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dc.contributor.authorArriaga, Aldo
dc.contributor.authorDevincenzi, M.
dc.contributor.authorPérez, N.
dc.contributor.authorDeu, A.
dc.contributor.authorArroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.identifier.citationArriaga, A., Devincenzi, M., Pérez, N., Deu, A., Arroyo, M. Automation and control in a submarine drill rig. A: Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics International Conference. "Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics: Smarter Solutions for Future Offshore Developments: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference". Londres: Society for Underwater Technology, 2017, p. 1238-1245.
dc.description.abstractRemotely operated submarine drills are gaining acceptance as offshore geotechnical investigation tools for they provide a more convenient and often cheaper solution to geotechnical drilling vessels. The MD500 is an underwater subsea geotechnical drilling rig developed by Igeotest with the goal of retrieving high-quality physical samples of the seabed at study depths of up to 150m and with a nominal water depth of 500m. Control and automation are two key aspects with strong impact in its operational performance and ease of use, for the machine is composed of a set of remotely operated devices that must synchronize with each other: drilling rig, stabilizing legs and three manipulators for handling sampling tubes and drilling tools. These manipulators can be operated in a semi-automated fashion to help the operator focus on the drilling task. Further benefits of drilling and handling task automation include reduction of cycle time and increased repeatability, which leads to higher efficiency rates and, thus, overall reduction of operation costs. This paper presents control and operations details of the equipment as well as results yielded by several operation tests and experiments.
dc.format.extent8 p.
dc.publisherSociety for Underwater Technology
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Geotècnia
dc.subject.lcshUnderwater drilling
dc.titleAutomation and control in a submarine drill rig
dc.typeConference report
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. MSR - Mecànica del Sòls i de les Roques
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
upcommons.citation.authorArriaga, A., Devincenzi, M., Pérez, N., Deu, A., Arroyo, M.
upcommons.citation.contributorOffshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics International Conference
upcommons.citation.publicationNameOffshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics: Smarter Solutions for Future Offshore Developments: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference

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