Oil and Energy

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Why Deep Trekker ROVs for Oil and Energy

As the population grows, the need for efficient production and delivery of energy is becoming more and more pressing. Much of the new energy developments, whether wind, solar, oil and gas, nuclear, or hydroelectricity, involve infrastructure under the water. Ensuring safety, efficiency, and lessening environmental impact depends on proper and periodic monitoring of the processes and equipment below the surface. The Deep Trekker mini ROV systems offer an alternative, or complement to sending divers down to do emergency or routine inspection work.

Deep Trekker portable ROV systems have been used to do inspections at nuclear power plants, including water tanks, in-water equipment, and in reactor. Inspecting penstock and trash gates at hydroelectric stations is made simple, with no need to carry a generator or find a power supply near the inspection area. Undersea installations at sea-based wind and solar installations can easily be done from the boat with the one-man carry ROV systems. Even when divers are needed in the water for repairs, Deep Trekker mini ROVs offer peace of mind by being an extra set of eyes in the water for safety, security, and guidance.

Using Mini ROVs in Hydroelectricity

Hydroelectric power is a renewable energy source that uses water to generate electricity. A mini remote operated vehicle can perform fast, efficient energy structure inspections of hydroelectric dam intakes to detect foreign objects that could cause blockage. They can also conduct trash rack inspection and removal of smaller debris. Additionally, mini ROVs can assist in hydroelectric dam reservoir evaluation to mitigate environmental damage.

Power Plant Inspections

ROVs are also beneficial when used to conduct coal-fired and nuclear power plant inspection tasks. The ROV serves as a water tank inspection robot that can assist in monitoring the condition of the water tanks and tubes that are essential for ensuring the efficient, safe operation of these facilities. It is equipped with a specially designed tank inspection camera to help detect signs of blockage.

An ROV can even be used for nuclear reactor inspection tasks. In addition to their superior water tank inspection capabilities, ROVs can often avoid costly draining and downtime.

Oil and Gas Inspections

ROVs are now standard equipment at many offshore oil and gas drilling sites. A remote operated vehicle provides a cost-effective and safe method for conducting undersea oil rig inspection tasks. Small ROVs from Deep Trekker can easily maneuver to perform visual inspections of the platform, legs, valves, moon pools, water tanks, and support vessels.

With the increasing emphasis placed on the oceanic environment, an ROV can play an important role in assessing the health of the ecosystem that surrounds an offshore oil or gas rig.

Solar and Wind Installation Inspections

Offshore wind and solar power farms are now being built in many parts of the world. An offshore ROV can assist in the wind and solar installation inspection process by assessing the underwater environment, remotely monitoring the underwater construction process, and inspecting the infrastructure upon completion of a new installation.

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The Benefits of Deep Trekker for Oil and Energy:

  • Easily deploy with 1 -2 person teams to complete full inspections
  • On-board batteries requiring no top-side power
  • 270 degree camera rotation for efficient inspection
  • Monitor divers easily and completely document all work
  • Pitching System allows the ROV to go where is to small or dangerous for divers
  • No maintenace, no shaft seals to service, grease or replace. Simply keep it clean and charged
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