beyond the ability to operate at depths
to 150 meters is the ability to penetrate
pipelines up to 350 meters. The LBV150L
is fitted with 350 meters of umbilical,
the higher performance brushless DC thrusters
and fiber optics. With its compact size
and high power to weight ratio the LBV
is able to inspect pipelines as small
as 16" in diameter.
with the LBV150L system is the LBV150
ROV. The vehicle itself is the heart of
the whole system. It is designed to be
rugged with its five (5) isolated pressure
vessels, integrated backbone assembly,
and protective shell.
for the LBV150 is the backbone which is
comprised of the front main housing, rear
power can and back plane. All these items
are integral and form what we call the
backbone assembly. Then the thrusters,
flotation module, protective shell and
ballast tray are connected to form the
complete LBV. The design allows for simple
in field maintenance and repairs.
added features include six (6) accessory
ports, vacuum check valve for seal integrity,
various leak detectors, stream line design
and easily adjusted ballast.
comprised of five (5) isolated pressure
vessels; main housing and four (4) thrusters.
At the core of these vessels is the main
housing which is tied to the rear power
can via a conduit tube. The acrylic view
port is housed between two (2) hard anodized
aluminum end caps and have three (3) accessory
ports and a vacuum check valve. The power
can is a hard anodized aluminum tube between
two (2) glass filled Delrin end caps where
the umbilical is connected. There is a
single extra accessory port on the power
can also. This whole assembly is potted
to the back plane comprising what we call
the backbone assembly.
directly to the back plane are each of
the four (4) thrusters. Each thruster
is identical in design and can be mounted
in any of the four (4) positions. By maintaining
an isolated design should any one of the
thrusters or the main housing flood the
other pressure vessels are safe. Simply
identify the flooded component, replace
it and you are back in business.
to the backbone is the flotation module.
The flotation is a moulded shell that
is injected with foam. Density of foam
varies depending on depth rating.
all additional components are mounted
including the outer protective shell,
ballast tray and bumper frame. The entire
design offers a streamlined profile that
is rugged and easy to work on.
to provide the most up to date, recent
specifications on these ROV systems. However,
ROV system specifications are changing
all the time, so please double check with
the manufacturer to insure the specifications
are correct before making a decision in
using or purchasing these systems.