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

Mercury for ROV Training

The Underwater Centre has recently added to its training capabilities by acquiring another Mercury Sonar. Originally designed for Mine Hunting and Classification, the Mercury Sonar is a compact, frequency agile system operating from 600kHz to 1.2MHz, combining long-range target identification with short range measurements.   Now standard on smaller observation ROVs, it is manufactured for use at 300m,1000m, 3000m or 6000m. In addition, it can be operated by a standard laptop without any dedicated surface equipment using non-licensed PC software.   Sonavision director, Andy Williamson, commented that in the unpredictable waters of Loch Linnhe where visibility can be poor, it's... (read more)
2008-06-02 03:08:34

New AC-ROV Distributors

AC-CESS has signed international distribution agreements with two market leading companies: Seavision Technologies (Newcastle, Australia) and ROVTS in Korea.     Seavision is the equipment and component supply arm of ATSA Defence Services. Founded in 2000 as a service partner for Royal Australian Navy, ATSA combines innovation and expertise to deliver solutions for technological applications involving world leading advanced electronic systems. Having taken delivery of their first AC-ROV, Seavision Technologies primary focus is the supply of equipment deployed in harsh military maritime environments. Mr Darren Burrowes, ATSA Marketing Director, is very enthusiastic about his latest project; "The AC-ROV gives a... (read more)
2008-12-19 03:51:24

Noordhoek Expands ROV Fleet

Noordhoek Offshore has ordered 2 new Sub-Atlantic Mohican ROVs and 3 new Seaeye Falcon ROVs. The decision to order new ROVs is another step within the growth strategy of Noordhoek, which already has two new vessels under construction; a DPII Saturation Diving Support Vessel for delivery Q4 2009 and a dedicated DPII ROV Survey Vessel for delivery Q1 2010.     This order continues Noordhoek´s fleet rejuvenation programme and adds 5 units to Noordhoek's ROV fleet, operating mainly in the inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) market. The delivery of these new ROVs is scheduled for the second quarter of 2009.... (read more)
2009-03-24 02:37:30

MERMAC ROV Winch Series

The MacArtney Group (Denmark) has upgraded the MERMAC R series of ROV winches. Featuring power and speed, minimal maintenance requirements, a rugged and compact design, Active Heave Compensation (AHC) and a unique Remote Diagnostics Tool - the MERMAC R series has been developed for ROV systems and tasks of all types. Selecting the right winch system for a specific vessel, ROV system and task portfolio can be complex. Employed for work class and inspection ROV systems alike, MERMAC R winches are available as standalone systems, as part of launch and recovery packages or as part of complete vessel moon pool... (read more)
2013-10-18 11:08:04

Internet Control of ROV

Internet users can now reach under the sea to pilot a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) docked at an unmanned experimental laboratory based off Vancouver Island. It means researchers worldwide can view video images direct from a Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV as it undertakes its designated tasks, along with a 3D image of the vehicle in operation.   Conceived by the Ocean Technology Laboratory team at the University of Victoria, the subsea hub platform is the first undersea laboratory with its own resident ROV. Real-time access over the Internet will allow researchers to monitor or conduct tests on equipment from anywhere... (read more)
2008-12-16 12:00:00
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