This system is designed to operate in a salt water environment and collect fluid samples from a depth of 150m. The sampler is flexible for feeding into tight spaces and the incorporated camera assists the operator to identify areas of interest at the sample depth. The sample reservoir is filled by remotely activating the sampler mechanism from the control system. Sub-sea specific connectors allow easy disconnection of the camera and sampler units and the camera feed can be viewed in real time and recorded to the control PC hard drive.
BRE Engineering developed a unique hollow cored solenoid actuator to open the sample valve, this was required to keep the profile slim and the unit flexible. The control system is designed to be simple and robust, the whole unit packs away into a standard Pelican hardcase.