SUBEO LIMITED, AQUARIUS CRAFT SPECIFICATION

  • Personnel - one pilot, two passengers.
  • Operating depth - 50M or 100M, (160 – 328ft).
  • Length-5M, width-2.5M, height-2.3M, (16.4 x 8.2 x 7.5ft).
  • Weight - approximately 3800kg (8398lbs).
  • Main battery capacity – 22kwh.
  • Secondary battery – 24V 72 amp hour.
  • Emergency primary lithium battery.
  • Integrated thrusters – 9 No.
  • Speed 1 to 7 knots.
  • Surface buoyancy reserve – 3000kg, (6630lbs).
  • Water trim – 200kg, (442lbs).
  • Outer hull – GRP.
  • Pressure vessels – carbon steel, hot zinc sprayed and 2 part polyurethane.
  • Hatch surfaces - stainless steel.
  • Welded in penetrators – stainless steel.
  • Viewports – 4 No 3 x 600, (23.6 inches), 1 x 500 (19.7 inches) flanged hemispherical to PVHO1.
  • Ballast and control air – 4 x 15L 230 bar steel bottles.
  • Lead drop and trim 250kg, (552lbs).
  • Hatch diameter – 545mm. (21.5 inches)
  • Freeboard below hatches – 760mm, (30 inches).
  • External lights.
  • All systems monitored and controlled by Mitsubushi
  • PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) with modem
  • for remote diagnostic and programme adjustment
  • for individual missions and training.

EMERGENCY SYSTEMS

  • Manual operation of main ballast air.
  • 250kg, (552lbs) - lead/trim drop.
  • Diver connections to surface buoyancy tanks.
  • Location pinger.
  • Buoy release with optional emergency beacon.
  • Strobe.
  • Navigation lights.

LIFE SUPPORT

  • Mission time oxygen – 3 hours in flasks 0.7L .
  • CO2 removal for mission time by scrubber & ‘Sofnolime’
  • 72 hours emergency life support by oxygen generators.
  • 72 hours CO2 removal by self contained modular systems

LIFE SUPPORT INSTRUMENTATION

  • Dedicated PLC for life support monitoring.
  • Oxygen sensor and display on integrated screen.
  • CO2 infra-red sensor and display on integrated screen.
  • Emergency lithium battery for life support monitoring.
  • Warnings displayed on screen.

AQUARIUS SPECIFICATION.

STANDARD INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL

  • Depth.
  • Depth below craft.
  • Heading fluxgate compass.
  • Battery reserve.
  • Current drain.
  • Thruster status.
  • Humidity.
  • Temperature internal/external.
  • System alarms.
  • Trim levels water and lead.
  • Surface buoyancy tank status.
  • Hatch status.
  • Internal pressure.
  • Touch screen for automatic buoyancy control.
  • Internal lights – white/red high intensity LED.
  • Control by 2 No, 12 function Daco Scientific joysticks.
  • Manual pressure equalization valve.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Through water OTS.
  • Full internal intercom.
  • VOX or ‘push to talk’ operation.
  • VHF surface system.

OPTIONS

  • Full stainless steel - (316) construction.
  • Operating depth – 100M, (328ft).
  • Fully integrated underwater navigation system.
  • Hull can be supplied in any colour.
  • Seats available finished in various materials.
  • Manipulators.
  • Full video camera system – 4 fixed, 1 fully adjustable. ‘MiniDV’ recorder and monitor.
  • Audio mini disk.
  • Forward looking sonar.
  • Comfort cooling.
  • Range of geophysical equipment – magnetometers etc.
  • High range, double capacity battery.
  • Single point lifting attachment.
  • Surface GPS

SUPPORT EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE

  • High capacity charger for batteries.
  • Compressor.
  • Launching trailer.
  • Full set of spares can be supplied.
  • Maintenance and training schemes available.
  • Road trailer/vehicle available depending on local transportation legislation with regard to vehicle/braking/maximum trailer weight.

The specification is subject to change depending on operating parameters and payload.