Just when you thought you had a bad day with your equipment … actually this was a good day for the guys who had their equipment being tested on the floating shock barge.
I was out at the shock and vibration facility getting testing done on one of my underwater cable assemblies when I noticed they were putting the explosives in the lake for this shot. It was the smaller of two that I was around for and only got a video of this one. The next day they set one off that rattled the building that I was in next to the lake!
The company testing their stuff had a bad day for that one A lot of the steel mounting plates sheared and messed up some of their equipment. Lucky for me I didn’t have to deal with explosive test, only small stuff but it still gave me chills to watch a weight slam into the support table holding my cable and accelerate it to 400+ Gs in a blink of the eye.
So the morale of the story is … the next time you are having a bad hair day with your ROV, your stuff could be on some barge with a bunch of explosives next to it waiting to find EVERY loose component that you have and to start shearing your parts.
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