The ROV Manual

2nd Edition

A User Guide for Remotely Operated Vehicles

Authors: Robert Christ Robert Wernli, Sr
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080982885
eBook ISBN: 9780080982915
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 30th October 2013
Page Count: 712
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Description

Written by two well-known experts in the field with input from a broad network of industry specialists, The ROV Manual, Second Edition provides a complete training and reference guide to the use of observation class ROVs for surveying, inspection, and research purposes.

This new edition has been thoroughly revised and substantially expanded, with nine new chapters, increased coverage of mid-sized ROVs, and extensive information on subsystems and enabling technologies. Useful tips are included throughout to guide users in gaining the maximum benefit from ROV technology in deep water applications. 

Intended for marine and offshore engineers and technicians using ROVs, The ROV Manual, Second Edition is also suitable for use by ROV designers and project managers in client companies making use of ROV technology.

Key Features

  • A complete user guide to observation class ROV (remotely operated vehicle) technology and underwater deployment for industrial, commercial, scientific, and recreational tasks.
  • Substantially expanded, with nine new chapters and a new five-part structure separating information on the industry, the vehicle, payload sensors, and other aspects.
  • Packed with hard-won insights and advice to help you achieve mission results quickly and efficiently.

Readership

Marine and offshore engineers using remotely operated vehicles for research, surveying, inspection and maintenance.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part 1: Industry and Environment

Chapter 1. The ROV Business

1.1 The ROV

1.2 Types of ROV services

1.3 ROV economics

1.4 ROV services by industry

1.5 Conclusions

Chapter 2. The Ocean Environment

2.1 Physical oceanography

2.2 Chemical oceanography

2.3 Ocean dynamics

Part 2: The Vehicle

Introduction

Chapter 3. Design Theory and Standards

3.1 A bit of history

3.2 Underwater vehicles to ROVs

3.3 Autonomy plus: “why the tether?”

3.4 Vehicle classifications

3.5 Design theory

3.6 Standards and specifications

Chapter 4. Vehicle Control and Simulation

4.1 Vehicle control

4.2 Simulation

Chapter 5. Vehicle Design and Stability

5.1 Vehicle design

5.2 Buoyancy and stability

Chapter 6. Thrusters

6.1 Propulsion and thrust

6.2 Thrusters and speed

6.3 Electric versus hydraulic

Chapter 7. Power and Telemetry

“Failure is not an option!”

7.1 Electrical considerations

7.2 Control systems

Chapter 8. Cables and Connectors

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Definitions

8.3 Applications and field requirements, writing specifications

8.4 Underwater connector design

8.5 COTS underwater connectors

8.6 Reliability and quality control

8.7 Field maintenance

8.8 Underwater cable design

8.9 Testing and troubleshooting

8.10 Tips from the field

8.11 Summary

Bibliography

Chapter 9. LARS and TMS

9.1 Free-flying vehicle deployment techniques

9.2 TMS-based vehicle deployment techniques

9.3 Currents and tether management

Chapter 10. Video

10.1 History

10.2 How it works

10.3 Digital video

10.4 Video c

Details

No. of pages:
712
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080982915
Hardcover ISBN:
9780080982885
Paperback ISBN:
9780081013045

About the Author

Robert Christ

Robert D. “Bob” Christ is President of SeaTrepid International, a full-service subsea robotics company operating a fleet of over 35 ROVs worldwide. He began his ROV career with Oceaneering then continued on as a co-founder of VideoRay (a leading OCROV manufacturer) and has continued his career as the founder of SeaTrepid. He has dual BS degrees from Louisiana Tech University and lives in heart of the US Offshore Oil & Gas industry in Southeastern Louisiana.

Affiliations and Expertise

Robert D. Christ is President of SeaTrepid International, a full-service subsea robotics company operating a fleet of over 35 ROVs worldwide. He began his ROV career with Oceaneering International moved on to co-found VideoRay, a leading OCROV manufacturer.

Robert Wernli, Sr

Robert L. Wernli Sr. is President of First Centurion Enterprises. He is an engineering consultant with 40 years experience in the field of ROVs and undersea technology. In addition to his technical publications, he is an award-winning author in fiction where he is continuing his work on a series of underwater techno-thrillers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Robert L. Wernli Sr. is President of First Centurion Enterprises. He is an engineering consultant with 40 years’ experience in the field of ROVs and undersea technology.

Reviews

Written by two well-known experts in the field with input from a broad network of industry specialists, The ROV Manual, Second Edition provides a complete training and reference guide to the use of observation class ROVs for surveying, inspection, and research purposes.

This new edition has been thoroughly revised and substantially expanded, with nine new chapters, increased coverage of mid-sized ROVs, and extensive information on subsystems and enabling technologies. Useful tips are included throughout to guide users in gaining the maximum benefit from ROV technology in deep water applications. 

Intended for marine and offshore engineers and technicians using ROVs, The ROV Manual, Second Edition is also suitable for use by ROV designers and project managers in client companies making use of ROV technology.