Wave and draught height

Wave height measurement for a drilling and production platform

Wave height measurement for a drilling and production platform

Process data

Measuring task:
Wave height measurement
Measuring point:
Open sea
Measuring range up to:
35 m
Sea water
Process temperature:
-20 … +50 °C
Process pressure:
0 … 0 bar
Special challenges:
Wind, seawater, temperature fluctuations


The height of floating drilling or pumping assets like platforms or FPSOs must be precisely maintained, even in the roughest seas with waves up to 30 m high. Environmental influences such as wind and waves must be measured quickly and accurately, then evaluated with GPS navigation data. Furthermore, quick and exact measurement of wave heights is needed should there be an evacuation, where "freefall lifeboats" need to be released to meet waves at their highest point.

Your benefit

Reliable measurement for protection of personnel and equipment
Cost effective
Long service life thanks to the use of non-contact measurement method
User friendly
Simple mounting

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