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R.O.V. Technologies Inc. - PWR BMH Inspection. R.O.V. offers several standard Inspection Systems that perform a variety of tasks. All of R.O.V.'s Inspection Systems have been designed with time savings and radiological dose savings in mind. R.O.V. can customize inspection systems based on customer requirements. The Scarab IIIP was designed to address an industry need to remotely inspect Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) heads for evidence of boron deposits due to weld degradation.

This inspection criterion became evident due to the discovery of a failed inconel alloy 600 nozzle weld joint discovered at a U.S. operating station, and the high susceptibility to primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC). Initially, pole cameras were used to perform these inspections, however, operators received unacceptable levels of radiological dose during the operation. PARROT BEBOP DRONE (AQUA) - drone mecca.

Subsea illustrasjon / ROV illustrasjon. R.O.V. Technologies Inc. - Cleaning. R.O.V. offers a complete line of standard and customized equipment including cameras, camera systems, crawlers, submersibles, manipulators, all related accessories, and work tools. All equipment manufactured by R.O.V. is manufactured specifically for the nuclear power industry; it is not modified equipment from other environments. R.O.V. Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and operates a wide variety of specialized cleaning and decontamination equipment. Due to radiation dose, loose particle contamination and airborne concerns, it is desirable that cleaning / decontamination activities be accomplished using remotely operated equipment.

There are numerous opportunities for proper cleaning in the nuclear environment. R.O.V. can also create a customized solution for most cleaning/decontamination requirements. PWR O-Ring Surface Cleaner PWR O-Ring Groove & Flange Cleaner The o-ring groove cleaning and dewatering is accomplished simultaneously with the flange cleaning and dewatering. Plows. CMU's snake robot explores defunct nuclear power plant / 2045 Initiative. Founded by Russian entrepreneur Dmitry Itskov in February 2011 with the participation of leading Russian specialists in the field of neural interfaces, robotics, artificial organs and systems. The main goals of the 2045 Initiative: the creation and realization of a new strategy for the development of humanity which meets global civilization challenges; the creation of optimale conditions promoting the spiritual enlightenment of humanity; and the realization of a new futuristic reality based on 5 principles: high spirituality, high culture, high ethics, high science and high technologies.

The main science mega-project of the 2045 Initiative aims to create technologies enabling the transfer of a individual’s personality to a more advanced non-biological carrier, and extending life, including to the point of immortality. We devote particular attention to enabling the fullest possible dialogue between the world’s major spiritual traditions, science and society. Espy 360 ROV – Underwater Spy Monitors Marine Environment In More Effective and Safer Way. A spy under the sea, this is what Espy 360 ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) all about.

It monitors marine environment through underwater observations. This concept device will revolutionize the process of underwater survey process, instead of using human diver, this little gadget offers more effective, reliable, cheaper, safer, and causes much less disturbance to the natural environment. Currently there’s no competitor for ROV since all marine surveys available are using only single forward facing camera with unstable light. Espy 360 ROV has been built off a foundation of field-proven ROV technology with great adaptation to suit its operating environment. Designer : Dale Wakeham Featuring wing design along with tilting rotors and a self-leveling gyro that allows Espy to remain controllable even in harsh conditions. The rugged design comes with protective cage, bumpers, and easy to grab handle, thus, making this device simple and dependable ROV during deployment, use and recovery. Egyptian Students Design an Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle - ArabCrunch… Arab Tech Arab Startups.

Most of the stories that we and other who publish news about Arab tech and startups tend to focus on web startups, but what about inventions in other teach sectors namely hardware? From now on we will be posting stories about Arab hardware inventions and startups. Today we present a story about Egyptian students designing an ROV Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle as a graduation project for the year 2013.

The students are from Alexandria University from Marine engineering and ship building division. The the Vehicle can works at depths up to 100 Mt and can sustain pressure of Pressure of 11 bar and has a cable “tether” which is used to control the submarine, supply electricity and to transmit video streaming to the human navigator who is isolated from the submarine. Egyptian Students Design a Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle The vehicle has 4 cameras in order to cover sufficient field of vision.

Here is a video demo of the vehicle: Share and Enjoy. Your personal $849 underwater ‘drone’ | Our Weekly | Black News and Entertainment Los Angeles. “Live every week like it’s Shark Week.” Those immortal words come not from the Discovery Channel’s marketing department but from Tracy Morgan on “30 Rock.” Believe it or not, there once was a time when there was no Shark Week. It wasn’t until famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau’s 1956 documentary, “The Silent World,” that people began to see what the world under the sea was really like. “Jacques Cousteau changed the way ocean exploration was done,” said Eric Stackpole, who along with partner David Lang is behind a submersible robotic watercraft — sort of an underwater drone — that could open a whole new world of undersea exploration.

