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When you live under the sea, accommodations are tight, but the view is nice. See where Roane State faculty Bruce Cantrell and Jessica Fain will live and teach while staying underwater for 73 days. While in this habitat -- it's the size of a dorm room -- they will host a weekly lecture series and teach a college-level course.
Oceaneering Space Systems (OSS) is a subcontractor at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL), aka the big pool. We perform underwater testing for the oil & gas industry to help mitigate risks for your Subsea applications. The facility is available for your underwater testing needs with a fully integrated Millennium Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) resident at the facility. There is no other facility like this in the world. Watch the video and visit our website for more details: http://www.oceaneering.com/nbl/ Share this Video: http://youtu.be/9IVKVg9lyU0
A new tool to safeguard drinking water is now keeping a watchful eye on Lake Erie. On July 18, a robotic lake-bottom laboratory began tracking the levels of dangerous toxins produced by algae that bloom each summer in the lake’s western basin. The goal is to provide advance warning to municipal water managers and thereby prevent a recurrence of the water crisis that left more than 400,000 Toledo-area residents without safe drinking water for about two days in early August 2014 due to high levels of microcystin toxins. The project is a collaboration between the University of Michigan's Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor. Read the full story at myumi.ch/aKQrz
A selected array of some of the subsea animations that Constructive Media has produced! These animations are great for showcasing procedures, new products, or project overviews. Want to know more? Visit us at www.constructivemedia.com.au!
MacGregor introduces a flexible retrofit device, which is designed to enhance the load-handling precision of an offshore crane even in challenging sea states - the MacGregor 3D Motion Compensator (3DMC). Our standard active heave-compensation (AHC) compensates for a vessel’s vertical movements. However, when very accurate load positioning is required, such as landing loads on small fixed platforms, the MacGregor 3DMC is a fantastic new option. It can be fitted to the knuckle jib of a broad spectrum of new or existing MacGregor subsea/offshore cranes. It compensates for the roll, pitch and heave motions of the vessel to minimise any movement of the load in relation to a fixed point in space.on
HR Wallingford’s Fast Flow Facility was purpose-built for sediment and scour research. This 75 m long wave, current and sediment flume provides exciting opportunities to solve real world scour and sedimentation problems in controlled laboratory conditions. Take a look at how we have used the facility to assess scour, and design scour and remediation and protection for offshore structures
Oilgear's subsea hydraulic control (BOP, ROV, pod) test stand at its R&D facility in Traverse City, Michigan. Fall 2015 testing of Oilgear variable-displacement, axial-piston pumps, directional control valves (SPM), and ultra-duty accumulators at the former Olmsted Products laboratory.
In this work, a framework is presented that makes it possible to reproduce the challenging operational scenario of controlling offshore cranes via a laboratory setup. This framework can be used for testing different control methods and for training purposes. The system consists of an industrial robot, the Kuka KR 6 R900 SIXX (KR AGILUS) manipulator and a motion platform with three degrees of freedom. This work focuses on the system integration. The motion platform is used to simulate the wave effects, while the robotic arm is controlled by the user with a joystick. The wave contribution is monitored by means of an accelerometer mounted on the platform and it is used as a negative input to the manipulator’s control algorithm so that active heave compensation methods can be achieved. Concern...
30 Seconds of Engineering Research Competition Students: Abdul Aziz & Suvra Chakraborty Supervisor: Dr. Vandad Talimi Faculty of Engineering in Memorial University of Newfoundland is contributing to the Atlantic Canada with novel ideas and research facilities. In this short video we tried to introduce such a research idea and procedure of with minimal description and visual aids. It focuses on student's research topic “Thermal analysis of Buried offshore puipeline” and was shot in C-CORE laboratory. The video was made to satisfy the contest requirement of the FEAS Research Video competition 2015.
SINGAPORE: The new S$75 million Keppel-NUS Corporate Laboratory was launched in Singapore on Monday. One of its research aims is to develop technological solutions to meet the challenges of oil and gas exploration and production in harsh environments like the Arctic. It is the second corporate laboratory launched under a scheme by the National Research Foundation to enhance collaboration between universities and industries. The first - the Rolls-Royce@NTU Corporate Lab - was launched in July 2013. The Keppel-NUS Corporate Lab is the first involving a local company. The Arctic is rich in petroleum and mineral resources. But it is also a harsh environment where temperatures can dip to as low as minus 60 degrees. Getting to these resources is a challenge that can hopefully be overcome th...
Advanced computing technology allows TechnipFMC to process complex subsea riser configurations with minimal processing time. This impressive technology has attracted clients from around the world who are turning to TechnipFMC to develop the most robust riser designs possible using their optimal configurations.
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We had the opportunity to showcase our latest optical, wireless, imaging, and acoustic technology alongside OneSubsea and Saab at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL). NASA's NBL is an underwater training facility used to prepare astronauts for the micro-gravity conditions they will experience in space. At 202 feet long, 101 feet wide and 40 feet deep, and holding 6.2 million gallons of water, the pool is the largest indoor body of water in the world and contains a full size replica of the International Space Station (ISS). Around the pool, we deployed acoustic data telemetry, sonar imaging and optical communications technologies to simulate some of the typical remote inspection and intervention scenarios its low risk technology can be utilised for. 6G sensor nodes suspended mid-water wer...
Overview of lab environment About WFS WFS Technologies Ltd is a global leader in subsea wireless instrumentation and control solutions for the Offshore Oil and Gas, Renewables, Environmental, Defense and Consumer industries. WFS Technologies Ltd 7 Houston Interchange Business Park Livingston EH54 5DW Phone: +44(0)845 862 6600 http://www.wfs-tech.com/
M/S Herkules is a steel tugboat that sank in Trondheim Harbour September 16th 1957. The wreck is located at 50-60 meters depth with a total length of 20-25 meters. On August 25th and 26th 2014, a crew from NTNU Applied Underwater Robotics Laboratory executed two 40-minute dives with ROV Minerva from R/V Gunnerus to map the wreck using photogrammetry. The details of the survey can be found in the IFAC Workshop NGCUV 2015 (Girona, April 28th-30th) conference paper “Underwater Photogrammetric Mapping of an Intact Standing Steel Wreck with ROV” by Nornes et al. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405896315002736)