The ASAMS system 3 MPI is a result of further development of well proven and highly successful OIS underwater technology systems which have been used by underwater operators around the world since 1980.
Manufactured now by ASAMS, the SYSTEM 3 MPI is a modular design employing a sophisticated power control surface unit and an integrated, pressure compensated, subsea unit with built-in ink management systems.
A heavy-duty isolating transformer supplies power to the surface unit, which is connected to the subsea unit via a single 200 metre umbilical, which is deployed from a strong hand operated spooling frame.
The Surface Unit is housed in a rugged stainless steel case with removable front cover.
The Subsea Unit has AC and DC outlets for three magnetising techniques – Electromagnetic Yoke, Magnetising Coil and Prods. The Magnetising Coil and Prods can be AC or DC powered, whilst the Yoke is DC powered and allows bolt-on articulated sections to be fitted to enable inspection of irregular/awkward shaped work pieces. These 3 options allow the user to select the best tool for a particular structure or pipeline configuration, increasing operational flexibility and speeding up MPI diving programmers.