Cousteau “invited people to explore along with him, and so for us it’s the same thing,” said Lang. Their invention, called an OpenROV, is a submarine-like robot that you control with your laptop. “R-O-V stands for remotely operated vehicle” Stackpole said. The OpenROV is about the size of a toaster and is engineered to go to depths of up to 100 meters. Underwater ROV. Underwater Robot Competition Proved a ‘Rollercoaster Ride’ for Duke Robotics Club | Duke Pratt School of Engineering. The 10th annual International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle competition held in San Diego, Calif., from July 11-15 proved a "rollercoaster ride" for student members of the Duke Robotics Club.

While early indications suggested that their newly designed robot, named Scylla, had a shot at landing in the top three, a series of operational failures ultimately forced the team to forfeit the competition before their second qualifying run. "In the end, this competition served as a reminder that in life there will be triumphs and there will be disappointments and one should remember both so as to repeat the former and avoid the latter," said Gareth Guvanasen, president of the Robotics Club. Last year, the Duke team's submersible robot Charybdis suffered some close calls, but ultimately came through with a second place finish, losing only to a robot built by reigning champions from the University of Florida.

While Charybdis sported a spherical design, Scylla looks more like a torpedo. Navy looks to Bluefin for enhanced UUV technology to inspect hulls of ships at anchor - AUVAC. February 26, 2013 - via Military and Aerospace Electronics ARLINGTON, Va., 26 Feb. 2013. U.S. Navy researchers needed improvements to a hovering unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) to continue investigations in untethered inspection of ship hulls below the water line. They found their solution from unmanned vehicles specialist Bluefin Robotics Corp. in Quincy, Mass. Officials of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, Va., are awarding a $3.1 million contract to Bluefin to make improvements to the company's Hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicle 1 (HAUV1) for ONR's Autonomous Un-Tethered Inspection Of The Non-Complex Area Of A Ship Hull With The HAUV1 program. The contract calls for Bluefin to make modifications to the company's Hull Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Localization System-3 (HULS3) UUV to support research efforts by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass., and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Celebrating Robotic Technology and Roving Bats | Robots in America. Editorial direction by Brian Huse, Director, Marketing & PR, Robotic Industries Association The Oil & Gas Expo and Conference celebrates technology with 1,200 exhibits and 39,000 visitors in Rio de Janeiro this fall. On display will be a robotic vessel called Roving Bat, a submersible hybrid of sorts for underwater inspection, security and telepresence. According to the corporate forces behind Roving Bat (namely ECA and CSIP), this robotic tool “is a time-saving, cost efficient and life saving system that inspects the hulls of ships, FPSOs, underwater structures and hydraulic dams.

It is also used for security applications, to search and dispose of limpet mines and other explosive, suspect devices attached on ships hulls, harbor walls or piers.” How quickly robots have become at home on land, at sea and in space. Precision is of course built-in with robots. Now, back to our story about the Roving Bat. A keynote of the design is its modularity, allowing new applications to be added easily. HydroView Sport Remote Operated Underwater Vehicle.

HydroView Pro 5M Remote Operated Underwater Vehicle. Ultimate mini remote operated underwater vehicle (ROV)Underwater control with six degree freedom of motionFive motors, three sensors and 2 pounds of payload capabilityReal time video and high definition recordingDepth: 330 ft. (100 m) cable dependent The HydroView Pro 5M Remote Operated Underwater Vehicle is the ultimate mini ROV on the market. The 5M model has five motors, three sensors and 2 pounds of payload capability, HydroView Pro has been engineered for versatility across various underwater applications. The unique motor configuration gives the operator complete control over movements forward/backward, up/down, as well as roll, pitch and yaw. The HydroView Pro, a mini remote operated vehicle (ROV), includes LED lights, HD camera, depth sensor, temperature sensor, orientation sensor, standard 250 foot cable, waterproof carrying case, Topside box which generates its own Wi-Fi, propeller guards, free download of the application to use on your iPad, PC or MAC computer.

Back to top. Versatrax 100 MicroMag | Magnetic Mobile Robotic Inspection System. Versatrax 100 MicroMag™ The MicroMag™ mobile robotic inspection vehicle is compact, waterproof and magnetic. It can be rapidly deployed for many applications that exclude most ordinary ROV's. The MicroMag™ visual inspection system has been engineered to deliver vivid color video footage in real-time while travelling almost any direction on ferrous metal surfaces. This unique remotely operated device is steerable on vertical, horizontal and inverted plains even when piloted underwater. The standard MicroMag™ crawler is equipped with a flat aluminum chassis, a powerful rare earth magnet component, a pair of rugged aluminum Microtracs™ and an industrial Spectrum 45™ pan / tilt camera that boasts six high intensity LED lights.

