Earlier this year LateraL supplied a prototype traversing FlexiClean solution for BRI Offshore’s new crawler. The traverse-system enables a single FlexiClean head to clean a 2-meter-wide path in front of the crawler as it moves forward.
The crawler was recently put to the test on the world’s largest barge: H851
According to BRI the test was a success and proved that the solution is a viable method for cleaning, inspecting and performing work on and under hulls.
Regarding the cleaning capabilities of the traversing FlexiClean,
BRI Offshore had the following to say:
“The cleaning tool did also perform above expectations, and did display great results in removing the barnacles without any marks to the anti-fouling.”
Images and video courtesy of BRI Offshore
For more info on the BRI crawler visit http://www.brioffshore.no/norhull-crawler
LateraL has started 2016 with several new projects and new tool developments.
The FlexiClean MINI is now available! It is aimed at smaller ROV's and requires 70% less hydraulic flow than the full-size.
The picture below is of the prototype of the diver-held hull cleaner using two FlexiClean MINI's. The unit is due for sea-trials within the next few weeks and shows great promise.
An all-electric version of the FlexiClean (Flex-e-clean) is also under development for use with electric ROV's.
In addition we are working on a couple interesting engineering projects, using our range of subsea-curing epoxy in new and novel ways. (more on these projects will follow)
One of our customers taking the FlexiClean for a spin in air to examine reaction forces from the tool, up through the manipulator. As one can see from the video, the running is steady and smooth.
The summer season is always busy for LateraL and this year is no exception.
One job complete, one job ongoing, more jobs scheduled for July & August.
We have hired more staff and increased our tool-park to keep up with demand and are looking forward to what the next months have in store for us.
The FlexiClean is being well received by customers all over the world.
Cleaning off the coast of Ghana for Tullow Oil was smooth and quick, and Petrobras are currently testing off the coast of Brazil.
Earlier this season the FlexiClean was mobilised for a four-week campaign covering many different inspection and intervention tasks at Alvheim on the NCS.
"FlexiClean was found to be very effective for FPSO hull cleaning and was also the cleaning tool of choice for most of the inspection tasks during this years offshore campaign."
-Tim Haycock, DETNOR Alvheim
LateraL has just delivered the SubC Imaging "CHIMAERA MK2" to our customer.
The camera boasts some of the highest specifications and capabilities available on the market today, including 1080/60P video and 24,3 MegaPixel photos.
For more information about the CHIMAERA, please visit SubC Imaging's product page here:
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