The demands of equipment for Cone Penetration Testing in deep water are set high. Therefore technically very advanced equipment is required which produces reliable information and subsequent assessment of the bearing capacity of the soil.
The Deep Water ROSON, with its proven wheel drive Cone Penetration Testing unit, is equipped for cone penetration tests and analyses the seabed’s geotechnical condition in deep water conditions. The ROSON is provided with technology to operate at water depths up to 4000 meters with high water pressures and strong sea currents. The umbilical supports broadband data connection and power supply over great distances.
The Cone Penetration Testing string is pushed into the soil by means of two friction wheels driven by electrical motors. The friction wheels are pressed against each other by means of a hydraulic cylinder, thus holding the CPT string in between them. The digital cone, pushed into the soil, acquires accurate data that is processed into high quality information by the software specially made for the Deep Water ROSON.
Reliable force and accurate intelligence
• spin control system for steady system deployment
• ballast and skirt system for stabilization on the seafloor and a minimum of disturbance of the soil
• level winder for optimal winding of the umbilical
• single mode fibre optic connection for client purpose
You can read more about the Deep Water ROSON in Leaflet S40.