DEEP GULF PROJECT OPENS NEW ROV ERA

Benton F. Baugh Baugh Consulting Engineers Inc. Houston William S. Tillinghast Conoco Inc. Houston Multipurpose interface profiles have been installed on 12 ball valves in 1,080 ft of seawater. These profiles allow an ROV (remotely operated vehicle) to swim up to and operate valves with 5,000 ft-lb torque, and also to inject repair sealant. Repair sealant can be injected into the upstream seat, downstream seat, and the stem packing through standardized porting.

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