- Immersion in different types of liquids (sewed water, mud…),
- Mechanical strains (shocks, vibrations, radius of curvature),
- Allow both video and monitoring signals over long distances inside pipes.
Dangerous practices for humans and the environment
Previously carried out by humans, these pipe inspections directly exposed them to the material and human dangers associated with potential leaks or spills that could lead to injury or even death. In view of these well-known and disastrous risks, in both human and environmental terms, it was more than necessary to deploy new means of limiting human intervention: creating fiber-optic-powered pipe inspection robots.
Replacing electronics with fiber optics
To meet the need for real-time data and live video feed over long distances inside pipes, where no radio frequency waves (RF signals) can pass, the spool directly integrated into the robot can be deployed over 10km, providing high bandwidth for a large and constant data transfer, overcoming sealing or mechanical constraints.
We offer a disposable ultra-lightweight fiber optic cable, directly mounted onto the tethered robotic crawler.
It is the robot that deploys the optical cable by traveling through the pipe.
Therefore, there is no traction nor any other mechanical force applied on the optical fiber. We can design spools / tapes with different optical fiber lengths, depending on the distance to be travelled.
The innovative concept of our disposable fiber optic spool for ROV, lies in the fact that it is directly mounted onto the underwater drone.
The KTRAV-IP series is a hermetic adapter for pressure applications up to 30 bars.