Excellent strength to weight. An all-purpose grade used in multiple industries
High-temperature resistant core suitable for prepreg applications
High-performance core for extremely demanding applications such as fast marine hulls
Superior strength to weight. Used in multiple industries, including wind and marine
A PET core with excellent FST properties used in transport and construction industries
A recyclable core material used in a variety of applications such as domes and claddings
Well-suited for use as local inserts in the way of fittings, either tapped or bolted through
A thermoplastic core material designed to increase performance and decrease weight
An aerospace core available with comprehensive quality documentation and traceability
A sandwich core with excellent FST properties, suitable in commercial aircrafts interiors
Core material for subsea applications, used from sea level to 700 meters depth
A deep-water subsea syntactic foam used for depths from 700 to 10,000 meters
A core with excellent insulation properties, for low and cryogenic temperatures
Used in marine and wind applications in combination with foam
A selection of the most widely used and preferred finishing options
Argus Remote Systems and its sister company, Argus Survey, are together one of the world’s leading subsea solution providers. Argus designs and manufactures its own range of ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) and owns its own ROV fleet to carryout a wide variety of subsea missions that include surveys, repairs, maintenance, cable laying and pollution control.
Currently its range offers depth ratings to a
maximum 6,000 meters (19,685 ft.). Although
the company has five models in its current
line-up, in reality each ROV can be individually
customised with a variety of add-on modules
to suit customers’ requirements whether
it will see service in Argus’ own ROV fleet or
operated by a third party. These add-on modules
can include a variety of subsea monitoring
instruments, manipulators and tools.
All Argus ROVs use electric motors for
propulsion, positioning and to manipulate
cameras and lights. Argus maintains that this provides them with a number of operational advantages over ‘traditional’ hydraulic systems. Without reducing performance electrical ROVs are smaller in size, lighter in weight and more adaptable to new operational scenarios than their hydraulic rivals. Furthermore, the fact that separate power and control systems are used for the thrusters increases redundancy. Another benefit in environmentally sensitive areas is that the risk of a hydraulic oil spill is reduced to a minimum.
Since Argus was established in 1991,
Diab has been its sole supplier of buoyancy
materials. Both Divinycell HCP and BMTI Syntactic Foams are used in Argus ROV’s.
Divinycell HCP can be used from sea level
to 700 meters (2,300 ft.) and offers very low
buoyancy loss and water absorption under
long-term loading conditions. BMTI Syntactic Foams offer very high buoyancy per
kilo and can be supplied in various depth
ratings up 10,000 meters (32,800 ft.). This
means they can be operationally deployed
in the deepest parts of any of the world’s
Argus normally delivers complete integrated
operational systems. These can, in
addition to the ROV, include control and
workshop containers, winches, launch and
recovery systems (LARS) and tether management
systems (TMS). Argus can even provide
specially designed ‘dive’ support vessels for
ocean, coastal and inshore operations.
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Diab has been at the leading edge of composite core material development for over sixty years, supplying a wide range of markets including marine, wind energy, transport, aerospace and industry.
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