Smallest survey system gets bigger
, June 11, 2013
Innovatum, maker of the smallest system for the location, tracking and survey of submarine pipelines and cables, has added another remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to its fleet.
The Cougar XT Compact, designed especially for working in shallow waters and in tight situations, minimises the effect of current with its reduced frame size, buoyancy and weight, a 17mm tether cable that reduces the effect of drag, said a statement.
“Adding a Cougar XT Compact,” says managing director Terry Slater, “will bring more power to survey work when operating close inshore in the strong currents and tidal flows of the southern North Sea, wihout a significant increase in size of vehicle.”
The six highly responsive and power efficient thrusters, along with a fast acting control system, aids it to hold steady in cross currents and work with precision, it said.
Despite its small size, the Cougar XT Compact can be fitted with a wide range of equipment.
The Innovatum model is fitted with its own Smartrak system along with a high-resolution imaging sonar and dual-headed scanning profiler for mean seabed level measurement.
The Cougar has the advantage of a low electrical and acoustic noise signature for optimum survey sensor data, the statement said.
The Innovatum system creates comprehensive reports and charts showing accurate cable route and depth of burial along the route. This data is required by installation contractors, owners and regulatory authorities, to ensure that the cable is properly buried and not in danger of being exposed to damage.
The system can undertake submarine cable surveys in shallow water depths, typical scenario for offshore windfarms, interconnector power cables and coastal communications cables. – TradeArabia News Service
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