Factory Acceptance Testing News

KATFISH undergoing sea trials in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland in February 2017 (Photo: Kraken Sonar)

KATFISH Completes Phase One Sea Trials

;s innovative Fault Detection and Fault Response (FDFR) system will be integrated into the KATFISH and exercised through the complete operating envelope, helping to ensure safe and efficient operations.   Upon completion of Phase Two sea trials, the KATFISH system will undergo final Factory Acceptance Testing. Shipment to the customer is planned for April 2017 followed by integration of the system onboard the customer’s Unmanned Surface Vessel.   KATFISH is an actively controlled, intelligent towfish used to generate real-time, ultra-high resolution seabed images and 3D maps for

Subsea Mining: Nautilus to Wet Test Seafloor Production Equipment

Support Vessel (“PSV”). The first of the equipment to be tested will be the three Seafloor Production Tools (SPTs). The SPTs are due for delivery from the Soil Machine Dynamics facility in Newcastle upon Tyne early in 2016. Each machine is undergoing rigorous commissioning and factory acceptance testing which has been conducted in dry conditions on land. Once delivered, the SPTs will undergo extensive wet testing at Duqm Port in Oman which is designed to provide a submerged demonstration of the fully assembled SPTs and will involve submerged testing of: • Control systems operations

Gen 5 Multiplexer Courtesy Seatronics

Seatronics, Meridian Complete Mexico Pipeline, Deliver Cost Saving

of equipment supplied for the project by Seatronics included the Gen 5 Multiplexer; two R2 Sonic 2024 multibeam systems; an Teledyne Workhorse DVL system; an Octans Fiber Optic Gyro; a TSS - 440 pipe tracker; a Tritech bathymetric system and a Sidus green line laser. Seatronics facilitated full factory acceptance testing prior to mobilisation with the supply of subsea cabling, manufactured in-house by Seatronics, providing the client with everything required to ease potential issues during mobilisation. Phil Middleton, group managing director, Seatronics, said, “Our customers want to guarantee

Nautilus Minerals Begins Auxiliary Cutter Commissioning

Nautilus Minerals Inc. informed that the commissioning and factory acceptance testing of its third and final Seafloor Production Tool (SPT), the Auxiliary Cutter, has commenced at  Soil Machine Dynamics’ facility at Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.   Nautilus' CEO, Mike Johnston said “With the Bulk Cutter and the Collecting Machine having already begun Factory Acceptance Testing and now with the Auxiliary Cutter underway, we are on track to complete this testing phase and take delivery of the three SPTs in Q4 2015."   When fully assembled, the Auxiliary Cutter will weigh

Wojciech Zmudzinski, Chief Pipeline Engineer for McDermott (right) with an INPEX Ichthys Project representative during a valve manufacturing inspection at a factory in Italy.

McDermott Engineers Created the World’s Largest Specialty Valves

are the world’s largest, single-piece forged, top entry ball valves.”   Each valve measures approximately 9 meters in length and 7 meters high, and weighs more than 100 tonnes. The first valve has been successfully built and tested. The second valve is currently undergoing factory acceptance testing and is expected to be ready in September. Once all six valves have passed factory testing, two will be installed offshore in 270 meters of water, while the remaining four will be installed onshore, one at the landfall block valve and three at the processing facility at Bladin Point.  

MTR 100: Saab Seaeye Ltd

, torque tools and water jetting tools. The company also designs and manufactures a range of ROV handling devices including Tether Management Systems. In-house deep rated pressure test facilities are installed at the company’s Fareham factory along with a test tank for final vehicle Factory Acceptance Testing together with product development testing. The company also has access to a local indoor test facility and another substantial indoor test tank is located in Sweden. For major trials Saab uses its harbor and workshops on the shore of the 1900 sq. km Lake Vättern.  The Tech Technol

Auxilary Cutter (Credit Nautilus)

SMD Begins Auxiliary Cutter Assembly

facility in Newcastle in Tyne, UK. Nautilus' CEO, Mike Johnston said “we are pleased that the assembly of the AC, the third and final of the three SPTs has now commenced, with the arrival of the chassis at the SMD facility. The next milestone for the SPTs will be the commencement of Factory Acceptance Testing on the already assembled Bulk Cutter (BC). We look forward to reporting on this progress next month”. When completed, The AC will weigh in at 250 tons. The AC is a preparatory machine, used to deal with rough terrain, creating benches for the other SPTs to work. It will operate

AEUK Completes Sonar FAT for German Navy

Atlas Elektronik U.K. Ltd. (AEUK) confirmed that that their Cerberus Mod2 Diver Detection Sonar has now successfully completed its Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) at their premises in the U.K. against a particularly comprehensive and demanding set of requirements set by the German Government. Of particular significance was the accreditation of a completely new design and build of a bespoke Power Supply and Processing Unit (PSPU) to the Mil-Std EMC and Environmental qualification standards set by the customer as well as the stringent German Information Security (BSI) testing which further complements

Piranha Sludge Digester: Image credit ACT 2

ACT 2 Sludge Devouring Device Installed in Drill Ship

Transocean.  ACT2 say that they are also working on additional units for Transocean in the 200 person range. BP, Transocean, and ACT2 Technologies are committed to reducing sanitation pollution to zero while existing 159(55) regulations still allow many pollutants to be discharged. Factory Acceptance Testing of ACT2 Piranha units show pollutant values at zero, or “U” (Undetectable) while 159(55) regulations still allow pollutants to have 2 and 3 digit values.   The ACT2 Piranha systems are designed to digest sewage and paper into pure, odorless and colorless water to meet EPA water

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