Automasjon & Data AS was established in 1991 as a software house and since then has developed into one of the world’s leading companies for MetOcean or meteorological and oceanographic data systems.
The main products range from simple weather stations to advanced complete helideck monitoring systems and environmental monitoring systems for marine and offshore users and other demanding applications. Typical add-on functions include anchor line monitoring, stress monitoring, motion and accelerations measurements, alarm functions, SCADA applications and many others. Offshore MetOcean Systems are exposed to the most extreme weather conditions and are not only expected to function in these conditions, but expected to measure accurately, providing correct data in order to document these conditions. All offshore platforms and vessels need environmental data for daily operational use and as an important tool for safety purposes. In more recent years these systems are also being tailor-made to measure the movements and conditions of the helideck and are used as a tool for improving the safety for helicopter traffic.
The company has had its software package DADAS in use in a large number of MetOcean data systems all over the world since 1992. The DADAS software is basically a general data acquisition package incorporating a very flexible display module, a comprehensive reporting module, alarm modules and the possibility to control smaller processes directly.
Environmental Monitoring Systems
These are often known as EMS/EMP systems, weather stations or MetOcean systems are a very important tool for many users onshore and offshore. EMS systems using the well proven DADAS software from Automasjon og Date have been in use for more than 18 years and have an excellent track record.
Helideck Monitoring Systems
Automasjon og Data has been involved in developing helideck monitoring systems since these systems were first introduced. New systems will comply with all known rules and regulations worldwide, including the CAA CAP 437 and the Norwegian Standard for HMS systems.
Current Measurement/Current Profile
Drilling in deeper waters will often bring challenges related to fluctuating and unpredictable currents. These may have a critical influence on both rig location and installation of expensive equipment. A system equipped with profiling current sensors (ADCPs) can give vital information about these parameters. DADAS software has simple and userfriendly displays that will give the user a quick and useful understanding of the situation. Current profilers with capability of measuring down o a depth of 1,000 meters are available and can be tailor made for an installation. Automasjon og Data has developed current sensor deployment systems both for through hull deployment and for external guideline based installations for all kinds of offshore installations.
Meteorological & Oceanographic Sensors
Automasjon og Data has vast experience in selecting, operating and maintaining the best sensors for the tough operational conditions
offshore. Only sensors with an excellent track record will be recommended for use in such critical applications. The company can supply everything from single sensors to complete turn-key systems.
Service Work & Calibration Services
Automasjon og Data has a well qualified team of offshore service engineers, including experienced and certifed support engineers onshore, who can undertake service work on all makes and models of MetOcean systems, EMP / EMS systems, HMS systems, meteorological and oceanographic sensors, etc. The company’s workshop is equipped for servicing and calibrating most kinds of sensors and instrumentation and has a fast track supply line for spare parts.
Upgrading Older Systems
Automasjon og Data can perform an unconditional survey of older MetOcean systems—regardless of supplier—to evaluate the condition of the system and the need for upgrades. A thorough report is issued after the survey that documents the status of existing equipment, proposes upgrades if necessary and shows how such upgrades can result in less service and maintenance.
Our quality management system is ISO9001:2008-certified by DNV and has been audited and approved by a number of third parties, among them Achilles Joint Qualification System and CAA.