2017-02-22 11:40:19

Versatile ROV

Mariner Underwater Electronics has launched its newest electric powered ROV, the Ippodamus. It has a depth rating of 800 metres which can be increased considerably for custom-made orders. It has been designed to be used for professional inspection and survey operations (observation, inspection, tunnel penetration etc). The Ippodamus can carry sensors as well as small manipulators, making the vehicle a very useful tool in the hands of experienced and professional operators. It has a high resolution colour camera with internal green laser and a video overlay system. (read more)
2010-03-26 03:02:57

ROV Simulator

Marine Simulation released ROVsim O&G, an undersea simulator specifically designed for oil and gas industry inspection and working class Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV). Besides being their first offering in the working class ROV/oil and gas industry, ROVsim O&G includes a number of new features and capabilities.     A complete ROVsim O&G simulator includes three separate software applications: the main ROV Simulator, a separate navigational SONAR Module, and an instructor's Control Module. The main ROV simulator encompasses a mission area of over 25 sq. km (10 sq. miles) and includes a complete oil platform, 8 km (4 miles) of submerged... (read more)
2009-09-17 10:03:52

Thinking ROV

Engineers at Saab Seaeye, UK, have created a new development in ROV architecture, ‘The Intelligent Control of Nodes’ (ICON). The concept allows each device within the ROV to think for itself and talk remotely to operators and engineers through a gateway into the heart of the vehicle.     It gives users remote access to diagnostics, software upgrades and system inventory directly on board the ROV, via an enabled web interface, from anywhere in the world. ICON makes this possible by enabling each microprocessor (node) to operate as a sensor and report its unique status to the central control system.... (read more)
2011-04-15 12:00:00

Hybrid ROV

Sperre, Norway, is developing a new ROV concept (H-ROV) that is expected to make remotely controlled underwater operations more efficient. The concept distinguishes from ordinary ROVs is that its thrusters can swivel round their own axes to provide optimal driving power in the direction of travel as well as compensate efficiently for current and cable drag. This offers an improvement in performance of anything from 30 to 50% compared to all conventional ROVs currently in production. High Efficiency  It means that the H-ROV will be particularly suitable for subsea dynamic positioning and autotraction operations. The buoyancy element with its thruster(s) will... (read more)
2010-11-18 10:56:03

Stats Purchase AC-ROV

Specialist engineering group Stats have initially purchased one AC-ROV underwater inspection system for use on their various pipeline integrity projects.The company were actively searching for a genuinely work capable micro submersible. Sighting the systems size (critical to Stats applications), versatility, manoeuverability, and durability, the AC-ROV is for Stats a genuine micro 'work class' ROV that allows serious inspections of confined underwater areas. A convenient detail was found in the fact that the AC-ROV is manufactured in Aberdeen, Scotland, just a few miles from Stat's HQ. (read more)
2006-10-20 12:00:00

Technip Orders Workclass ROV

Perry Slingsby Systems (PSS) has secured a contract to supply a workclass ROV system and equipment to Technip. The agreement will see PSS deliver a Triton XL47 system, Dynacon winch, surface power and control equipment and surface control van in December 2008 for use in oil and gas offshore construction and installation projects in Brazil.   PSS chief operating officer Bruce Lokay said: “With over 45 systems delivered and a proven history in reliability and efficiency, the Triton XL is the world’s most successful advanced workclass ROV and I am delighted that Technip have selected PSS as the solution to... (read more)
2008-07-09 09:00:50

AC-ROV Sales

AC-CESS has sold a first AC-ROV to the French Ministry of the Defence. Facilitated by their French distributor, Mr David Maillotte of ITER. The AC-ROV will be specifically used on a two year bridge building contract in Yemen for dive mapping and planning, health and safety and for work inspection. Deep Development Corp and KeySpan Energy have agreed the purchase of an AC-CESS AC-ROV micro submersible including two function manipulator and rear view camera options camera options. (read more)
2006-02-07 12:00:00

ROV Cylinders and Manipulators

Hydro-Lek (UK) will be showcasing the HLK 14000 series of new compact hydraulic cylinders which have been designed to be extremely lightweight, compact and versatile. Manufactured out of hard-anodised aluminium, the cylinders are suited for subsea applications where weight and durability are of importance.   With four bore sizes ranging from 10 to 25mm and piston rod diameters of 6 to 16mm, Hydro-Lek’s 14000 cylinder series offers high performance at a standard nominal working pressure of 210 bar. All sizes are available with varying stroke lengths and three industry standard mounting options: the Rear Eye Mount, the Nose Thread Mount... (read more)
2011-04-05 11:51:01

Panther XT ROV

Saab Seaeye has launched the Panther XT, a more powerful, deeper swimming version of their successful Panther Plus ROV with a much greater tooling capability. It comes as world sales of the Panther range of electric work-class ROVs exceed 30 vehicles. ROV operators will benefit from technology that has doubled thruster power and increased performance. This comes through increased thruster motor voltage from 250V to 500V.   The result is a cut in the number of thrusters on board from ten on the Panther Plus to six on the Panther XT. This has freed space within the vehicle for additional... (read more)
2007-12-18 12:00:00
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