TOOLING AND WORK PACKAGES
The Working ROV has been upgraded and developed over the last 10 Years and is
a capable of most underwater tasks that the Diver has been performing now and in
the past, all it takes its a bit of ROV friendly engineering. The basic designs
are modular work vehicles which can accept different "Work" modules.
The work modules are expected to be designed and fitted by the ROV Operating
Companies, Usually these work modules are developed around a Customers
Specification for different Underwater work tasks such as Construction, Non
destructive testing, Salvage and Diver support.
Cathodic Protection, Ultrasonic, Radioactive Source, Magnet Particle, NDT
Work ROV's can carry most NDT equipment, the trick is usually to either adapt
Diver NDT tooling for ROV use or Marinise Existing Surface used NDT Equipment.
The second consideration is does the equipment is Power, Size, Telemetry system
and Access to the work site.
The ROV has shown on numerous occasions that the ROV can perform inspection
tasks as well if not better than Divers. The ROV has no limit to bottom time and
the Engineer on the Surface conducting the Test can guide the ROV and the
sensors in a manner he prefers without the interpretation of commands as you
inevitable find when a diver performs a task underwater. ( NDT Engineer - Dive
Supervisor - Diver ) Since many of the NDT tasks include to Humans ( Divers )
harmful substances and Radiation this is a task that can be made much safer by