03 July 2013
Analox Military Systems has been awarded a contract to supply the Norwegian Navy with carbon monoxide monitoring equipment for its fleet of submarines.
AMS has signed a contract with Norwegian Defense Logistics Organisation (NDLO) to supply the Norwegian Navy with two carbon monoxide monitoring systems for each of its six ULA-class submarines. AMS will undertake the development, manufacture, installation and commissioning of the system, with the first due to be delivered in February 2014. AMS is working with Hakon Rygh, its Norwegian Distributor, on the installation and commissioning phase of the contract.
Vicky Brown added: “We’re very proud to be supplying the Norwegian Navy with gas analysis equipment. Historically, CO monitoring has been problematic for submarines owing to the presence of hydrogen. AMS’s new system uses an accurate infra red technique and as a result is not sensitive to hydrogen, giving the submariners confidence in the accuracy of the monitoring.”
Commander Baard Gjerstad, Project Manager Submarine Projects for NDLO, added: “We needed equipment which would not be affected if hydrogen was present, and Analox Military Systems is able to deliver systems which meet this specific need. We are looking forward to working with AMS on this contract.”
The submarine is a unique environment with people living and working within a confined space. It is therefore essential that the atmosphere is carefully managed at all times to limit exposure of the crew to potentially harmful substances. Carbon monoxide (CO) is one of those substances, typically produced during cooking, incomplete combustion of the diesel engines, or by fire. It is essential that the crew are able to protect themselves from this silent killer. Analox Military System’s new carbon monoxide monitoring system, which is designed specifically for submarines, will be officially launched at DSEi in London in September. DSEi is considered the world’s leading defence and security exhibition running from 10 to 13 September.
This contract win is announced as Analox Military Systems (AMS) introduces a new project manager, Michael Davison and seeks to expand its engineering team.
Vicky added: “Analox Military Systems continues to grow; we are expanding our team and boosting our engineering capability. This contract win, and the growth of our team, is testament to the commitment and hard work of everyone at AMS to ensure that we deliver not only world-class products to our clients, but also unbeatable through-life support. Most military platforms have operational lives of 25 years plus, and as a result we need to ensure our equipment is designed and supported to last.”
Analox Military Systems is a division of Analox Group which is based in Stokesley, North Yorkshire. Analox specialises in the design and manufacture of gas analysers for military and commercial use.