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Houlder at NI Offshore Measurement Summit 2014
Houlder will be joining industry experts at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen on July 1 to share their experiences of measurement technology and its offshore application.
The National Instruments Offshore Measurement Summit 2014 will focus on the rapid development of marine systems using reconfigurable commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platforms. These can help clients gain a competitive advantage by reducing time-to-market and, in the case of Houlder’s case study, support timely turnkey delivery of innovative equipment.
Themes covered throughout the summit include:
PC-Based Measurements – Whether PC-based research and development, or rugged deployments offshore, learn about high-performance customised systems that combine measurements such as vibration, temperature, strain, pressure and flow.
Custom Embedded Development with Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Platforms – Projects such as subsea prototyping and volume deployment can be expensive in terms of initial development cost, time to market and product life cycle management. Presentations in this theme will focus on the significant benefits realisable when using an off-the-shelf approach.
Asset Condition Monitoring – Rotating machinery requires maintenance to prevent failure. Learn how to develop a bespoke condition monitoring system using off-the-shelf tools, in order to reduce downtime and lower repair costs; whilst lengthening maintenance cycles and optimising machine performance.
Craig Waddell, one of Houlder’s Control Engineer will discuss the company’s approach to gaining DNV certification of off-the-shelf hardware for the company’s 70-ton gripper arms delivered to MPI Offshore.
For more information about the Offshore Measurement Summit 2014, including the agenda and registration, please go to their website. uk.ni.com/events/offshore