Cygnus FMD System for ROV
Ultrasonic Flooded Member Detector
The FMD system consists of an ultrasonic transducer and transducer “handler”; the subsea electronics unit; and the reporting software. An ultrasonic flooded member test is conducted from the FMD reporting software – at the surface. Once correct alignment is detected by the contact sensor, the test can be performed and the system gives a simple DRY (Green) / FLOODED (Red) result. The accompanying A-scan is also presented.
EASY TO USE
The Cygnus FMD has an innovative transducer handling solution which “self-aligns”, ensuring correct contact with the member, even when the ROV approaches from an angle.
The FMD system returns a clear and simple DRY / FLOODED result to the reporting software with results logged back at the surface in the accompanying software – ready to produce as a PDF (or Excel) report for the client.
The Cygnus FMD System is owner-operated and extremely easy to learn and understand.
The need for external contractors is removed due to the system’s simplicity and innovative fail-safe design; the FMD system can be used by a range of operators, with varying experience.
Available in high grade acetal or stainless steel for the subsea environment.
The FMD equipment is designed to the very highest standards and is supported by a three year warranty.
Cygnus is an ultrasonic specialist. 4 decades of industry experience and design expertise combine to make this system the most advanced, effective and reliable Ultrasonic FMD System available.
The purpose-designed algorithm simultaneously uses
– an advanced peak detection algorithm
– low distortion / low noise data acquisition
– advanced signal processing
all of which ensure the highest level of Probability of Detection (PoD) and the elimination of false readings.
The FMD system can only take a measurement when the contact sensor detects transducer contact, ensuring reliable results every time. The reporting software will indicate at the surface if the transducer loses contact during a test.
A System Test Function ensures the reliability of the system before it is deployed.
FMD REPORTING SOFTWARE
Displays test results: Indicator shows RED if flooded and GREEN if dry
Displays A-Scans for verification
Logs results for offline analysis
Reports can be generated and exported to PDF and Excel
The same FMD system is both diver or ROV deployable – a unique aspect of the Cygnus FMD that has been purpose designed to make the unit polyvalent for the end user. And the compact design of the transducer is able to get into to hard to reach areas (such as K nodes) where other inspection methods cannot.
A range of options to suit different working depths and varying requirements are available.
And the same system for ROVs can also be used for the diving team.
|Transducer||0.5 MHz high power piezo composite transducer – single element|
|Measuring Range||200 – 2000 mm member diameter|
|Diver Communications PSU||110-240 AC 50/60 Hz @ 1A (max)|
|ROV Power Supply||12 to 24 volt D.C @ 60mA|
|Digital||RS232 & RS485|
|Date Capture||On demand 3 shot and varying gain levels|
|Diver Data Link||RS485 half – duplex|
|ROV Date Link||RS232 full – duplex suitable for fibre multiplexers|
|Acetal Electronics Body||0.9 kg (95 x 115 mm)|
|Stainless Steel Electronics Body||4 kg (95 x 115 mm)|
|Acetal Transducer Handler||2.5 kg (140 x 170 x 130 mm)|
|Stainless Steel Transducer Handler||4.7 kg (140 x 170 x 130 mm)|
|120m Umbilical Cable||23 kg (340 x 450 x 555 mm)|
|350m Umbilical Cable||87 kg (450 x 600 x 930 mm)|
|50m Deck Cable||13 kg (290 x 380 x 490 mm)|
|Depth Rating||300 msw|
|Operation Temperature||0°C to +75°C|
|Storage Temperature||-40°C to 55°C|
1 review for Cygnus FMD System for ROV
Nov 25, 2020 1:36 PM
The new Cygnus Ultrasonic FMD System was perfect for our recent application. Our technicians found the software to be very easy to use with features that ensured a quick and reliable result. It’s a great addition to the Westerton Access capability, offering FMD inspection from the Falcon ROV.