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Teledyne Bowtech: Lamps for the Five Deeps Expedition

achieve all of the above, significant and considerable analysis and testing was conducted to ensure suitability and reliability in the field.Developed from the standard LED-V-Series lamp, the LED-1153 is a high quality underwater floodlight constructed from hard anodized 6082-T6 aluminium and 316L stainless steel with an acrylic window. The LED-1153 is pressure compensated with silicon fluid and has a maximum operating depth of 11,000 meters. Due to its complex and bespoke design, it must be used in conjunction with a pressure compensation system

Installation of water level measuring station, Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea (Photo: MacArtney)

New Water Level Measuring Stations in the Wadden Sea

data by utilizing an ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensor. Five of the units included pressure sensors to determine the changing water levels for the purposes of data collection, with the further use of the results for hydrodynamic modeling.These measuring stations each consist of a 2.5 m long stainless steel pole that is vertically anchored in the tidal flats. The pressure sensors are positioned approximately 20 cm above the seabed to determine the changing water levels. On the upper part of the pole, protected by stainless steel housing, are the secure and waterproof mounted Tide Master device

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OSIL Supply US Antarctic Program with Multi Corer

assessment worldwide. The corer is universally acknowledged as being the only way of reliably collecting a truly undisturbed sediment sample from the seabed.The multiple corer is hydrostatically damped to control the speed of descent of the core tubes into the sediment, and is constructed from stainless steel. The system features detachable core assemblies, which enables the core tubes (or if necessary the entire core tube assembly) to be removed from the corer for analysis or storage. The core tubes are sealed top and bottom once the sample has been taken, allowing rapid retrieval of the corer without

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Mooring Installation Highlights Thordon's Range

system is now successfully operating offshore Libya.”One recent renewable energy project included the installation of Thordon bearings for the main turbine shafts of the 2MW OCEAN_2G tidal energy platform launched by Spain’s Mgallenes Renewables last year in Vigo bay, Spain.A specialized stainless steel cladding solution was chosen to protect the 600mm (23.622”) diameter shaft, and Thordon’s COMPAC elastomeric polymer alloy bearings were selected to ensure the longest possible life in an unpredictable and demanding open ocean environment.George Morrison, Thordon Bearings’

New Model 810 Pneumatic and Hydraulic Industrial Fluid Rotary Union (Image: Moog Focal)

Moog Focal Rolls Out New Fluid Rotary Union

rolling element bearings, ideal for long endurance applications and low maintenance. Filled PTFE based seals run on a hardened surface to provide long service life, minimizing frictional heat generation and operational torque. For marine applications, the Model 810 is available in hybrid and fully stainless steel versions for added corrosion protection. This Fluid Rotary Union can be easily combined with Moog electrical and optical slip rings, contains pass isolation and cross channel flow prevention, and has been tested up to 5 million revolutions

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New Range of Underwater Connectors

marine energy and oceanographic research with its range of connectors which are watertight, reliable and long-lasting thanks to their mechanical robustness and resistance to vibration, shock and corrosion. For its marine connectors, SOURIAU uses many different kinds of material such as bronze, stainless steel, titanium and Super Duplex steel. As well as custom products developed in collaboration with customers, we offer connector ranges suitable for most applications.Vincent Mansour, Product Manager Marine, said, "Marine connectors contribute to system reliability by facilitating maintenance

Sonardyne 6G Wideband Acoustics allows simultaneous operations by  multiple platforms. (Courtesy Sonardyne International)

Digital Ocean: Making Subsea Data More Easily Accessible

of SMART is flexibility and configurability, and the ability to connect to different sensors and data sources is an integral part of the SMART product line. However, these are not the only options: SMART is available in a range of materials from aluminum and aluminum bronze through super-duplex stainless steel for the highest possible corrosion resistance. Other options include longer ‘maxi’ housings for increased battery capacity and different connector types and, if required, other functions, including acoustic positioning, can be added to the monitoring system.   Technology Platforms

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Unique Multiple Corer for Project in Papua New Guinea

be transported by helicopter. The frame can easily be broken down into two stackable pieces that allows the overall shipping height of the corer to be greatly reduced, and enables quick reassembly of the system ready for deployment.   The hydrostatically damped Multi Corer is constructed from stainless steel and features detachable core assemblies, which enables the core tubes (or if necessary the entire core tube assembly) to be removed from the corer for analysis or storage. The core tubes are sealed top and bottom once the sample has been taken, allowing rapid retrieval of the corer without jeopardizi

(Photo: OSIL)

OSIL Delivers Multi Corer for China’s XMU

delivered a 12 station Multiple Corer to XMU University in China.   The hydrostatically damped Multi Corer is capable of collecting up to 12 samples simultaneously, which include a high-quality sediment sample and the overlying supernatant water.    The corer is constructed from stainless steel and features detachable core assemblies, which enables the core tubes (or if necessary the entire core tube assembly) to be removed from the corer for analysis or storage. The core tubes are sealed top and bottom once the sample has been taken, allowing rapid retrieval of the corer without jeopardizi

