Global Marine Systems has developed new digital x-ray technology to replace traditional film as the new standard for subsea cable repair. The DXr1 camera is the first of its kind for the subsea industry, and employs similar technology to that which is already proven within medical fields.
The DXr1 allows for the digital capture of cable joints during repairs, and is capable of real-time review as the x-ray images are taken. The process significantly reduces the wait times for image capture and assessment that are traditionally a feature of cable repair work. In addition to reducing the time and cost of repair, the DXr1 also enhances the quality, efficiency and record-keeping capability of the cable jointing assessment process.
The DXr1 is a highly robust, marine-compatible camera that requires no film or chemicals and zero processing time. It brings a distinct improvement in procedure and results to previous film-based options. The camera is windows compatible with touch screen control and offers a simple operating interface for image assessment.
"Global Marine continues to lead the way in subsea cable repair technology, and we’re delighted to offer this new development to the industry," said Global Marine Systems director of maintenance John Walters. "We have been consistent in our efforts to improve efficiency and reduce costs for our maintenance customers, and the DXr1 is our most recent demonstration of these efforts."
The DXr1 was developed in conjunction with JME Limited, and is available for purchase exclusively through Global Marine.