Supreme Integrated Technology launches innovative design for ballast systemsWritten by Marine Log Staff
SPONSORED CONTENT: With over 50 years’ experience designing and building movable structures for military and marine applications, Supreme Integrated Technology (SIT) has an expert reputation for developing optimized systems for complex applications. Recently, they have launched a new business segment focused on integrated ballast control and monitoring systems following success with major offshore operators in the Gulf of Mexico for deep-water semi-submersibles, oil & gas rigs and navy vessels.
SIT’s optimized ballast system for offshore rigs incorporates the latest electro-hydraulic technology driving capital expense savings through eliminating hydraulic piping, enhancing system reliability, and streamlining operations. The fully integrated system includes ballast pump skid control, flow meters, transmitters for tank level gauging, pressure transducers and automation utilizing state-of the-art electro-hydraulic valve positioning technology (LPU-Local Power Unit). The electro-hydraulic solution significantly reduces weight, space and tubing. In addition, SIT partners with EMERSON MARINE to provide redundant local topside control, as well as master control room workstations and proprietary ballast control software (Aperio) to integrate control, feedback and alarms for the complete system. As the authorized North American partner for Emerson in the marine market, SIT has direct access to Emerson products to provide systems with comprehensive safety controls and relevant certifications (ABS, USCG, DNV).
With a long history of work in the military industry SIT and its subsidiary, Huber, Inc., specialize in ballast solutions which meet stringent requirements for Military Standard and Shock/Vibration testing. Providing systems for landing crafts up to the largest navy vessels, SIT creates and builds the hydraulic power units, auxiliary hydraulic reservoirs, control manifolds and valve assemblies. These components are designed to pass Grade A or Grade B shock tests and built from specialized materials for strength and weight requirements.
SIT provides value by offering single-sourced supply – managing the complete project from design, material sourcing, and building and testing to reduce cost of project time for their clients. The new focus on ballast systems is allowing SIT to branch out to new industries including autonomous spaceport drone ships, offshore wind energy installation and new defense projects.
As a 100% employee-owned small business located in New Orleans, Louisiana and Houston, Texas, SIT prides itself by the investment all employees have on the success of their clients and the business. Check out more videos of SIT’s projects on their website.