Two variable intensity halogen lamps provide bright auxiliary lighting when required. As with all Inuktun remote visual tools, MicroMag™ Operators will appreciate the portable controller, intuitive software interface and familiar joy-sticks. History (?) News Releases : March 10, 2014 : Hitachi Global. Information contained in this news release is current as of the date of the press announcement, but may be subject to change without prior notice. Changing shape and posture to avoid obstacle in narrow spaces Tokyo, March 10, 2014 - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, "Hitachi") and Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. ("HGNE") today announced the joint development of a submersible crawling and swimming robot (crawler) and a shape-changing robot (crawler) which freely modify shape or posture to avoid obstacles even in narrow spaces to remotely explore wide areas.

Hitachi and HGNE have developed these robots to conduct various investigations ahead of the remote equipment to be developed under the project supported by the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Japan, to remove the fuel at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Details of the mobile equipment developed are as below. (1) Submersible crawling swimming robot (crawler) (2) Shape-changing robot (crawler) Notes About Hitachi, Ltd. RISYS: An Advanced Reactor Vessel Inspection System with Underwater Mobile Robots. Abstract: An underwater mobile robotic system for ultrasonic examination of reactor vessel welds has been developed to reduce inspection time and schedule during mandatory code inspections.

Instead of a conventional inspection machine with a large structure, the underwater mobile robot with a long reach manipulator examines the whole welds of the reactor vessel. The system mainly consists of an underwater mobile robot, a laser positioning unit and a main control station. The underwater mobile robot is guided by a laser positioning unit with precise resolution of 0.01 degree. The mobile robot moves on the reactor vessel wall with four magnetic wheels. The system was integrated with the main control station, and a series of experiments were performed on the reactor vessel mockup. Recently, mobile robotic technology has been applied to industries especially in the area of plant inspections. During inspection, the main control system generates the scan path for RIROB to move. Ex=0, ey=0. EJAM(5-1-NT54) Robot Technologies of PWR for Nuclear Power Plant Maintenance.

In the maintenance work of the nuclear power plants and facilities, there are many locations where the works by field workers are difficult or impossible, due to the conditions such as small space or narrow gap, under-water, high radiation dose rate, etc. To solve these problems, many robots are applied for the maintenance work as a means to perform the works in place of the workers (Fig. 1). MHI has developed the typical maintenance and inspection robots in order to realize the wide variety of required work contents. 1. RV Inspection Robot 2. Maintenance and inspection robot for RV Inlet and Outlet nozzles 3. Repair Robot for SG Inlet and Outlet Nozzles 4. Fig. 1 Maintenance and Inspection Robot Lineups for Nuclear Power Plant 2. 3. 4. Table1 Specification of manipulator 5. 4 types of maintenance and inspection robots are developed by MHI as follows. 5.1.

Fig.2 RV Inspection Robot Table 2 Comparison of Conventional System and Advanced System 5.2. Fig.3 RV Maintenance Robot 5.3. ROV for NPP - HU. Szerző: krapa // Külvilág // 2011. június 1. 11:06 A közös szenvedélyünknek tekinthető távirányítható játékok, eszközök mellett az élet számos területén találhatunk még hasonlóan vezérelhető gépeket, berendezéseket. Nem kell messzire menni, a televízió, a hi-fi, de a garázskapu és az autóriasztó is ezek közé tartozik. Számos (kevésbé szórakoztató) célra is felhasználható a távirányítás. Az ipari alkalmazása igen jelentős, hiszen sok olyan probléma merül fel, ami más módszerrel megoldhatatlan. Külvilág rovatunkban szeretném a teljesség igénye nélkül bemutatni azokat az eszközöket, amelyek a közelemben távirányítással működnek, és valamilyen szinten az emberiség javára szolgálnak.

Előre szeretném leszögezni, hogy nem feltétlenül rádió-távvezérlésű berendezésekről lesz szó. Mint kiderült, egy olyan „tengeralattjáróról” van szó, amely az atomerőművek reaktortartályaiban, és a hozzájuk tartozó vízrendszerekben tud közlekedni, és egyszerű feladatok elvégzésére is alkalmas. Intercontrole: specialist in non-destructive power plant examinations. Nuclear power plant services (safety, security, maintenance): nuclear energy offer  INTERCONTROLE-Activités. Innovative Robotics and Ultrasonic Technology at the Examination of Reactor Pressure Vessels in BWR and PWR Nuclear Power Stations.