Strain Measurement

From the DuSense Dubai office we can provide you with a complete range of consultancy services for any kind of STRAIN MEASUREMENT application – from the initial procurement stage including installation, monitoring and analysis of the data. Mike Shaw, our General Manager is an expert Strain Gauge Technologist with more than 40 years of in depth experience with Strain Measurement projects in all industries from the design stage through to commissioning, this includes experience of working with almost any type of materials or any kind of structure. From major Civil Structures such as the Burj Khalifa, Sub-Sea Pipelines, Offshore Rig projects, as well as High Temperature projects, we can provide you with a highly professional complete service to ensure the success of your project.

CASE HISTORY – CRANE TRAVELLING BLOCK – Proof Load Test for National Oilwell Varco

Project: Proof Load Test of Crane Travelling Block
Test Equip: 1000tonne Test Bed at Safety Marines Services, Al Quoz, Dubai
26 no. strain gauges by Kyowa, Japan.
1 no. Strain Indicator by Vishay Micro Measurements, USA.
Test date:  Jan 2016

A recent 2016 Dubai project awarded to DuSense now successfully completed was for a DESIGN VERIFICATION project – which included to check the actual applied strains of a new prototype Crane Travelling Block during the critical 900tonne proof load test for a leading Oil Services company National Oilwell Varco.

The project, contracted via Safety Marine Services UAE involved installation and monitoring of 26 nos strain elements of ‘T’ Rosette and 3 axis rectangular rosettes to measure the stresses at key sections of the Crane Travelling Block are within permissible design limits at 900t the Maximum Proof Test Load of 3x the rated load.

A KYOWA strain gauge

A Kyowa Strain Gauge

The complete installation The complete installation The complete installation1 The complete installation2
A graph of all the strains graph
A graph of one channel from the report graph2