Marine research plays a critical role in energy and environmental management, subsea mining, and other critical scientific advances. The energy industry relies on accurate hydrographic surveys for oil and gas exploration as well as the development of alternative renewable energy opportunities like offshore wind farms. Manufacturing and agriculture depends on deep sea mining for the environmentally-safe retrieval of manganese, cobalt, and phosphorus and other minerals valuable to the industries. Governments around the world are employing data from marine research to better understand oceanic and climatic changes and shifting weather patterns.
The effectiveness of marine research depends on the accuracy of data collection, and its long-term feasibility relies on cost-effective equipment and processes that enable stakeholders to reduce costs and optimize operations. The adverse conditions of offshore research can make attaining these objectives difficult at best and dangerous at worst. At DECK Marine Systems, we engineer instrument deployment units that equip marine research vessels of all industries to optimize operations and extend the lifespan of valuable equipment.
More precise hydrographic surveys
The most advanced acoustic positioning systems are only as precise as the deployment units that support them. Units that are susceptible to vibrations can seriously impair the accuracy of measurements and hydrographic surveys. DECK’s gated through hull deployment units (GT-Series) was engineered specifically for deploying and controlling delicate sonars and echosounders. Its rigid, secure design ensures precise subsea instrument positioning and accurate data collection.
Reduced total cost of ownership
Made from robust, marine-grade components, the GT-Series boasts an extended lifespan, and the components are modular, making customizations economical. The unit’s long-lasting parts are designed and manufactured by trusted global manufacturers, which simplifies and expedites the delivery of replacement no matter where a vessel is moored. With a rugged design, affordable modular parts, and an unparalleled capacity to safeguard sensitive equipment, the GT-Series’ TCO helps to reduce overhead and increase profit margins.
The TCO is further reduced by DECK Marine Systems’ innovative software. Predictive maintenance (PdM) techniques extend longevity while minimizing the operational costs of time-based preventative maintenance. An intuitive display offers instant feedback to users and provides an easy-to-understand overview of the IDU’s processes. Units can also be equipped with remote diagnostics, which can be easily accessed for off-site observation and maintenance so long as the vessel has internet access.
More profitable marine research
DECK Marine Systems’ GT-Series enhances marine research and development while reducing overhead costs. The gated hull allows users to retract instruments, protecting them from extreme conditions and minimizing drag. By maintaining the hydrodynamic design of research vessels, fuel efficiency is optimized, one more cost-saving benefit to the GT-Series. With reduced TCO, maximized fuel efficiency, intuitive predictive maintenance techniques, and increased precision, the GT-series helps research endeavors make the most of razor thin profit margins.
Contact our support team today to learn how the DECK GT-Series reduces operational costs and improves marine research outcomes.