ROV operators rely on their equipment for delicate tasks in extreme conditions. Earlier this year, the Deep Trekker ROV company provided equipment for an Arctic research operation, that shows the features that make these sort of systems potential solutions for low-temperature dives.
According to Hydro International, one of the company's units survived being maneuvered in water 2 degrees below zero Celsius, with air temperature more than 20 degrees lower. The scientists using it hailed from the Plymouth University Marine Physics Research Group.
The Deep Trekker ROV company provided equipment for an Arctic research operation, that shows the features that make these sort of systems potential solutions for low-temperature dives.
Deploying tools like this successfully has implications for companies interested in Arctic activity. The same source shows how a DTG2 can be lifted by a single person and dropped into a hole in the ice. Once deployed, the ROV is able to observe the ice from underneath.
The company's website says that the in-device camera records HD footage, which it transmits to the user via a live feed. The "Worker" version of this model, used by the researchers in the most recent experiments, includes a 100 meter tether, as well as a grabber arm that can rotate 360 degrees.
Late last month, Shell announced that it would abandon its plans to drill in waters north of Alaska, although it still retained the rights for work in Arctic waters that the United States owns. The news came alongside a quarterly report that shows a loss of nearly $7.5 billion.
For offshore projects, businesses often need insurance that covers particular types of damage and risks. Experienced brokers have a better chance of understanding the particulars that go into regional exploration, giving these companies dependable support in the process.