lifting arms, jacking legs or any other relative load & position tracking (Load Moments), the FCC System ensures a constant floating position during any transfer of load.
The load can be transferred along the vessel or from an external position. The application can be a ballast supported jacking operation, an offshore installation job, a load skidding transfer in harbour or other similar tasks you can imagine. Also tidal influence are taken into account at the same time.