ROV producer VideoRay held an event at the end of April to teach a special online course on the ways companies can use remote devices to look for especially small and dangerous devices underwater.
Limpet and parasitic devices can cause serious dangers and be enormously time-consuming for the unprepared, so the goal of this workshop was to show interested businesses how to use VideoRay products to conduct searches specifically for these objects.
The e-workshop was hosted by Mark Fleming, a technician and former naval officer. As with a lot of remote vehicle operations, the process to detect and successfully deal with these devices may be involved: learning more about the right way to respond can also lead to smart ROV insurance choices.
The eWorkshop used the VideoRay Pro 4 to demonstrate the subtleties of this scenario, and companies interested in employing these specific models can look to the official website for a list of the different features that they contain.
For example, brushless thrusters that allow the VideoRay Pro 4 to generate more than 20 pounds of thrust increase maneuverability, despite a relatively simple design. A video on the site shows one sample unit doing exactly that in a test tank.
The combination of compact portability and easy use can make this sort of technology essential for tricky underwater maneuvers. Whether or not you were able to observe this course, you can still find appropriate ROV operators insurance so your crew goes into any potentially risky situation appropriately prepared.
When the equipment is handled remotely, everything that could go wrong with a unit and its possible accessories needs to be anticipated in advance.