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How a Hydroelectric Engineering Firm is Generating More Business Using Underwater Drones

Customer Stories, Infrastructure, Oil and Energy

As underwater drones, known as Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV), become more affordable, the hydroelectric power industry capitalizes by doing own inspections. Hydroelectric dams are complicated structures.  There is a multitude of components and various combinations of these mechanisms that make up a hydroelectric power station, making each station its own unique structure.  The main goal… Read More »

Western Canada Marine Response ROV Underwater Drone

Oil Spill Response Robot | Customer Spotlight: Western Canada Marine Response

Customer Stories, Military / First Responder, Oil and Energy, Underwater Discovery and Research

Western Canada Marine Response adding the use of a Deep Trekker DTG2 underwater drone to their arsenal of oil spill response tools. Oil and chemical spills happen quickly and their effects are felt for many years.  The news often highlights how these spills happen and the devastating impacts, however, what is less often covered are the clean-up… Read More »

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Intake Gate Inspection with an ROV

Oil and Energy

Remotely Operated Vehicles performing an intake gate inspection allows plant managers and 3rd party inspection companies to quickly respond to situations. As a power producer, it’s important to keep the dam functioning at top performance. As the second largest producer of energy for the world2, it is the hydro dam’s responsibility to provide consistent power… Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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