Inspection: Innovatum Smartrak and SmartSearch go from strength to strength
Posted on 21.11.2007 - 14:00 EST in SURVEY NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
Production and further development of Smartrak and SmartSearch continues at Innovatum International Ltd. premises at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England UK.
SmarTrak has now been fitted to a wide variety of smaller ROVs: Seaeye Falcon, Cougar and Surveyor; Achilles m2000; Benthos Stingray; Cygnus; and Sub-Atlantic Commanche. SmarTrak systems can be fitted onto these modern small vehicles, which have not previously been capable of performing tracking tasks, because of low weights, small sizes and low power consumption.
SmarTrak is currently available in passive magnetic mode - the ac cable track mode is in test now.
SmartSearch is an underwater survey system specifically designed for munitions searches on pipeline routes, in use today surveying the Nord Stream pipeline route in the Baltic. SmartSearch provides rapid, highly detailed magnetic mapping of small ferrous objects, locating targets unseen by other systems and can also perform simple directional tracking along pipelines or cables with ferrous content. SmartSearch can provide a survey swathe of up to 6 metres, using 1- 12 sensors, with a survey speed of up to 4 knots. SmartSearch is a derivative of the SmarTrak cable and pipeline tracking system.
SmarTrak and SmartSearch are simpler to operate, with more performance and cost significantly less than previous tracking systems from innovatum, and will continue to offer tracking in passive magnetic, active ac (tone) and active dc modes.
SmarTrak and SmartSearch use new software, with automated calibration procedures giving simpler operation than previous magnetic systems.
Both are supplied in protective wheeled cases, with laptop computer, software and manuals, Tritech altimeter, all cables and one spare sensor.