According to Vaarst, the accuracy of the SubSLAM X2 underwater measuring system is to 0.5 mm.
The system can be used to measure small defects and to maintain accuracy on longer range measurements of up to 50 m+ (164 ft), while delivering real-time 3D imaging of subsea assets to any device in the world, the company claims.
SubSLAM also allows users to streamline offshore projects and achieve time savings, Vaarst added, through taking measurements in minutes that previously might have taken several days to perform.
To verify the accuracy, the company and Bureau Veritas conducted two separate trials last October. One, focused on the close inspection capabilities, demonstrated the accuracy required for measurements such as assessing the condition of chains holding marine assets in situ.
The second trial examined the system’s accuracy at longer distances, which is necessary to support tasks such as construction and maintenance of pipelines and cables.