Posted on 11.03.2010 - 13:00 UTC in SURVEY NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
Aberdeen's newest equipment rental company, Unique System UK Ltd, has made a valuable addition to its inventory with the purchase of DMS-05 motion sensor and Meridian Subsea gyro compass technology from Teledyne TSS. The equipment will be available to meet the needs of demanding rental customers and it reflects the policy of the new office which aims to become the first point of call for anyone seeking to work with the most advanced technology on the market.
"Our rental customers expect to work with the best and most innovative equipment there is and our business is to have the equipment available for them when they need it," explained Ray Hughes of Unique System. "It is a big investment for us but we believe that by charging fair rental fees we can create a situation where everybody benefits. This has been the Unique System philosophy at all of its centres throughout the world and I am confident that it will form the basis for success in Aberdeen."
The DMS is manufactured by Teledyne TSS at its advanced new factory in Watford, UK. It is a highly regarded compact and lightweight three axis dynamic motion sensor that is depth rated to 3,000 metres as standard. Its performance is such that it can measure roll and pitch accurate to 0.05° within a range of ±30° and heave accurate to 5cm or 5% (whichever is greater) through a range of ±10 metres. It offers a range of features that make it an ideal choice for users needing to compensate for vessel motion during multi-beam survey work.
The Meridian subsea gyrocompass is another industry-leading product from Teledyne TSS that is expected to be in demand from ROV users and companies involved in seabed construction projects.
It was launched as the smallest, lightest, most flexible and accurate gyrocompass available to commercial users. Depth rated to 3,000 metres, the Meridian Subsea RP version bought by Unique also includes a roll and pitch module as well as the standard dynamically tuned gyro which provides a level of performance and accuracy unmatched by even the latest fibre optic designs. The new gyro has consequently been developed to provide reliable maintenance-free operation with a MTBF in excess of 30,000 hours. The only attention that the Meridian Subsea is ever likely to require is occasional calibration.
Unique System UK Ltd is the newly opened European facility of the Unique Maritime Group which is the holding company for the Unique System group of companies. They are leading providers of specialist integrated services for hydrographic survey, offshore construction, oceanographic, environmental, non-destructive testing, ROV and diving equipment sales and rentals. The company has its headquarters in Sharjah UAE with established bases in the USA in both Houston and New Iberia and others in Cape Town, Mumbai and a partnering outlet in Singapore.