Variable buoyancy system for submarine Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV)

FIELAX has developed a variable all-purpose, low-cost buoyancy system for submarine Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV). Within the project a prototype was developed consisting of four variable bouyancy modules and a control unit. By adjusting the volume of single modules dynamically both neutral buoyancy and/or rebalancing can be achieved. The study was funded by EUROPEAN UNION: Investing in your future European Regional Development Fund. Read more...

Met mast “Amrumbank West”

The met mast “Amrumbank West” is founded in the German North Sea near the island Amrum, about 90 m of height in a water depth of 23 m. It measures parameters relating wind, weather, wave and water currents. The acquired data is transmitted regularly to shore by short wave radio and by satellite. The power supply consists of batteries, small wind turbines, solar panels and a diesel-engine. FIELAX was in charge of maintaining the met mast from 2005 to 2011 including all measurement instruments and safety devices, organising inspection campaigns by ship and performing regularly underwater inspections by an ROV dive robot. Read more...

VibroHeat: New system to measure in-situ thermal conductivities in harsh sediments

On initiative of FUGRO-OSAE and FUGRO-Consult Greifswald, FIELAX has adapted their well-established Heat Flow measuring System to a type VKG6 Vibrocorer. The combined system allows retreiving sediment cores of up to 5,5m length and measure in-situ thermal gradients and thermal conductivities in ONE GO. For more information, see the VibroHeat product description flyer (PDF, 0,9 MB) or contact us. Read more...