Mechanical Scanning System for Dam Inspection

Tetra Tech has selected BlueView Technologies to provide detailed 3D multibeam scans of the outflow ‘draft' tubes of a significant Hydroelectric dam in Washington State to check for obstructions, scouring, and erosion. The outflow control doors were obscured and not accessible to be surveyed with traditional surface vessel-mounted multi-beam echosounder sonar. Tetra Tech chose the BV5000-1350 3D Mechanical Scanning System with a portable tripod for the project. The BlueView BV5000 was deployed from a 12-foot aluminum boat, and lowered to the rocky reservoir bottom 65 feet below the surface. A total of seven individual scans were taken in less than... (read more)
2010-12-14 02:03:52

Law Enforcement Agencies Discover Scanning Sonar

Public security organisations are more interested in scanning sonar, that is able to produce a "picture" of the underwater environment regardless of water visibility. It can locate submerged objects from drowning victims to sunken vessels. Using this sonar dramatically reduces the time divers spend in the water, which is extremely important in difficult or dangerous situations. Another advantage of scanning sonar is its economical cost compared to side scan systems, which makes it an affordable alternative for many smaller departments.   The scanning sonar can be used as a stand-alone system or attached to an ROV. When the sonar is... (read more)
2007-06-29 11:29:16

Multibeam and Laser Scan Integration

In real life, professionals were able to see how QPS Quinsy software in combination with multibeam and laser scanning facilitates inspections of quay walls and other water borders. Last week, several demonstrations were given with co-operation of the Rotterdam Port Authority. The survey vessel Freedom was for this occasion equipped with a Reson 8101 multibeam sonar and a Riegl VQ250 laser scanner. As the sonar equipment was already familiar, the interface to the laser scanner made it interesting. This device is able to collect up to 200,000 points/second in 360°, with the scanning head making 100 rotations/sec. This is an... (read more)
2010-02-11 11:32:41

North Sea Laser Survey Work

UTEC StarNet has announced that the company is currently performing laser surveys on the Shearwater platform in the North Sea. The survey work follows on from a recently-completed project on the Shell Gannet platform and involves use of technology to digitally capture, in high detail, a 3D data-set of the entire production asset. The survey will encompass all major structural elements, piping, all fixtures and fittings, production equipment, safety systems, communication equipment, plant rooms and drilling derrick to a very high, accurate and reliable detail.   The survey will produce a complete and measureable point cloud that, in conjunction with... (read more)
2013-12-20 12:00:00

Laser Optical Plankton Counter Sales

ODIM Brooke Ocean has received several orders for the ODIM LOPC (Laser Optical Plankton Counter).   The Korean Polar Research Institute has placed an order for a standard ODIM LOPC. The system is scheduled for delivery in November 2008. KPORI will use the LOPC as part of their mission to undertake a world-class program of scientific research, survey and long term observations addressing key issues of global or fundamental importance that require access to the Arctic/Antarctic or related regions.   In addition, the Korean National Federation of Fisheries Cooperative has ordered a standard ODIM LOPCTM in conjunction with the ODIM... (read more)
2008-11-05 12:05:49

Laser-Scan Support for UKHO

Laser-Scan has signed a contract with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO), Ministry of Defence, for the support and maintenance of key operational production systems. The contract provides the UKHO with continued maintenance for two years to support chart production systems covering 3,300 charts. This includes both the Standard Navigational charts in paper form, and raster as the Admiralty Raster Chart Service (ARCS). The arrangement incorporates a Site Licence that will allow the UKHO to flexibly deploy and extend their existing application licences to meet developing operational scenarios. The support and maintenance element includes the application and database architecture suite... (read more)
2004-05-27 12:00:00

Deep-rated Laser Systems for Oceaneering

2G Robotics has delivered two deep-rated ULS-500 subsea laser systems to Oceaneering International's Oceaneering Survey Services (C&C Technologies) business unit. Including these two ULS-500 systems, Oceaneering now utilises six of the ULS-500 systems with its autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) as part of its advanced survey and inspection services for assessing pipeline and flowline integrity. Oceaneering has used the 2G Robotics ULS-500 system to accurately and efficiently inspect 2,500 kilometres of pipeline and flowline. The dynamic scanning capabilities of the ULS-500 benefit Oceaneering's survey and inspection system. Dynamic scanning with the ULS-500 increases operational efficiency compared to traditional sonar and acoustic techniques... (read more)
2015-11-17 08:17:29

Laser Mapping Technology at Ocean Business

Laser scanning specialist 3D Laser Mapping, UK, and laser scanning manufacturer RIEGL, Austria, are attending Ocean Business for the first time this year. Taking place from 9 to 11 April 2013 at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK, the event will showcase more than 300 companies offering the latest global ocean technologies. 3D Laser Mapping will be exhibiting at the RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems stand, showcasing RIEGL mobile marine laser scanning and hydrographic airborne systems. Dr Martin Pfennigbauer, director of Research & Intellectual Property at RIEGL, will hold a workshop on the topic “RIEGL laser scanner systems for hydrographic... (read more)
2013-03-15 12:00:00

Underwater Laser Scanner Interfaces with NaviSuite

The 2G Robotics' ULS-500 underwater laser scanner is interfaced with EIVA NaviSuite, a multipurpose software suite facilitating data acquisition and processing for subsea surveying and engineering operations. Extensive sea trials were conducted with 2G Robotics' ULS-500 and EIVA NaviSuite to ensure that customers receive a proven, quality solution tailored to their needs. The underwater laser scanners developed by 2G Robotics capture high resolution 3D point cloud visualisations. The submillimetre-level resolution generated by these systems provides engineers with the detail and precision needed for detecting and assessing damage, developing design and repair plans, and performing maintenance and installations. With the increasing... (read more)
2015-07-22 09:13:31

NAUTRONIX Orders Fanbeam 4 Laser Positioning Systems

NAUTRONIX PLC has recently placed a substantial order with Measurement Devices Limited also of Aberdeen for the supply of an undisclosed number of Fanbeam 4 Laser Positioning Systems. The value of the initial order is in excess of US$ 500K and is likely to increase over the next few months. The systems will be used in conjunction with Nautronix Dynamic Positioning Systems being supplied to multiple customers in various locations around the World. (read more)
2004-03-03 12:00:00
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