Aim to exceed the client’s expectation while adhering the highest standards in industry compliance and safety; that is the goal of Mountain West Commercial Diving (MWCD). Based out of Hazelton, Idaho, MWCD has over 25 years of experience in successfully completing underwater tasks ranging from repairing dams and reservoirs to inspecting and maintaining potable water systems. To preserve their objective, MWCD needed a way to keep the overall cost of a job down for their clients while not cutting corners in their operation; thereby compromising the safety of their dive team and the general public.
Mountain West Commercial Diving’s continuous commitment to safety and quality led to the acquisition of a Deep Trekker DTG2 Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV); offering the team the ability to rapidly conduct a submersed inspections of potable water systems. Jake Spaulding, owner of MWCD, commented, “Rather than deploying divers in every situation we save the customer money and do [an] inspection with the ROV and provide the customer with HD video of their tanks/reservoirs.”
Prior to owning the Deep Trekker underwater drone, MWCD sent in divers for every underwater inspection; this was proving to be taxing affair and would be quite costly for the company which would in-turn be a burden on the clients. With the ROV inspection tool, Jake Spaulding has been able to provide a cost-effective solution.
“It’s nice to save my divers from unneeded climbing or entry into a tank that was in good shape,” Spaulding adds, “It is so much nicer to hoist the ROV to the top of a tower [than] it is to send a diver dressed in up a 65 ft ladder. Now we only send in divers if we know what is needed.”
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“Deep trekker makes this task much easier no hauling in a generator. I’ve also gone multiple days without charging and inspected multiple tanks.”MWCD is able to drop the ROV into a tank and have a live video feed transmitted from the unit to the lightweight controller; additionally, they are able to snap high-quality photos and record an HD video to review alongside their clients. With their Remotely Operated Vehicles, MWCD will be able to save their drivers from unnecessary climbs up towers that do not require servicing; thereby reducing the average cost to conduct an inspection for their clients while adhering the highest standards in industry compliance. Mountain West Commercial Diver has immediately seen the cost saving benefits of owning a Deep Trekker ROV to conduct their underwater ROV inspections; not only do they plan to continue to use their unit, their future strategy is to expand their aquatic drone fleet.
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