WORK CLASS ROVS: WHAT ARE THE PERFORMANCE LIMITS AND HOW CAN THEY BE EXTENDED?
Subsea intervention tasks are becoming more complex at the same time as the consequences of operational failure have become more critical, and emphasis on cost control continues to mount. The present generation of work vehicles is being pushed to the very limit of its performance, so that almost without realising, the risk of operational failure has increased, just when attempts should be underway to achieve the opposite. Solutions to this potential problem are discussed including increased technical awareness among users and suppliers of underwater systems, a new generation of ROVs, and new ways of configuring existing vehicles.
- Intl Underwater Systems Design, v 17 n 6, Nov/Dec 1995, p 4 [7 p, 2 fig]
- Williams, H W
- Publication Date: 1995
- TRT Terms: Underwater vehicles
- Uncontrolled Terms: Remotely operated vehicles
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00718941
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM