A totally new version of the instrument based on National Instrument technology guarantee enhanced performances and autonomy. A second unit has been ordered and will be supplied 1Q 2017.

For this project, Co.L.Mar developed a second-generation version of the equipment which can part-process data during inspection in real-time, as opposed to merely delivering recorded data, and also generate a real-time leak probability parameter.

The ALD-AUV comprises an underwater acoustic sensor, which acquires data along the pipeline, records, and pre-processes it.

Following completion of the mission, the data is processed by dedicated software in order to detect any eventual leak.