Seatronics, an Acteon company, global providers in the rental and sale of marine electronic equipment has increased its investment in Teledyne Marine pipe tracking technology with the purchase of a HydroPACT 660 system to add to Seatronics’ extensive global rental fleet.
The new, compact HydroPACT 660 sports a single small form factor coil array measuring 1,200 mm x 600 mm at a weight of only 15.8 kg that offers an operating range of greater than 85% of that of the significantly larger HydroPACT 440 system. This smaller and lighter coil array has been designed to help reduce the operating cost of subsea pipe surveys by allowing the use of smaller classes of underwater remotely operated vehicles.
The HydroPACT 660 operates to 3,000 m depth and is offered with two different power options: 24 VDC or 110 VAC. The installation, operating routines and information displays are identical to those used on the 440 system, utilising the user-friendly, comprehensive DeepView operating software.
Derek Donaldson, VP Global Operations, Seatronics, says, “The investment in the new HydroPACT 660 system was a clear choice for Seatronics. Our customers have trust in the Teledyne Marine products and we have seen significant interest in their range of pipe tracking solutions. The purchase is yet another example of Seatronics’ continued dedication to providing our global customers with innovative subsea technologies from industry leading manufacturers.”
“We are delighted to have supplied to Seatronics our new HydroPACT 660 Pipe Tracking Detection systems” adds William Egan, VP Sales & Marketing, Instruments & Imaging, Teledyne Marine. “This order reflects the demand for adaption of new technology within the proven, easy to operate, accurate and comprehensive range of pipe and cable detection equipment. The HydroPACT 660 has been designed to help reduce the cost of subsea pipe surveys by allowing the use of smaller classes of ROVs.
Seatronics have been successfully offering our products along with their technical expertise from their comprehensive rental pool for many years, offering our mutual customers an alternative way to accessing our products which is often vital for shorter term surveying contracts and projects.”