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The ROV Manual. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 2088977
  • Book
  • October 2018
  • 712 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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.

- 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
Part 1: Industry and Environment 1. The ROV Business 2. Oceanography

Part 2: Vehicle 3. Theory and Standards 4. Vehicle Control 5. Floatation and Frame 6. Thrusters 7. Telemetry and Communications 8. Tether 9. LARS and TMS 10. Video 11. Vehicle Sensors

Part 3: Payload Sensors 12. Sensor Theory 13. Communications 14. Underwater Acoustics 15. Sonar 16. Acoustic Positioning 17. Navigational Sensors 18. Ancillary Sensors

Part 4: Manipulators and Tooling 19. Manipulators 20. Tooling

Part 5: In The Field 21. Practical Applications 22. Standard Operating Procedures 23. The Future of ROV Technology
Christ, Robert D 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. Wernli, Sr, Robert L. 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.