Underwater ROV Remotely Operated Vehicles are tethered underwater vehicles equipped with video cameras, sonars, pipe-trackers and navigation, positioning sensors and integrated job specific tooling. ROVs inspect subsea system pipelines and other subsea equipment in water depths where divers cannot operate, whilst manipulators and intervention tools enable them to carry out task specific project requirements at depths as great as 328ft.
ROVs CAN BE USE FOR
Diver Observation–act as a dive buddy to ensure diver safety and provide assistance.
Pipeline Inspection–follow underwater pipelines to check for leaks, determine overall health of the pipeline and insure the installation is acceptable.
Surveys–both visual and acoustic surveys are necessary prior to installing pipelines, cables and most offshore installations.
Debris Removal–offshore platforms can become a "trash dump" underwater. ROVs provide a cost effective method of keeping the area clean and safe.
Subsea Installations–as capability has increased, vehicles have begun to support the construction, operation, inspection, maintenance and repair of subsea installations, especially in deep water.
Cable Lay Support — Inspection the touch down of telecommunication cables.
Object Location and Recovery–ROVs may have received their highest level of recognition from tragedies such as passenger jet crashes and the space shuttle disaster. Search, location, and recovery of lost objects has become routine.