The Suction Pile Installation Tool (SPIT) has been designed to be able to install or remove suction piles. The SPIT is fitted with an AnchorZip 10 pump and allows the pile penetration depth to be monitored using the mounted altimeter. Flow can be reversed in order to “blow out” or remove suction piles.
A surface console unit and software allows real-time control & monitoring of the SPITs electro-hydraulic and instrumentation systems. The monitoring features provide the operator with real-time information on pile internal pressure with respect to the external hydrostatic pressure and range to sea-bed from SPIT.