WORKSHOP - Working in Currents

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WORKSHOP - Working in Currents

Postby scott_bentley » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:59 am

Working in Currents

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

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Many users find that getting the job done in strong currents is one of the more challenging and frustrating aspects of operating their VideoRay system. Even if they can find and approach a target, for example, when they get distracted for just a second or two they’re blown off the trail and have to start again. Accidents that have resulted in broken, destroyed or trapped submersibles while working in high current environment are a very real possibility.

While working in high currents is never easy, use of tried and true proven techniques and prior planning can make it less stressful, and give you a better chance of accomplishing your mission successfully. This workshop will stress planning for getting your mission done successfully, including when to say no to a potential job, how to rig your VideoRay, where to set up to deploy the submersible, how to instruct and communicate with your tether handler, which tethers to use, and when and how to use clump weights.
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Bio

Postby scott_bentley » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:16 am

A pioneer and world leading expert on 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 Pro ROV system in 2000 and has been using VideoRay systems since to service clients worldwide in a full range of applications.

Steve is a leader and innovator in using the VideoRay ROV in the marine industry to solve challenging missions. He has performed specialized support services for clients worldwide in a full range of diverse locations on over 500 successful assignments. As the senior certified VideoRay Consultant he has provide support and training to groups and organizations that include: the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Border Guard, Chinese Coast Guard, Law Enforcement and Police agencies, Industrial clients Shell Oil, Conoco-Phillps, BP Oil, Abu Dhabi National Oil, Turkish National Gas, Valaro Oil, and Murphy Oil to name a few of his clients.

Steve is the Go-To Guy when the job calls for a Micro ROV. His services include training, consultation and operational support.

Van Meter Consulting is based in Cocoa, Florida.
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