BP Adds Cargo Controls To S/T Keystone Canyon

While in the process of converting the S/T Keystone Canyon from 165,000 dwt to 125,000 dwt at the Northwest Marine Iron Works Shipyard in Portland, Ore., BP Oil of Cleveland, Ohio, has also added a complete system of closed gaging cargo monitoring equipment. The tankship is being retrofitted with the Cargomaster System manufactured by Skarpenord International a.s. of Langesund, Norway, and distributed in North America exclu- sively by American United Marine Corp. of Saugus (Boston), Mass. The system consists of sensors for pressure and temperature which can be mounted in cargo, ballast, and fuel tanks to provide computerized monitoring of liquid levels, vapor control, and high-level alarm/overflow controls.

Monitoring and control of the system can be accomplished from a variety of work stations, including the cargo control room, deck office, and main administration office. In addition, the system can be linked via satellite to the owner's offices ashore.

For further information on the Skarpenord Cargomaster Systems,

shipyard administration R&R Marine monitoring equipment satellite cargo service international equipment control american ballast