Adaptive Passive Heave Compensation

Your complete solution for subsea installations. Our advanced heave compensators provides unbeatable performance throughout the entire operation from topside to subsea. 

In General

We have taken the limitations of standard passive heave compensation and developed state of the art technology for marine operations.

Our newest PHC units have an unbeatable interactive control system. We have transferred our knowledge about how PHC should work at different stages of marine operations and given the unit the ability to adapt to various environments. The units are just as rugged and easy to implement as standard PHC. It offers excellent performance for both topside and subsea applications – targeting all dynamic challenges with one single unit.

Adaptive Passive Heave Compensation

In house developed proven technology.

Selected features:

  • Excellent performance for both topside and subsea applications
  • Ability to target multiple application areas during the same operation
  • Movement and velocity data can be retrieved for evaluation of the operation
  • User friendly setup with handheld tablet

Our advanced mechanical design and control system enables the unit to be preset with several combinations of gas spring and hydraulic damping.

Settings can be changed automatically or manually by tablet (topside) or ROV (subsea).

Safe deployment through the splash zone:

  • Remove the risk of slack slings and/or snap loads.
  • Reduce dynamic load variations.
  • Extend to compensate if forces exceeds estimated values.
  • Overload protection in case the active heave compensation system fails.
  • Read actual registered load during operation (ROV panel).
  • Adjust settings subsea during the operation to compensate for inaccuracies.

Resonance occur when the natural period of the lifting system is equal to the surrounding wave period. It is difficult to estimate exactly at what water depth these periods will converge.

  • Our adaptive PHC solutions will change the natural period of the lifting system to completely avoid resonance, even in ultra deep water.

Operational requirements when installing various subsea structures normally include a maximum value for landing velocity. It is essential that these requirements are met. Safelink adaptive PHC solutions will increase the weather window and reduce down time of subsea installations.

  • Excellent performance for landing speed reduction.
  • Reduce landing speed for all wave periods – even for long wave periods.
  • Reduce landing speed for all structures – even for structures with little drag and added mass properties.

Subsea retrieval (e.g suction pile retrieval)

  • Extend and retract to compensate for the dynamic load variations caused by topside movement.
  • Extend to compensate if pull out forces exceeds estimated values.
  • Controlled retraction when the subsea structure is released from the seabed.

Pull-out forces can be difficult to estimate and we often see that these operations require overload protection to deal with deviations. Including our adaptive PHC solution will enable the option to:

  • Read actual registered load during pull-out (ROV panel)
  • Adjust settings subsea during the operation to compensate for inaccuracies.

Onboard computer data can be retrieved after lift

  • Verify that operation was conducted within end-clients requirements.
  • Measurements of forces and payload motions.
  • Can be used to verify installation analysis
    Computer log can be synchronized with vessel MRU.

Did we mention that you only need one Safelink unit to utilize all available functionality and solve both topside and subsea challenges of your operation?