Waveblade Tested at The Underwater Center

Posted by Irina Tabakina

A new technology for the oil and gas industry has undergone a commercial trial at the subsea training and trials facility, The Underwater Center. Commercial divers and ROV pilot technicians recently trialed the Waveblade while working in Loch Linnhe, simulating a realistic operational environment.
Waveblade is a lightweight, handheld submersible power tool designed to remove marine growth through vibration without harming underlying surface. The tool has been developed to be used as a hand tool for divers and also as a separate tool to be fitted to the arm of an ROV.
Waveblade’s patented technology delivers high frequency resonance through its oscillating head, sending multidirectional vibration through the blade into the unwanted marine growth. The wave power has been shown to remove organic growth more thoroughly in a fraction of the time without damaging surfaces compared to current methods such as scrapers and high pressure water jetting.

(As published in the March 2015 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - http://www.marinetechnologynews.com/Magazine)

Marine Technology Magazine, page 74,  Mar 2015

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