Subsea Commercial Services Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) has supplied multiple market leading underwater LEDs to Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (Newcastle, England) for a new build pipeline plough.
The ROS Inc. built L350 LEDs were chosen for SMD’s next generation pipeline plough – the Variable Multi Pass Plough (VMP). Rated to 1000m with a submerged weight of 100Te, the VMP has a maximum bollard pull of 350Te while trenching to a maximum depth of 2 metres. In other words, only the most robust ancillary devices are acceptable.
ROS underwater lights are renowned for their reliability and longevity with the L350 their most robust underwater light to date. Designed with the offshore operator in mind, the L350’s 6000m rated hard anodised 5K aluminium housing incorporates a captive flush mounted window and recessed tamper proof screws, while faces of the housing meet with large radii mitigating corrosion, chafe and snag points. The L350’s structural integrity is further enhanced with the view port secured in place by a ‘cleated’ bezel and housing interface removing the shear loading on the ports retaining fasteners. The L350 utilises the proven internal electronics of its predecessor the L300, which have been independently tested to 6G shock and vibration without failure. The result is a super robust underwater LED that illuminates the toughest of challenges in the harshest of environments. Offering full range dimming up to 7500 Lumen, the L350 comes with a 2-year warranty and various connector options.
SMD’s most advanced plough to date, the VMP offers a unique remote variable multi‐pass capability. This allows the operator to maintain a consistent pull force by varying the depths of cut and thereby operate the plough in single or multiple passes.
Please contact SCS directly to discuss the L350 or our other underwater solutions and commercial services.