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
2017-01-30 02:37:50

Prodive Purchase AC-ROV

Prodive Services (Tuzla, Romania) have purchased an AC ROV underwater inspection system from ACCESS Co UK. The 80m tether-remotely operated vehicle was specified to include a rear view camera and light system and an additional 100m tether with custom reel.   Mr Christian Vlad, owner director of Prodive is delighted with the micro ROV's performance, with a series of jobs successfully completed, for example confined access in hazardous environment jobs, ranging from a reservoir pipe, ship's hulls and harbour inspections in the Tuzla area to ongoing inspections at the Cernavodã Nuclear Power Plant, Romania's only nuclear power station.   For... (read more)
2007-07-27 04:21:21

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

Videoray Pro 4 ROV

The new VideoRay PRO 4 ROV is the latest model in the top of the line Professional series and offers a deeper depth rating, hydrodynamic improvements, brushless thrusters and much better camera and lighting compared to its ancestors. New sensors, including a 3D compass and MEMs gyro have improved navigational capabilities.   The primary video camera features ultra-low light and Wide Dynamic Range, and coupled with the very high intensity LED lighting, the video camera can capture far clearer footage and stills, particularly in difficult lighting conditions.   (read more)
2009-05-12 02:13:03

AC-ROV Options

AC-CESS has successful launched a suite of new vehicle options. During Ocean Business 2009 (Southampton, UK) an USBL positioning and tracking system, thickness gauge and variable intensity laser scaling system was demonstrated.     Visitors were encouraged to fly the AC-ROV in the stand demonstration tank, while successful dockside demonstrations of the new AC-ROV High Performance Thruster (HPT) where carried out.  The HPT offers greater vehicle speed, power and excursion capability without compromise of control or stability. The HPT will be fitted to all new build AC-ROVs as standard and is available as a straight change-out component to all existing... (read more)
2009-04-27 10:54:04
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