Seatronics 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 1,200mm x 600mm at a weight of only 15.8kg 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 3,000m depth, and is offered with two different power options: 24VDC or 110VAC. The installation, operating routines and information displays are identical to those used on the 440 system, utilizing the user-friendly, comprehensive DeepView operating software.