DISTRIBUTED ATMOSPHERE MONITORING SYSTEM
Discover a Submarine Atmosphere Monitor with NO LIMITS.
The DAMS uses a modular architecture to accommodate customisation to fulfill the gas detection needs of individual boats, features include:
- Optional Submarine PMS (Platform Management System) integration
- Customized user interface/HMI
- Download port
- Visual alarms with alarm location
- Password protection
- Choice of gas sensing modules: oxygen (O2), carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen (H2) and refrigerants
- Local visual alarms
- Optional relays
- Temperature compensated
- User maintainable
- Partial pressure sensing
- MIL-STD-461F compliant
Submarine Atmosphere Monitoring
Industries that use the DAMS to monitor atmosphere
Today’s modern submarine fleets feature some of the most complex technology in the world. Whether the vessel is a nuclear powered attack submarine, a diesel-electric submarine or a special mission submarine or submersible, all require continuous, reliable atmosphere monitoring to ensure the safety of the submariners on board.
Already the premier gas monitoring and safety source for the submarine community worldwide, The Analox Group in 2019 launched the Distributed Atmosphere Monitoring System (DAMS), which has quickly become the standard by which all submarine atmospheric monitors are measured.
The world's best submarine, now has the world's best atmosphere monitoring system.
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Gas monitoring with the DAMS
The Analox Team of engineers and highly-trained analytical specialists understand the challenges created by fluctuating atmospheric conditions onboard submarines, along with the various dangers different gasses present. It is a unique challenge – how to effectively monitor multiple gasses in multiple locations aboard a vessel more than 197 ft (60m long). This is what DAMS was created to do.
No matter a submarine’s size or what country’s flag it flies, it is a fact that no two submarines are the same. Every vessel has unique gas monitoring needs and requires an analytical tool with the versatility to be configured to each vessel’s individual requirements. Each state-of-art DAMS unit is flexible, robust and fully configurable and can monitor up to six different gasses simultaneously from one centralized PLC (programmable logic controller) panel.
Communication is key
Easily the most versatile and customizable product in the entire Analox line, DAMS quite simply is a centralized hub that allows multiple analyzers and monitors located in multiple locations throughout a submarine to communicate with each other. With the integral communication to the ships platform management systems, should an alarm be triggered, the duty officer is ideally positioned and instantly informed to take appropriate corrective action without having to leave the Con, or central control room.
The modular design of the DAMS incorporates multiple testing technologies including GFC to monitor carbon monoxide (CO), electrochemical for depleted or enriched oxygen (O2), NDIR for carbon dioxide (CO2) and refrigerants (R134a) and Catalytic Bead technology to test for hydrogen (H2). Each DAMS monitor is ideally suited for conventionally powered diesel/electric powered submarines or air-independent propulsion (AIP) designs.
Each DAMS unit is shock, pressure and temperature compensated and tested to withstand the demanding submarine environment. This highly versatile tool can be tailored to customer-specific requirements for EMC (electro-magnetic capability), durability, vibration and noise interference.
Having successfully passed rigorous sea trials and laboratory testing, DAMS units are currently deployed with multiple naval groups throughout the world. In response to highly precise military standards and requirements, DAMS is simple to customize and install. Each unit is user maintainable, and has delivered the proven accuracy and reliability demanded by the submarine community. The modular design of DAMS allows for upgrades and changes to the system as the vessel’s operational requirements change throughout the product’s operational life.
Calibration made easy
Each DAMS system can be calibrated by just one person and is extremely easy to maintain, reducing and often eliminating disruptions to normal operations. Analox also offers multi-gas sensors that can be calibrated simultaneously. A complete list of features for DAMS is available here.