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Title:
SUCTION ANCHOR
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2015/044667
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A suction anchor for a remotely operated vehicle comprising a frame attachable to a remotely operated vehicle, anchor cans beneath the frame beneath and connectable to a pump. In particular the anchor can be deployed as part of a method for sampling or measuring the seabed comprising the steps of attaching a frame to the remotely operated vehicle, the frame having one or more downwardly mounted anchor cans and a mast to which sampling and/or measuring equipment is attached, placing the anchor cans on an underwater floor, and, at least in partially, evacuating the cans of water embedding them in part into the underwater floor, sampling and/or measuring the underwater floor using the sampling and/or measuring equipment. It can be used to mount other sensor equipment requiring a stable platform.

Inventors:
ALLAN, Peter Gerard (UTEC Geomarine Ltd, Swan BuildingPrestwich Park,Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland NE20 9SJ, GB)
Application Number:
GB2014/052909
Publication Date:
April 02, 2015
Filing Date:
September 25, 2014
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
ALLAN, Peter Gerard (UTEC Geomarine Ltd, Swan BuildingPrestwich Park,Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland NE20 9SJ, GB)
EDMUNDS, James (UTEC Geomarine Ltd, Swan BuildingPrestwick Park,Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland NE20 9SJ, GB)
MACHIN, Jonathan Bruce (UTEC Geomarine Ltd, Swan BuildingPrestwick Park,Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland NE20 9SJ, GB)
International Classes:
E02D19/12
Domestic Patent References:
WO1997030889A11997-08-28
WO2012129612A12012-10-04
Foreign References:
GB2478858A2011-09-21
Other References:
None
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BECKHAM, Robert William (Gatehouse, Lake RoadPortishead, Bristol BS20 7JA, GB)
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