Regular readers might remember a recent blog post that showed an explosion proof camera system developed by Oceanvision, Pte. in Singapore. When they had a need for an IECEx Zone 1 rated camera system, they went looking on the market. But they had no luck. So, instead, they decided to build their own. Rather than develop everything from the ground up, they contacted Inuktun and purchased our Spectrum 90™ PTZ cameras, with a specialized control interface to work with their Ex rated PC system. Even though the Spectrum™ cameras are not (yet) certified for use in explosive atmospheres, Oceanvision’s engineers were able to achieve compliance with the IECEx directives by denying power to the camera until it was fully submerged (reminiscent of a similar Inuktun project for Lateral AS).
The new camera system was designed for INPEX and used onboard the floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for the Ichthys LNG Project in the Timor Sea. The system was so successful that they have offered it commercially; Oceanvision bought two more cameras in December, 2016, and plans to buy more this year.
Our most popular camera to date, the Spectrum 90™ PTZ camera offers 460 TV lines of resolution with a 40x zoom lens (10X optical, 4X digital), integrated LED lighting, and optional laser lines. At a diameter of only 90 millimetres and depth rated up to 300 metres, the Spectrum 90™ can go virtually anywhere.
Oceanvision Pte Ltd. [now known as the Unique Maritime Group (SEA) Pte. Ltd.], manufactures and supplies specialized equipment to various sectors of the offshore, marine and petrochemical industries for use in hazardous areas and harsh environments. See https://www.uniquegroup.com/contact/singapore for more information.
When you have a challenging subsea inspection application, or another need for remotely operated cameras or robotic systems, contact our expert team to learn more about how our Multi-Mission Modular (IM3) technology can fit into your project. We’ll help you inspect the unexpected!