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Sonarbell Autodetection

Sonarbell Autodetection

Hydrason is working with Clearwater Hydroacoustics on autodetection software for their Sonarbell passive acoustic technology SonarBell is an omni-directional,  fully passive sonar reflector that provides a strong and clear double echo return. No batteries or electronics are used in SonarBell, so it can be installed long term with no maintenance requirement.

Detection under Insulation

Detection under Insulation

Building on previous detection work, Hydrason and Subsea 7 have been working together to demonstrate health monitoring for subsea pipelines through insulation coatings. Working with the Subsea 7 team in the ROV tank, Hydrason has successfully demonstrated change detection to accurately indentify the location of a hydrate simulant within an insulated pipeline.

Nagasaki Sea Trials

Nagasaki Sea Trials

Sea trials have been conducted in Nagasaki Prefecture to test wideband sonar detection for subsea power cables. Hydrason’s WBS system was installed in a purpose-built module on MHI’s Naminow autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The sonar data are being used for seabed classification and mapping as well as cable detection and tracking.

Japan Oceans Initiative

Japan Oceans Initiative

Hydrason returns to Japan at the end of November to kickoff new subsea development programmes with major Japanese corporations operating in the subsea sector. Hydrason has won c. £170k funding from Scottish Enterprise to support this effort under the Joint Ocean Initiative with the Nippon Foundation. At launch, David Rennie Head of Energy, Oil and […]

Deepwater Development

Deepwater Development

Hydrason is returning to the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in September to continue work on its deepwater development. This programme funded with assistance from Innovate UK will enable us to operate reliable full bandwidth systems to 3000 m water depths.

InnovOil

InnovOil

Hydrason Technology was featured in the August 2017 issue of InnovOil. This special issue focused on robotic technologies for oil & gas and reported an OGIC sponsored programme to develop Hydrason’s subsea sensing technologies in collaboration with the Ocean Systems Laboratory (OSL).

HOME-Offshore

HOME-Offshore

Starting in April 2017 Hydrason Solutions Limited is supplying sensors and expertise for the HOME-Offshore programme, which aims to bring increased autonomy and health monitoring for complex assets in the Renewables sector. The £4M programme is driven by an industry consortium including DONG, Siemens Wind, GE Energy Solutions, Scottish Power Energy Networks, Offshore Renewable Energy […]

Prestigious Acoustics Award

Prestigious Acoustics Award

Hydrason CTO, Yan Pailhas, is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious A.B. Wood medal. The medal is awarded annually by the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) in recognition of a leading international researchers outstanding contribution to Underwater Acoustics. The award presentation was made by Peter Dobbins, chair of the IOA’s Underwater Acoustics Group, at the Acoustic […]