Wave energy converters, or WEC’s, devices that convert the mechanical energy of waves into electrical energy. A tension monitoring system is needed when the converter is attached to multiple mooring lines to keep it securely anchored in its location.
Custom made ISHK-B Bow Type Submersible Crosby Cabled Load Shackles are attached to the mooring lines that are connected to the wave energy converter. The WEC must stay in one location as it creates power, and the load shackles ensures that the mooring lines stays securely anchored. Connecting the SGA AC/DC Powered Signal Conditioners to the customers control center, remote monitoring of the shackles is possible.
Interface’s custom made submersible load shackle successfully monitored the tension of the mooring lines connected to the wave energy converter.