Gavia Guider System - An Overview

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TypeTechnical Report
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SubjectGavia,; Guider; Pipeline Inspection Vehicle
AbstractWith the Institute for Ocean Technology, the Gavia ROV is to be used as a demonstration of how ROVs can be used as pipeline inspection vehicles. Gavia is intended to provide this demonstration by passing through a 35-inch diameter pipe. Gacia is almost neutrally buoyant and should theoretically remain dead center of the pipeline while moving through. In practice however, the ROV will not remain dead center due to small amounts of fluid flow in the pipeline as well as the fact that the sub is not exactly neutrally buoyant. The ROV running off course introduces a number of complications for the inspection equipment built into the vehicle To prevent these complications, a subguider system has been designed and fabricated. This system will passively hold the ROV in the center of the pipeline to within several inches and allow the demonstration to proceed without complication.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Ocean Technology
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number6279
NPARC number8895756
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Record identifier528c596b-1a23-41e0-8132-eb8e0e8b6e30
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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