Posted on 08.05.2006 - 07:45 EDT in ROV NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
When operating an ROV for ship hull inspections, unless conditions are ideal, the task can be challenging. Current flow can often make maintaining a stable position for accurate object identification difficult. Add turbid or black water conditions and the difficulty escalates. Additionally, once an object is located precisely identifying its position on the ship hull has its own challenges.
The concept of creating a crawler that attaches to the ship hull helps to reduce and even eliminate the difficulties encountered. There are two primary inspection methods for the LBC.
By offering both methods the operator can conduct a survey in virtually any condition and more thoroughly. With the ability to attach and detach covering all areas of the ship hull are not a problem. Additionally, the LBC can be deployed from a remote location and flown through the water to the ship hull for inspection.
Where current flow is extremely rapid the LBC can also be manually attached to the ship hull. The LBC has the ability to operate in conditions that far exceed the ability of any ROV.
Beyond the ability to conduct precision ship hull inspections the LBC is a capable ROV that allows for harbor and wharf inspections as well as other ROV related tasks.
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