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Below you'll find a list of all posts that have been categorized as "Oil and Energy"

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Cooling Tower Maintenance – New Strategic Partnerships

Customer Stories, Infrastructure, Oil and Energy

Southern Water Services of Texas utilizing a Deep Trekker Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) or underwater drone to conduct cooling tower maintenance. What is an Industrial Cooling Tower? Cooling towers play a vital role in the removal of waste hot water generated by industrial equipment and processes. This special type of heat exchanger allows water and… Read More »

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Water Intake Maintenance | Using an Underwater Drone

Infrastructure, Oil and Energy

Examining how a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), or an underwater drone, is used to maintain a water intake for Hydroelectric dams. In order for hydro-electric dams to generate power at the highest capacity, each aspect of the system requires periodic inspection and maintenance. A water intake is an integral part of power generation and is… Read More »

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Submerged Offshore Pipeline Inspections Made Easy with an ROV

Infrastructure, Oil and Energy, Tutorials and Tips

Using Remotely Operated Vehicles to perform submerged offshore pipeline inspections to easily monitor and evaluate the system before disaster strikes. When you think about oil and gas, you often picture the drilling rigs and filling up at the gas station. We understand there are steps in between to deliver the fossil fuels to their final… Read More »


Coal Power Plant Inspections: Observing Water Flow & Safety with Underwater Drones

Infrastructure, Oil and Energy

Safety is of the utmost importance when it comes to coal power plant inspections; utilizing Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), or underwater drones. For anyone who has found their way to a coal power plant, there is one very common theme throughout the place; safety is the key. It is reiterated with protocols, procedures, and plenty… Read More »


Offshore Wind Farm Approved for Long Island

Oil and Energy

Offshore wind proposal is approved to be built off the east coast of the United States; bringing them one step closer to obtaining new, clean, renewable energy. We have occasionally written about offshore wind farms in the past. Recently, a proposal to construct a 90-megawatt (MW) wind energy plant off the coast of Long Island has… Read More »

Underwater Robots Perfect for Power Production

Oil and Energy

Underwater exploration, fish farms, dive jobs, marine research, municipal and commercial water utilities are obvious industries for the utilization of Deep Trekker mini-ROVs and pipe crawlers. However another industry that has seen remarkable success integrating underwater inspection robots is energy production. Diverse methods of creating energy provide a number of applications which benefit from inspection… Read More »

Dam Inspection: A Day at Still Creek Dam

Customer Stories, Infrastructure, Oil and Energy

We’ve been busy lately visiting various municipalities, police forces, aquaculture sites, and water treatment plants showcasing both our portable ROV systems and our new product line, the DT340 Pipe Crawler. One project in particular, took place at the Still Creek Dam in Tamaqua, PA. Cody and Sam packed up the crawler and headed down to perform a… Read More »

Welcoming Wind Farms for Alternative Power Generation

Oil and Energy

News of completion of the first offshore wind farm in American water was shared last week by the New York Times. Why is this important? As we learn more about fossil fuels and non-renewable energy, it becomes clear that as a global population we need to find alternative methods to power our everyday lives. Wind power… Read More »

How Do You Clear Your Trash Racks?

Commercial / Salvage, Oil and Energy

What are Trash Racks? A trash rack is a wooden or metal structure that prevents debris from entering the intake of a water mill, hydroelectric dam or storm water system. In many cases, hydro dams pull in water from a lake, river or reservoir through their intake to be used for power generation. As the… Read More »

Nuclear Power Plant Reactor

Mini-ROVs: The Coal-Fired and Nuclear Power Plant Inspection Solution

Industry News, Oil and Energy

To some people, applications for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in energy production facilities such as offshore oil platforms or hydroelectric dams may seem obvious. Such structures are either built on water or directly use water to create energy. However, many people may not know that ROVs can be very useful in monitoring and maintaining other… Read More »

4 Ways Deep Trekker ROVs Can Be The Best Option For Hull Inspections

Marine Survey / Shipping, Oil and Energy

If you work in the shipping industry or own a vessel (whether it be a tug boat or a massive freight ship), completing regular hull inspections can be one way to avoid damage and decay on your boat. Completing a hull inspection on your vessel can give insight as to whether or not the structure… Read More »

Immediate Response Inspection Tools for Energy Producers

Oil and Energy

Every minute that a power plant is out of service, can potentially cost thousands of dollars. However, the consequences are more than financial, as the public also suffers when they do not have power in their homes. It is for these and many more reasons that power plants work tirelessly to reduce downtime and perform… Read More »

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