Test tank

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JFD's outdoor water tank is a state-of-the-art testing facility for a wide variety of subsea applications including the deployment of ROVs, air diving systems and ancillary equipment.

With a depth of 8 metres and a diameter of 12 metres, the 900,000 litre steel tank is ideal for testing equipment and large enough to accommodate the deployment and operation of work class ROVs, air diving systems and ancillary equipment.

The tank is fully equipped to provide a safe and controlled diving environment - perfect for manned trials.

 

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The Test Tank has an open walkway around the top of the tank - ideal for viewing operations. Adjoined is a working platform capable of accepting modules such as control cabins and deployment systems, with a deck loading of 1.25 tonne/m2 up to a maximum of 74.4 tonne.

In-water activity can be monitored via view-ports which are situated at ground level around the base of the facility. Alternatively, video can be displayed on monitors within the National Hyperbaric Centre complex.

The tank is complete with a 3 diver capability air diving control system, with full diver communications and real-time video display/recording for manned diving operations.

A variety of structural component replicas can be provided to simulate realistic working environments for testing and performance trials.

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Dimensions  

Substance

Facilities

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  • 8 metres height

  • 12 metres diameter

  • 900,000 litres capacity
  • Fresh water

Loading platform

  • 1.25 tonne per m2 loading platform (74 tonne max loading platform)

  • 500kgf (SWL) equipment

  • Handling davit/hoist

Access

  • 6m x 8m Platform

  • All-round walkway

  • View ports at ground level

  • Access for large mobile crane

Monitoring

  • High quality underwater video cameras can be mounted in various locations

  • Video recording capability

  • 3-diver air diving control system with full video and communications

 

Diving bell trial

ROV trial

Diving trials Liftbag trials

Diving trial set up

Diver entering water

Habitat trial

Habitat trial with diver

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Watch video

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Watch video

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