2017-02-22 11:40:19

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

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

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

Phoenix Augments ROV Fleet

Phoenix International, Inc. has acquired two powerful, heavy-duty work Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to augment its expanding ROV fleet: a 200 hp Perry Slingsby Triton 210 and a Soil Machine Dynamics 400 hp NEREUS II ROV. Both systems can operate in a free-flying or tracked mode and are capable of performing intervention, sampling and submarine cable/pipeline related tasks. The systems include hydraulic manifolds capable of supporting a diversity of underwater tools and tooling systems, dual 7-function Schilling manipulators, TSS 340/350 cable/pipeline tracking systems, cable gripping and cutting WebTools and water jetting systems for cable/pipeline burial and excavation projects. The vehicles... (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00

ROV Replaces Drop Cameras

FMC Technologies had a requirement to update and improve the visual inspection of subsea equipment within their test tank. Historically, a network of dropper cameras has been used to monitor the testing of equipment. The biggest problem that FMC testers had was differentiating between leaks and air pockets, because dropper cameras could not get in close enough and were extremely difficult to manipulate. An AC-ROV solves this dilemma.   This and the fact that many areas could not be accessed with a dropper camera caused major testing delays. A solution was required to overcome these problems. FMC decided to go... (read more)
2008-07-07 09:54:34

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
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