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Products => Robotics and Automation => Topic started by: gildasd on December 03, 2019, 11:03:45 am

Title: Got a job offer to work/training on ROV's
Post by: gildasd on December 03, 2019, 11:03:45 am
I have worked on ROV equipped ships and worked closely to provide fluids (hydraulics, compressed air, electricity).
But I have never worked on the ROV's themselves.

What are good resource to get up to speed on the basics (YouTube or others) - there is a lot of stuff out there but I don't know what is old crap and what is useful.

Thanks!

I'll delete this thread later.
Title: Re: Got a job offer to work/training on ROV's
Post by: Rerouter on December 03, 2019, 11:17:41 am
well outside my area of knowledge, but I would imagine there would be top brands of a given field, which may let you clue in on some of the jargon and what you might have to expect with them,

You might be able to find spare parts info or servicing information depending on how willing the manufacturers are.
Title: Re: Got a job offer to work/training on ROV's
Post by: gildasd on December 03, 2019, 12:04:14 pm
Doing that, this is to speed things up.
Crap companies with good marketing are going to more visible than good ones that get work no matter what.
I was also looking for things about electronics in oil baths, the effect of pressure and anything about the weirdness of electronics under water.

I worked with one of these, bought second hand, and it was always breaking down.
https://www.royalihc.com/en/products/offshore/subsea-equipment/canyon-helixs-itrencher (https://www.royalihc.com/en/products/offshore/subsea-equipment/canyon-helixs-itrencher)

I think we had a prototype from a subcontractor as the frame was external and the track system very basic.
Title: Re: Got a job offer to work/training on ROV's
Post by: Ice-Tea on December 03, 2019, 01:23:03 pm
- Figure out what the important brands are (per example: https://www.nauticexpo.com/boat-manufacturer/rov-23337.html (https://www.nauticexpo.com/boat-manufacturer/rov-23337.html))
- Go through their marketing material. It will tell you what manufacturers consider important features
- Search for a product maintenance manuals, operating manuals,... per example, Saab Falcon ROV maintenance manual gives this: https://dugi-doc.udg.edu/bitstream/handle/10256/1381/8_Thruster%20SI-MCT01%20Issue%207.pdf?sequence=8&isAllowed=y (https://dugi-doc.udg.edu/bitstream/handle/10256/1381/8_Thruster%20SI-MCT01%20Issue%207.pdf?sequence=8&isAllowed=y)

Whenever you don't understand a certain term: dig deeper. Repeat. And repeat again..
Title: Re: Got a job offer to work/training on ROV's
Post by: gildasd on December 04, 2019, 09:35:37 am
The stuff used by the big boys in Europe is usually supplied by IHC, DeepOcean or similar.
Some of the equipment is in house, some is refurbished from clients, some is rebranded.

My question was not on this, but more if someone here had worked on subsea equipment and had info on the work itself...
- How to seal stuff up
- Brushless maintenance.
- Sensors etc.
- Robotics and salt water in general.
I'll shortly delete this thread and start another that is not about me but about the equipment.

Anyhow, the interview went well and I should start in Norway early Jan  :box:
Title: Re: Got a job offer to work/training on ROV's
Post by: tggzzz on December 04, 2019, 09:50:35 am
I'll delete this thread later.

That would be antisocial:
I would not spend my life making any substantive contribution that was going to be deleted.
Title: Re: Got a job offer to work/training on ROV's
Post by: gildasd on December 04, 2019, 10:06:36 am
I'll delete this thread later.

That would be antisocial:
  • people's contribution will be thrown away; they might think they have wasted their time
  • other people won't be able to learn
I would not spend my life making any substantive contribution that was going to be deleted.

I was going to include their contribution in the new one, just trying to be social by avoiding forum pollution  :)
Title: Re: Got a job offer to work/training on ROV's
Post by: tggzzz on December 04, 2019, 10:30:55 am
I'll delete this thread later.

That would be antisocial:
  • people's contribution will be thrown away; they might think they have wasted their time
  • other people won't be able to learn
I would not spend my life making any substantive contribution that was going to be deleted.

I was going to include their contribution in the new one, just trying to be social by avoiding forum pollution  :)

I doubt that is possible, but I might be wrong.

Avoiding forum pollution is a good idea. I suggest those benefits can be achieved by starting a new thread, and adding a cross-reference in each thread. That way someone can choose to follow the link or not.