THE SEAEYE TIGER is widely regarded internationally as the standard observation and inspection ROV for operations to depths of 1000 metres in the offshore oil and gas industry. Its performance in strong currents, excellent handling and manoeuvrability are unsurpassed.
A Seaeye Tiger can be operated free swimming with up to 450 metres of umbilical or from a Type 2 or Type 5 TMS system to its full working depth.
Seaeye Tigers are open frame construction providing greater scope to fit additional accessories and more capable manipulators than 'eyeball' ROVs. This open frame construction also allows the horizontal thrusters to be mounted in the most efficient vectored arrangement providing far greater thrust in both forward and lateral directions than earlier axial and lateral thruster combinations.
A basic ROV system comprises the Vehicle, a Surface Control Unit a Hand Control Unit and a Power Supply Unit. The surface Control unit and PSU can be supplied free standing or as a containerised system. This Control Container can be Zone II rated or rated for safe area operations. It is air conditioned as standard.
Free swimming operations are possible with up to 450 metres of tether. For operations with umbilical lengths greater than 450 metres it is necessary to use a Seaeye Tether Management System (TMS). This can either be the economical Type 2 bale arm system providing an excursion range of 140 metres or the superior Type 5 TMS which is a winch and slip ring arangement. The Type 5 TMS with its variable garage opening height provides ROV excursions from the TMS of up to 240 metres.