To complement our line of DeepTec® syntactic foams, we also produce a wide range of polyurethane products for deep submergence. Custom clamping solutions, protective coatings and flexible cable products can be cast in any size or durometer.
HardBall® Floats provide distributed buoyancy for cable laying, offshore, and oceanographic applications. They are available in a range of sizes and depth ratings. Unlike glass spheres or hollow plastic floats, HardBall® Floats cannot leak or implode. Only the highest strength, epoxy-based DeepTec® syntactic foams are used to form the core — no macrospheres or other high risk materials.
DeepWater Buoyancy’s line of Subsea Cable Floats provide low-drag distributed buoyancy for a variety of offshore, commercial, military and oceanographic applications. Available in a wide range of sizes, three different attachment styles, and with internal diameters sized to fit a wide array of cables, these floats are some of the most versatile buoyancy products available. All cable float offerings are available in depth ratings from 750 meters to 6000 meters.
DeepWater Buoyancy’s Acoustic Release Buoyancy Collars allow for long term deployment of acoustic release instruments to depths as great as 6000 meters. Designs provide for single acoustic release systems or, for redundancy, dual/tandem release systems.
Whether your bottom mount requirement is for a mid-frequency or high-frequency ADCP, we can accommodate you. These diver-serviceable units can be produced to accept your ADCP, battery, CTD, acoustic modem or other instrument. The popular BTM-AL50 is now offered in both welded and collapsible versions.
DeepWater Buoyancy’s subsurface mooring buoys are more versatile and reliable than conventional hollow glass or metal floats. The buoys may be cast with through holes and instrumentation pockets on any axis without compromising their strength because of their solid construction. Clamps and mounting hardware can be added for any user-supplied instrumentation.
Our in-house engineering and metal fabrication capabilities can identify a standard frame for your application or customize one to suit your needs. Working in stainless steel, aluminum or titanium, we can get your frames in line.
We provide the highest quality flotation for offshore, research, commercial and military vehicles. Made with DeepTec® syntactic foam, these floats are the most reliable and cost-effective choice for ROV, AUV and tow body flotation. Whether you are outfitting a new vehicle or tooling package, or require customized add-on buoyancy, you will get a superior product and quick turnaround.
Designed for long term submergence, our instrument collars provide years of reliable service and stand up to rough handling during operations. Each yields the buoyant force needed for a rapid ascent and positive recovery without impairing the performance of the instrument. From shallow water surveys to ultra deepwater positioning, you can count on these collars to help ensure overall success in the field.
Under certain flow conditions, taut mooring lines can vibrate or “strum”. The strumming is caused by vortices that result from the water passing over the line diameter. Strumming not only creates cable fatigue, it can have a detrimental effect on instruments in the mooring string. Our cable fairings reduce strumming by eliminating this vortex action. The result is a reduction in both strumming and drag.
DeepWater Buoyancy’s Benthic Lander allows for deployment of instruments to the seafloor to depths as great as 6000 meters. This design is highly-customizable and can accommodate a variety of instruments. To recover, an acoustic release is activated, dropping a ballast pack and allowing the positively buoyant assembly to rise to the surface.
These TRBMs may be deployed by free-fall, or by a diver or ROV. They have a double axis gimbal inside a buoyant recovery pod, and are designed to permit retrieval of all mounted instruments. An optional Spectra line pack can be provided for recovery of the base for turnaround deployments. Our TRBMs are available in depths of over 500 meters. We also offer disposable concrete bases.
Manufactured from high-performance DeepTec® syntactic foam and fitted with 316L stainless steel and titanium hardware, spherical ADCP Buoys are designed to outperform and outlast conventional mooring flotation. Available with depth ratings from 200m to 6000m, they require minimal maintenance and are extremely durable under the most rigorous deepwater conditions.
For a more extreme current application, turn to the StableMoor® line of buoys. These unique ADCP buoys are customized for your particular application. Accounting for depth, instrument types and current, this design will give you stable data in unstable waters.
Designed similarly to “tether balls,” ROVits® are our answer to the request for multi-purpose small floats. ROVits® provide buoyancy to make manipulator and ROV tasks easier, especially where hardware like lift eyes, pins, and handles are involved. ROVits’® rugged design and 3000m depth rating make them the most versatile tool in your support van.
DeepWater Buoyancy prides itself on finding solutions for all our customers’ requirements. When a standard product does not fit the application, we analyze, design, develop, and produce the optimum solution. Click on the button to learn about our custom capabilities or contact us to discuss.