James Fisher Strainstall (JF Strainstall) is a world leader in the development of innovative monitoring solutions to enhance the safety and performance of your assets.
Drawing on more than 50 years’ experience, we develop and apply our innovative technology, including load, strain and stress measuring techniques, within a wide range of sectors including marine, offshore, civil engineering, rail and aerospace.
- In 2016 JF Strainstall celebrated 50 years at the forefront of developing innovative monitoring solutions for its customers
We specialise in the design and manufacture of standard and bespoke load cells, strain gauges and integrated systems which are proven to perform year on year in hostile and hazardous environments.
Whether a project is large or small, we provide a range of services including hull stress monitoring, crane weighing and overload, tendon and riser tension monitoring in TLPs.
Our instrumentation and software systems capture and analyse data on parameters such as strain, displacement, inclination, temperature, vibration and water levels to provide asset owners and operators with a comprehensive and real-time overview of events to realise optimum performance.
JF Strainstall has been part of James Fisher and Sons plc since 2006. James Fisher is a leading provider of specialist services to the marine, oil and gas and other high assurance industries worldwide.
James Fisher Strainstall company history
Keen to further commercialise the technology, Frank Hartshorne, Bob Eldridge, and Archie Court founded Strainstall in Cowes, Isle of Wight. It was here that the company would pioneer the use of the bonded foil strain gauge in load cells for high-assurance industries worldwide.
JF Strainstall supplies hazardous area load monitoring equipment for the UK’s National Coal Board. The equipment is specifically designed to operate safely in the potentially explosive and dusty atmosphere of coal mines. To this day, the company continues to supply specialised load cells for long wall mining applications.
JF Strainstall installed an advanced structural monitoring and data management solution for a major fixed-bottom offshore wind farm in Europe. Since then, the company has been contracted to install its structural monitoring system for over 170 assets in the global offshore wind sector