Dynamic positioning (DP) is a system to maintain a vessel’s position and heading, accurate manoeuvring, or for track keeping. This may either be in reference to fixed point over the bottom, or relative to another ship or an underwater vehicle. It may also be to position the ship at a favourable angle towards wind, waves and current. DP allows operations at sea where mooring or anchoring is not feasible due to deep water, sea bottom issues, e.g. pipelines and cables.
Many liquid analysis applications require a space-saving measuring point that can be put into operation quickly and easily. At the same time, measuring technology must be able to withstand environmental influences such as moisture and dust. In the life sciences and chemical industries, there is the added requirement of maximum data integrity and reliability, which are essential for measuring points.