Remote operated vehicles

Here are some vital questions answered. Underwater Vision provide ROV training in Liverpool. For more information click here.

  1. How do you become ROV pilot?

Training that is specific to the ROV Systems that manufacture and operate equipment.

  1. How many people make up an ROV crew?

The usual ROV crew consists of three technicians: one supervisor, one mechanical technician and one electrical technician. They generally work a 12 hour shift followed by 12 hours off.

  1. Where do we operate our ROVs?

ROVs mainly work in the deepwater offshore oil and gas industry around the world.

  1. What are the challenges to ROV operations?

The ROV crew operates highly technical equipment in a remote location (rig or vessel) under sometimes harsh environmental conditions. The equipment is technically diverse and requires broad knowledge and training to perform the work scope and keep the equipment operational. The work type will also determine the required skill level of the crew.

  1. What is the most important part of the ROV?

The Crew. The purpose of the ROV is to perform a task. The ROV is the means of getting to and from the task location. The pilot “flies” the ROV and operates the manipulator and/or specialized tooling to complete the assigned task.

  1. Does a pilot sit in the ROV to fly it?

No, an ROV is controlled by pilots at the surface via an umbilical and tether.

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