Specialist Tools

Variable Buoyancy Skid

  • Product Number: ITE-0027-DR-0020-00
  • The Variable Buoyancy Skid provides accurate controllable lift capability to an ROV when moving heavy items such as Hydraulic Flying Leads between locations. The skid is capable of operating depths down to 200 metres and the ability to provide around 200 kg of additional lift to the ROV with sensor feedback to tell the operator the amount of lift supplied and the remaining capacity in the gas supply cylinders. The unit is controlled remotely via a laptop computer with a simple 'user friendly' graphics interface page.


    HFLSFL Operations

    • High lift capacity, circa 200 kg (440 lbs)
    • Operating depth down to 200 metres (656ft)
    • Minimal operators input, plug and play
    • Intelligent control system

    Product Number



    Lightweight Aluminium Frame

    Syntactic Foam Buoyancy & GRP Tanks

    Depth Rating

    200 metres (656ft)

    Supply Fluid

    Mineral Oil AWS 22 – 32


    2400mm x 1700mm x 500mm (95" x 67" x 20")

    Compressed Air Cylinder Rates

    300 Bar (4,351psi) Working Pressure

    Hydraulic Power Requirements

    Supply Pressure - 207 bar / (3000 psi)

    Flow - 20 litres/min (5.2 gpm)

    Weight in Air

    600 kg (1,322 lbs) approx.

    Weight in Seawater

    Neutrally Buoyant

    Ancillary Equipment

    Portable 240 volt compressor