Teledyne TSS, a division of Teledyne Marine, has launched the new smaller HydroPACT 660 subsea pipe tracking system.
According to Teledyne, the 660 has been designed to help reduce the cost of subsea pipe surveys by allowing the use of smaller classes of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).
In addition, TSS is also expanding the capabilities of its larger HydroPACT 440 pipe tracking system by introducing a new 24VDC upgrade kit.
The HydroPACT 660 sports a single small form factor coil array measuring 1,200mm x 600mm at a weight of 15.8kg. This smaller and lighter coil array suits smaller ROVs such as observation class or inspection class.
The HydroPACT 660 operates to 3,000 meters depth, and is offered with two different power options: 24VDC or 110VAC. The installation, operating routines and information displays are identical to those used on the 440 system, utilising the user-friendly, comprehensive DeepView operating software. The system comes complete with a choice of a vessel mounted PC or a rack mount computer.
Furthermore, this is the first time that a 24VDC option for the 440 has been offered. This new power option is being offered in either 3,000 meter or 6,000 meter rated pods for both new 440 systems and as an upgrade kit for existing installations.