Integrated system measures the pile’s top section to facilitate perfect verticality and a climate-smart installation
In our shared responsibility to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and bring the world affordable energy, we must leave no stone unturned to streamline processes and find the best solutions for climate neutrality. This is a self-evident business strategy, as energy efficiency usually means lower costs. And down the road, you can pick up a greener company profile.
Let’s see how IQIP’s PIME (PILE Inclination Measurement Equipment), outperforms the competition with exact measurements all through the procedure – saving time, money, and energy.
Innovating the industry
With years of experience and world-leading installation experts, IQIP is constantly developing new technology to increase efficiency and reduce risks for the offshore industry. One challenge has been implementing a reliable and convenient measuring method that ensures a vertical installation. This is imperative for the turbine’s construction and performance, and increasingly important as humanity’s concern for the climate calls for bigger and bigger wind turbines.
When the inclination tolerance is as low as 0.05 degrees, the challenge is not just to get pile vertical – the need for precision makes the whole procedure complicated and sensitive. An operator who realizes too late that the pile is not upright may face arduous shimming with wedges or other time-consuming methods, which he obviously would want to avoid. Furthermore, not knowing that the installation will proceed according to schedule is a real headache for project management as the uncertainty would affect the ability to make decisions on logistics, budget, and delivery.
It is true that many methods can measure a pile’s verticality, but only one system can do it while the pile is steered into its designated position. That system is called PIME, and it was introduced by IQIP’s engineers about ten years ago.