Track 1 @ GH1 New Technology
14:30 - 15:00 Real-time non-contact measurement capabilities Subsea
The Scopos Investigator is a camera and measuring device specially designed for non-contact measurements of geometry in real time. The instrument is aimed for subsea operations where measurements of installations and modules on the seabed can be performed. Scopos is Greek and translates to “ideas that create solutions”, which describes our line of business well. In 2009 we were presented for the challenge of doing measurements in real-time, subsea. The goal of the development was to design a tool not bigger than the size of a football, easy to mount on a ROV and easy to operate. The idea of the investigator was formed and the development work started. Version 1 was developed during 2010. This model is designed for 250 meter depth rate. Version 2 was designed in 2011 and is designed for depth rate 1500 meter. The Investigator is mounted on the ROV manipulator and connected directly to the ROV using one cable. A 3D view and a HD-view are presented for the operator. The HD view is used for navigation of the tool into measurement position. The 3D point cloud view enables the possibility for the operator to do geometrical measurements on the seabed in real time. The operator can save the measurement and send it as an attachment to i.e. an e-mail. A recording feasibility is available, which enables scanning of an area and performing of measurements at a later stage. Scopos is in the development phase of an Integrated Operation control room using Scopos seamless 180 degree solution. Connecting this with the investigator, we are expecting to make it possible to evaluate measurements directly from the control room. The presentation at UTC in Bergen will include a remote online real time measurement from location at the Scopos test site in Flekkefjord.