Many companies continue to suffer the incessant costs of maintaining their equipment with professional divers without knowing that they can reduce their company’s costs with the use of ROVs. Optimize your company’s costs using ROVs.
Continuous overhauls and constant maintenance can be a huge problem, not only for industrial equipment, but also in older municipal infrastructure.
Any type of infrastructure such as: dams, water tanks, pipelines and waterways, all this infrastructure requires an organized management of overhaul and preventive maintenance, which can result in disproportionate expenses.
In cases where expert supervision is required, or a periodic review, the use of an ROV is the ideal solution to make all these continuous reviews, store data and generate accurate maintenance reports.
Areas that will benefit from the acquisition of a
A very common area that benefits greatly from the use of ROVs is the inspection of water tanks. The use of tanks requires constant inspection to avoid corrosion damage.
Traditional methods of inspection of water tanks
Previously, there was no choice but to drain the contents of the tank, having to cut off the supply and partially or completely stop its operation, or hire the services of a commercial diver.
The problem with continually hiring a professional dive team, aside from the cost, is that divers are not trained to detect subtle signs of any problems your specific equipment may present.
The fact that a simple inspection is so complicated and costly can result in equipment that avoids necessary preventive maintenance at all costs and ends up spending more for problems that could have been corrected with proper servicing and maintenance.
The issues of safety, cost and efficiency in overhauls are fully covered with the use of an ROV, which allows an in-house expert to perform efficient and flexible monitoring.
There are many cases of structures partially or totally submerged underwater, which means constant corrosion and the need for continuous inspections, in addition to the imperative need to plan in detail any mission and activity underwater. Of course, none of this is easy or cheap when dealing with complex structures, difficult to access and with very specific needs.
Traditional infrastructure inspection methods
The traditional method that has normally been used by both municipalities and industries has been to hire divers. Again, although many divers specialize in industrial activities such as your company’s, or in infrastructure inspections, it is highly unlikely that a commercial diver would be able to warn of subtle risks or damage that, on the other hand, an expert on your team could.
In addition to the cost and inefficiency of hiring divers for this type of inspection, it should be noted that these types of missions are often very difficult to access, which always represents a great responsibility in terms of human life.
With the use of an ROV the need to hire divers is drastically reduced, inspections will be much cheaper and the need for divers is simply limited to already established and planned missions.
Pipe inspection used to be an almost ignored activity due to its complexity, the normal thing was to dig trenches and check them manually, otherwise the pipes were inaccessible to humans.
Traditional pipeline inspection methods
Currently, a visual inspection system is used that makes use of camera devices on a push rod, this system is quite inefficient, as these devices are usually fragile and with very expensive spare parts that often result in recurring costs.
The use of push rods means that an expert must maneuver it and push it with considerable physical force, which, because of the aforementioned fragility, often causes many problems.
A pipe tracer system can put an end to all the drawbacks of these systems mentioned above, with top quality visual support and with diameters as small as 203 millimeters. You can find a wide variety of equipment at Deep Trekker.