Seatronics Ltd., an Acteon company, has recently placed orders totaling £1.7 million (US$2.2 million) with Teledyne TSS. The purchases include 56 top-of-the-range Meridian Surveyor gyrocompasses, six highly regarded TSS 440 pipe and cable tracking systems and a number of DMS motion sensors.
The Meridian Surveyor is a high-precision gyrocompass capable of providing dynamic heading accuracies of ±0.2 degrees even in extreme sea conditions. With a settle time of 40 minutes, the Meridian Surveyor is a British-built precision instrument capable of maintaining heading accuracies through turn rates as high as 200 degrees per second. By using state-of-the-art digital electronics and advanced manufacturing processes, exceptional reliability is built-in by Teledyne TSS so that users can benefit from a mean time between failures (MTBF) of more than 30,000 hours.
The TSS 440s are also developed and manufactured at the Teledyne TSS factory near Watford, UK. The additional units reflect a steady increase in demand for rental equipment for the oil and gas sector plus the expanding requirements of the offshore wind farm industry.
“Seatronics and Teledyne TSS have enjoyed a close working relationship for many years,” said David Currie, Seatronics’ managing director. “As we are seeing growth in international activity, we are executing a drive to increase our rental fleet. The addition of these Teledyne TSS units is an integral step toward supporting Seatronics’ growth in Singapore and Brazil. With the largest fleet of rental equipment in the industry, it is important to ensure that it is also up to date and in accordance with our expectations of high quality.”