Penetrator Wrench Tip

To stop the handle of your penetrator wrench from sliding through the cylinder body, wrap one end in a bit of electrical tape. It’ll save you hunting for it on the floor time after time!

Potting Skills

Joe from Blue Robotics does a great job walking through how to pot a penetrator. Check it out if you are a first-timer or need to brush up on your potting skills:

Remember – we supply Blue Robotics’ thixotropic potting compound and tools!

Subsea Wireless Camera

Based on technology developed in 2014 and used by Australian oil company Woodside, WFS Technologies has developed and tested the Seatooth Video Mark II in the North Sea. The technology was designed to be deployed by a ROV but a diver-operated tablet computer was instead used on the North Sea project to set up and control the video cameras. The WFS system wirelessly live-streamed images to the diver, and locally stored raw footage for recovery at the surface.

Full article at: Offshore Engineer 15apr19
WFS Technologies Seatooth Video Mark II

Battery management

Battery management and safety are important skills for ROV use.  Important tips are:

  1. Don’t let the battery voltage drop too low (see manufacturer’s specs)
  2. Set low-voltage alarms in QGroundControl to alert you when you need to swap batteries
  3. We insert our batteries in fire-proof bags for both storage and charging
  4. When travelling, we carry batteries in a metal tool box
  5. Always follow battery manufacturer’s safety procedures
  6. Never leave a charging battery unattended

Check our Tech Space for a video on how to quickly swap a battery for the BlueROV2 or set low voltage alarms in QGC.

You can also find more information about battery safety on sites like HobbyKing LiPO Battery Safety 101.