Interior Culvert & Pipe Inspections with MicroROV Technology

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Interior Culvert & Pipe Inspections with MicroROV Technology

Postby scott_bentley » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:47 pm

Interior Culvert & Pipe Inspections with MicroROV Technology

Steve Van Meter, Van Meter Consulting
http://vanmeterconsulting.com/

Until the availability of powerful, reliable, and most importantly small, portable ROVs, interior inspections of pipelines and culverts was limited to short runs on accessible, large diameter pipelines. Since the technology has advanced, a whole new world of possible inspections using this tool has opened up. This presentation will include a photo and video look at six case studies where microROV technology was used to solve unique inspection challenges, from storm water culverts to feed pipes for industrial operations. The operator will explain many tips and tricks that he has learned over many years of conducting these inspections, and some ideas on things to do when everything goes wrong. In addition to visual inspections with video cameras, the application of sonars for inspection and measurement will be discussed and illustrated.
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Postby scott_bentley » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:13 pm

A pioneer and world leading expert on the micro ROV operations. Steve retired in 2005 from the US government after 30 years of service. His last posting was as the Hazardous Duty Robotics Specialist for NASA’s Space Shuttle program at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
He purchased the first VideoRay ROV system produced in 2000 and has been using VideoRay systems since to service clients worldwide in a full range of applications.
He pioneered the use of the micro ROV in Offshore Oil & Gas and has performed specialized support services in diverse locations from Siberian Russia, Gulf of Mexico, Black Sea, South China Sea, the Caribbean, South America and the Middle East.
With over 10 years of field experience and 500 successful projects, Steve is the Go To Guy when the job calls for a Micro ROV.
His services include, training, consultation and operational support.

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