Using an ROV to Inspect Confined Spaces
Rachel Doornekamp | May 29, 2020
It’s not just commercial divers that can benefit from using an ROV for navigating tight spaces. Recreational divers and ocean explorers can encounter various types of confined spaces when exploring. Take a shipwreck for instance - with an ROV and the diveable control system, users can safely and easily explore the wreck up close without putting themselves in danger or harming the archeological site.
Vessel inspections are absolutely imperative for safe and efficient vessel operations. Safe and efficient ships are important for the overall success of the maritime industry, however when much of the work happens below the surface there are limited options for getting a visual on what is going on. In addition to being expensive, dry docking takes ships out of commission for extended periods of time. Divers are a valid option however ports can be dangerous. With murky conditions, as well as large ships moving in relatively small spaces, hull inspections can be risky for divers. By using an ROV in lieu of divers, humans are kept safe and out of dangerous situations. You can learn more about vessel inspection in our Optimizing Vessel Performance with ROVs.
If you’re interested in learning more about how Deep Trekker ROVs can assist in the navigation of tight spaces take a look at 5 Ways ROVs Benefit Hydroelectric Plants.
In addition to ROVs Deep Trekker also offers CCTV Pipe Crawlers and Utility Crawlers. Everything You Need to Know About Pipe Inspection Robots and Industrial Tank Cleaning Robots offer more information about these vehicles.
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