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The ROV Manual

A User Guide for Remotely Operated Vehicles

Robert D. Christ Robert L. Wernli, Sr.



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Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
30 October 2017
Written by two well-known experts in the field with input from a broad network of industry specialists, The ROV Manual, Second Edition provides a complete training and reference guide to the use of observation class ROVs for surveying, inspection, and research purposes. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and substantially expanded, with nine new chapters, increased coverage of mid-sized ROVs, and extensive information on subsystems and enabling technologies. Useful tips are included throughout to guide users in gaining the maximum benefit from ROV technology in deep water applications. Intended for marine and offshore engineers and technicians using ROVs, The ROV Manual, Second Edition is also suitable for use by ROV designers and project managers in client companies making use of ROV technology.
By:   Robert D. Christ, Robert L. Wernli, Sr.
Imprint:   Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd edition
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 191mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   1.193kg
ISBN:   9780081013045
ISBN 10:   0081013043
Pages:   712
Publication Date:   30 October 2017
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Part 1: Industry and Environment 1. The ROV Business 2. Oceanography Part 2: Vehicle 3. Theory and Standards 4. Vehicle Control 5. Floatation and Frame 6. Thrusters 7. Telemetry and Communications 8. Tether 9. LARS and TMS 10. Video 11. Vehicle Sensors Part 3: Payload Sensors 12. Sensor Theory 13. Communications 14. Underwater Acoustics 15. Sonar 16. Acoustic Positioning 17. Navigational Sensors 18. Ancillary Sensors Part 4: Manipulators and Tooling 19. Manipulators 20. Tooling Part 5: In The Field 21. Practical Applications 22. Standard Operating Procedures 23. The Future of ROV Technology

Robert D. Bob Christ is President of SeaTrepid International, a full-service subsea robotics company operating a fleet of over 35 ROVs worldwide. He began his ROV career with Oceaneering then continued on as a co-founder of VideoRay (a leading OCROV manufacturer) and has continued his career as the founder of SeaTrepid. He has dual BS degrees from Louisiana Tech University and lives in heart of the US Offshore Oil & Gas industry in Southeastern Louisiana. Robert L. Wernli Sr. is President of First Centurion Enterprises. He is an engineering consultant with 40 years experience in the field of ROVs and undersea technology. In addition to his technical publications, he is an award-winning author in fiction where he is continuing his work on a series of underwater techno-thrillers.

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