Cargo transportation marine systems that leverage industry-leading, high-tech solutions for the ultimate in vessel safety management.
Custom marine systems tailored to your vessel’s unique needs.
Unlike our competitors, Bergan Marine Systems is more than just a retailer of parts and products. We offer a consultative sales approach that focuses exclusively on building custom vessel safety managment systems.
To build your ship’s state-of-the-art measurement and monitoring system, we start by assessing your goals. Next, we’ll help define your vessel’s needs and create a complete system that leverages our industry-leading high-tech solutions, including Level Gauging, Level Alarms, Valve Automation, and Custom Sensors.
Any audio engineer will tell you that there’s a big difference between replacing a speaker and building an entirely new sound studio. Speakers are easy to integrate into an existing space, but on the other hand, building a new studio requires an assessment of goals, careful planning, and the selection of a number of highly specific, hi-tech components that will work seamlessly together to provide optimum results.
Likewise, many in the marine transportation industry are in need of individual products and know exactly what they’re looking for. These customers know that they can depend on us for easy accessibility, quick shipment, and outstanding service after the sale. But did you know that a growing number of customers rely on us to design comprehensive, custom marine systems that are uniquely tailored to fulfill the specific demands of their vessels? Read on to find out more.
Marine System Components
From our tried-and-true digital float gauge to our innovative digital level indicator, Bergan has a gauge to meet every demand.
Our gauges provide the proper foundation for precise inventory control and optimal fuel management. What’s more, due to their low power consumption, they can be powered completely by solar energy. Concerned about accuracy? Bergan sensors are incredibly accurate and never need to be calibrated.
We offer five types of gauging systems:
1.) Float – Accomplished by a cargo/pressure compatible stainless steel float installed on a gauge pipe.
2.) Radar – No restriction to cargo type; adaptable to high temperatures, corrosive characteristics, and pressure.
3.) Guard Level® Pressure – Makes it possible to derive flow rate, level, mechanical loading on structures, weight, and density.
4.) Electro-Pneumatic – Typically for liquid level gauging; utilizes an air column to isolate the pressure sensor from the liquid being measured.
5.) Visual/Manual – The simplest application for installation on tanks; does not require cable runs.
We manufacture three types of alarm systems that monitor tank pressure and temperature that help prevent spills before they happen.
Bergan offers three types of alarm systems to fulfill the unique demands of our customers. Guard Level® is our revolutionary float arm sensor that adapts to your haul – be it blazing pitch or freezing cryogenically controlled LNG tanks. With our UTI sampling port, the rising gauge stick can sample tank pressure or even tank temperature, effectively minimizing tank penetration.
Our customizable sensors give our customers precisely what they need and expect – assuring safe delivery while guarding their investment, the environment, and precious lives. Bergan offers three types of level alarm systems:
1.) Alarm Monitoring System (AMU) – A multi-channel alarm unit with a local, individual tank alarm display that monitors both cable condition (cable break or short) and alarm states (safe, acknowledged, or active alarm) of the level alarm sensors.
2.) Deck Alarm Cabinet (DAC) w/ Solar System – Designed for barges that want to show independent tank alarm status on a panel located in a safe area. Allows barge operators to meet all the CFR requirements without relying on the terminal.
3.) Bergan Series with API System – This system has no means of self-alarming but accomplishes the alarm function from the shore terminal via API connections.
There are multiple types of valves – fully open, closed, or proportional (adjustable flow orifice) – and each can be manually or remotely operated in order to determine valve indication and thus control the flow rate. Manually operated valves are commonly opened and closed by turning a wheel, while remotely operated valves are controlled by hydraulic fluid, pneumatics (air pressure), or electrical motors.
For more than 45 years, our team of engineering professionals have been designing and manufacturing unsurpassed quality marine instrumentation and equipment built to the highest standards. Today, we are continuing to lead the way with custom sensors that leverage our thirst for technology into top-rate manufacturing practices.
Whether you’re measuring a tank’s vapor pressure or checking water and fuel levels with a submersible sensor, we set the industry standard with our hydrostatic level gauging and pressure sensors. Our VEGABAR series of highly accurate pressure instruments, with ceramic measurement cells and HART compatibility for easy ranging and scaling, is a great example of our advanced sensor technology through our OEM Vega Americas partnership.
Now more than ever you need to safely and accurately measure cargo temperature in tanks and pipelines. Environmental concerns make manual gauging a challenging task, and, until recently, a sometimes-impossible feat. Another reliable, cutting-edge solution is our Barge Temperature Sensor, which requires no cabling or wiring to precisely measure in-tank cargo temperature. Our proprietary, portable readout unit gives your crew the ability to easily monitor tank temperature up to three points at a time, safely and efficiently.