TX4849 Slip Ring (Photo: Trolex Engineering)

Trolex Expands Its Range of Slip Rings

 Trolex Engineering, a designer and manufacturer of Electrical Slip Ring Units, has introduced the TX4849 Slip Ring.   The Weather Protected Slip Ring is a compact 316L stainless steel unit which has a cover diameter of only 72mm. The unit can house up to 16 rings, rated 12 Amps, 1000V per ring. In addition to electrical passes, the unit can also be combined with a fiber optic rotary joint, both single and multimode options.   Suitable for a variety of applications including ROVs, winches and seismic surveying, the unit has been design tested to meet IP66 ratings, Trolex said.

Z-Boat 1250 (Photo: Teledyne Oceanscience)

New Remotely Operated Hydrographic Survey Boat

(typical instrument): 22 kg (48 lbs) Battery Endurance*: 1.0 m/s: ~4 hours; 1.5 m/s: >1 hour Payload (typical): 4.5 kg (10 lbs) Power: 3 @ 24 V, 4.5 AH NiMH Battery Packs Motor: 2 x Brushless DC Thrusters Hull Material: ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) Hardware: Anodized Aluminum, Stainless Steel R/C Control: Hitec R/C Control: Modes 3: Left Throttle/Right Steer; Right Throttle/Left Steer; Dual Throttle R/C Antenna: Omni Directional R/C Range: 750 m R/C RF Scheme: FHSS R/C Frequency: 2.4 GHz Warranty: One year on all Z-Boat 1250 components. (*Speeds measured over water; speed

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Ty-Met Cable Ties Help Maintain Position in High-vibration Applications

Ty-Met stainless steel retained-tension ball-lock cable ties, new from Thomas & Betts (T&B), a member of the ABB Group, feature specially formed spring crimps that help maintain consistent tension on the tie after installation. Consistent tension enables the cable tie to remain in position, even under high-vibration conditions. “Ty-Met retained-tension cable ties won’t slide down the bundle of cables after installation,” said Ralph Donati, product marketing director, Installation Products, at ABB Electrification Products. “The spring crimp was engineered to

(Photo: Sidus Solutions)

New Subsea Camera Boasts 4K UHD Image Quality

focus with a 20x zoom and a combined optical and digital zoom of 144x. The SS490 delivers better picture quality than non-4K models due to its use of HDR (high dynamic range). This is especially helpful with varying lighting conditions such as working with multiple ROVs or reflectivity from stainless steel objects. “We developed the SSS490 because we wanted to create a camera that produced the clearest and highest quality image in the most challenging environments,” said Leonard Pool, CEO of Sidus Solutions.  The cutting-edge camera not only provides top-notch image quality

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OSIL Launches 3 Axis Accelerometer to Aid Piston Coring

Corer from OSIL is a rugged and reliable system, which can achieve up to 60m core samples in soft cohesive sediments and muds. The system is a modular construction with a unique integral piston, which reduces internal friction and prevents plugging. The corer can be manufactured from carbon steel or stainless steel, and is a much sought after tool for the study of marine sediments

Image: Kongsberg

Tech File: Kongsberg’s Compact Survey Vessel

. The craft is light enough to be launched by one person, and all the instrument controls, communication systems and survey operating tools are ergonomically designed so that everything can be accessed from the helmsman’s position.    The vessel is constructed from plastic with all stainless steel fittings. It measures 3m in length, has a width of 1.62m and weights 182kg which includes the supplied 30HP outboard engine. Standard fuel capacity is 24L which gives the Compact Survey Vessel the ability to operate for many hours before the need to refuel. With a top speed of 27 knots it can

cNODE IQAM (Photo: Kongsberg)

Kongsberg Introduces cNODE IQAM

. cNODE IQAM can operate with both internal and external batteries and features low power electronics and configurable sensor logging intervals to maximize subsea deployment time. cNODE IQAM can be built from a range of materials including hard anodized aluminium through to super duplex stainless steel for corrosion resistance. It is available in two sizes using standard cNODE Maxi and cNODE Midi housing designs, depending on battery requirements. “While expanding the capabilities of the established cNODE range, cNODE IQAM also builds upon our existing subsea monitoring portfolio

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Monitoring Buoy Network Installed in UAE

molded PE hulls are foam filled to prevent the buoy sinking in the unlikely event that the outer hull is damaged. All instrumentation and cables are held internally and are protected by the rugged enclosed top section, which has been designed to minimize damage from the elements or interference. The stainless steel central structure removes the possibility of any corrosion issues, while offering good water flow for water quality sensors, while also providing a very high degree of protection for valuable, sensitive, or delicate equipment.    The platforms also offer a higher visibility profile

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