Here at underwater vision we provided information about ROV’s and ancillary equipment, experienced pilots and inspection engineers to carry out inspection projects where the use of divers could be time and safety prohibitive.
How do Rov’s work?
Remotely Operated Vehicles, or ROVs, are underwater robots that allow the controller to be located above the water. ROVs are connected to the topside via an umbilical link that houses communications cables, an energy source and information transfer.
All ROVs contain some sort of visual device, such as a camera, to see under the water, and additional tools vary according to what type of ROV is being used. For example, some ROVs have multiple manipulators to carry out myriad operational functions at water depths up to 10,000 feet.
The most advanced version of ROV is the Heavy Work Class Vehicle ROV. This kind of ROV is capable of working in waters measuring up to 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) deep. Aptly named, the Heavy Work Class Vehicle boasts horsepower ranging from 100 to 250 and has lift capabilities up to 11,025 pounds. Additionally, these ROVs house multiple manipulators and grabbers capable of performing subsea tie-ins and deepwater installations.
As the industries move to a more subsea environment, ROVs will become an even more important tool in drilling, development and repair offshore. In fact, some ROVs are being built to work on specific subsea developments, with manipulators and tools designed for work on equipment in a precise field. In this case, as the subsea architecture is being designed, the ROV that will handle the subsea work is taken into account, as well, ensuring that all tasks at hand can be
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