2017-02-22 11:40:19

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

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

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

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
2017-01-30 02:37:50

Hydroserv Buy AC-Rov

HydroServ have purchased an AC-ROV underwater inspection system from manufacturer Ac-Cess Co. HydroServ is a multi-disciplinary marine organisation supplying a variety of construction, engineering, vessel and consultancy services to the Marine sector in Ireland the UK and Europe. With extensive near-shore and offshore experience in marine operations; vessel charter & management; marine construction and underwater operations including ROV inspection, HydroServ are well placed to gauge the benefits of the micro ROV and its unique characteristics. The unit can be in the water in 2 minutes, after the deployment the system is stowed away in one hand carry case – it’s... (read more)
2007-07-11 09:54:07

Fly-out ROV

Working in conjunction with their engineering partners All Oceans, the AC-ROV 3000 offers visual inspection support for host vehicle operations in busy, congested and high-risk operating environments. The support this provides can be categorised into two vital roles: as buddy watching the host vehicle or as scout, going out and explore further. As a buddy the AC-ROV 3000 can keep a watching eye on the host vehicle. Duties include checking the tether, giving added perspective on any tool deployments and generally providing an overview of operations. This adds up to reducing risk, limiting host vehicle movement and increased productivity.As a... (read more)
2010-03-04 10:15:39

First Parametric ROV Echosounder

Adaptation has begun of the Innomar Technologie SES-2000 parametric echosounder for use on ROVs. The advanced sounder functions with a pencil-thin acoustic beam that is a highly effective tool in penetrating mud and sediment to provide high resolution sub-bottom profiles. Aquadyne is project-managing the work of Innomar and DeepOcean in developing the first parametric echosounder capable of deployment on an ROV down to 2,000 metres. The development is being initiated as part of a contract that DeepOcean holds with Statoil and, as project manager, Aquadyne responsibilities also include raising finance for the work. Completion of the project is scheduled for... (read more)
2003-11-11 12:00:00

TAF Buys AC-ROV

AC-CESS has announced the delivery of an AC-ROV Underwater Inspection System to CDF Commercial Diving Fankhauser / TAF Taucharbeiten AG (CDF / TAF). This company specialise in underwater construction, engineering, industrial cleaning and inspection.     Managing Director Mr André Fankhauser was quick to see the potential of the AC-ROV system: "Of all the system's we looked at, the AC-ROV was the best suited to our requirement. A portable one case system, the AC-ROV is highly suited to confined industrial environments, its ingress capability, mobility and robustness really set it apart from other systems. It is the ideal visual tool... (read more)
2008-11-24 11:27:47
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