Telemetry System

The Offshore Ops Telemetry System provides operators with an effective tool to operate, manage, maintain and integrity monitor the performance offshore oil transfer systems. The system can provide live meteorological, oceanographic and operational data locally to personnel on site and the Marine Office.

The data allows operations staff to monitor local sea and weather conditions, oil transfer pressures, hawser loads, buoy position, inclination and excursion giving an immediate overview of the status, safety and integrity of the operation. In addition to the live data, all information is stored on a SQL database to build up a historical record of the system operation assisting with maintenance, reporting and incident investigation.

The key factor of the telemetry is to enable the operator to manage the facility and avoid an oil pollution incident resulting in environmental damage and adverse reputational impact.

The telemetry system is specifically designed incorporating the strictest type approval requirements. Increased Explosion proof protection is applied to the design using the buoy zoned area classification.


Tanker Manifold Pressure

  • Ex Zone 1 certified
  • long battery life
  • Wireless pressure transmission  every seconds
  • LTE or wireless options available

Shore Monitoring

  • Shore Tank Pressure
  • Shore Tank Flow Rate
  • Buoy Pressure output
  • Buoy Flow rate output

Buoy Data

  • Port & starboard load cell
  • Pipe pressures
  • GPS buoy excursion
  • Buoy bearing
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Ambient temperature
  • Product temperature
  • Wave height and swell data
  • Multilevel Sea Current speed and direction @ 2 meters
  • Sea temperature
  • Solar & battery condition

Multiple transmission methods

  • Bespoke transceiver for licensed band frequency
  • LTE data transmission
  • Satellite data transmission
  • Multiple receivers

Tanker Monitoring

  • Ex Zone 1 certified
  • Long battery life
  • Bow positioning and heading relative to buoy


The installation of the Offshore Ops Telemetry System can provide an operator with direct and indirect benefits by using the data to optimise the operation, maintenance and management of the buoy equipment. The overall objective must be to operate, maintain and manage a SPM buoy safely to its maximum potential and achieve the highest possible ‘up-time’.

Environmental data

Accurate recorded & live environmental data allows the buoy operator to set, and operate within, safe weather limits and minimises potential disputes with shipowners in the event of limits being exceeded.

Minimises claims 

The availability of accurate met-ocean data minimises the potential for contested demurrage claims with shipowners in the event of ships having delayed berthing or are required to leave the buoy due to weather.

Enhanced Safety

Enhancing the safety and integrity of the operation, the recording of operational data such as hawser tension and hose pressures allows equipment to be monitored, minimise the risk of equipment damage and safe working loads being exceeded, reducing potential injury, equipment damage, pollution, increased costs and possible buoy downtime.

Root cause analysis

The availability and access to live and recorded data sets allows detailed investigation and reporting of the system operation and condition. The data can prove invaluable in the event of an incident as it allows detailed investigation and analysis of failure modes and identification of the root cause.

Constant Monitoring

With the pressure data being transmitted to and recorded at the Marine
Office, equally as important to the over pressure events are the negative
pressure events that occur as the product cools down. The negative pressure
causes a vacuum in the hoses which could lead to delamination between the inner
and outer carcass resulting in hose failure.


User configurable alarms enable alarm values to be set for every data point. system features Amber, Red and Magenta warning levels.
Alarms if loads exceed normal set levels.
Alarm if pressures exceed normal set levels.
Alarms if SPM Buoy excursion exceeds prescribed limits