ETA have developed a range of jetting sleds for the burial of cables for the telecoms market. ETA’s extensive research and trials have led to a design that optimises jetting efficiency. Below you will find details of ETA’s telecoms cable laying jetting sleds.

 

To discuss the suitability of an ETA jet sled for your project or ETA’s capabilities to repair and modify existing equipment please call:

Telecoms Cable Laying Jetting Sleds


Bantam I & II

Shallow water jet sled, compact design with maximum burial capability of 2.2m. Bantam II was built under license in Indonesia with key components being supplied by ETA.

Bantam Jetting Sled for Telecoms Subsea Cable Laying

Outline Specification;


Length overall

5.7m

Width

4.0m

Height

2.0m

Weight in Air

5.0t

Water Depth

25.0m

Burial Tools: 2 supplied


Trench depth

1.0-2.4m

Product Diameter

10-100mm

Product MBR

1.5m

Soils type Sands and clays up to

25kPa

 

Control system housed in 2 rugged transit cases and includes:

  • 2 x monitors
  • HMI for graphical display of vehicle status
  • Camera and light PSU's
  • Deployment ram controls
  • RS 232 survey data link
  • Analogue inputs for optional deck equipment e.g. tow tension
  • 1 x 150m Electrical umbilical, extruded polyurethane jacket 17mm OD fitted top and bottom with subsea connectors


The following sensors are fitted:

  • Burial depth
  • Pitch
  • Roll

Analogue inputs are available subsea for optional additional sensors e.g. cable feelers.



Hydraulic System:

  • Deployment ram, subsea specification with spherical bearings both ends, fitted with ROTA linear transducer
  • Directional control valve with speed control, relief and check valves, fitted onto hydraulic power pack
  • 4.0 kW electric driven hydraulic power pack

Umbilical:

  • 2 x 150m 3/8 inch R2AT hose

Bantam III

Shallow water jet sled, 3.2m standard burial depth capability, 5.2 m maximum.

Bantam Jetting Sled for Telecoms Subsea Cable Laying

Outline Specification;


Length overall

10.9m

Width

5.0m

Height

2.8m

Weight in Air

8.0t

Water Depth

25.0m

Burial Tools:


Trench depth

3.4m

Product Diameter

10-140mm

Product MBR

1.5m

Soils type Sands and clays up to

25kPa

 

Control system housed in 2 rugged transit cases and includes:

  • 2 x monitors
  • HMI for graphical display of vehicle status
  • Camera and light PSU's
  • Deployment ram controls
  • RS 232 survey data link
  • Analogue inputs for optional deck equipment e.g. tow tension
  • 1 x 150m Electrical umbilical, extruded polyurethane jacket 17mm OD fitted top and bottom with subsea connectors


The following sensors are fitted::

  • Burial depth
  • Pitch
  • Jetting pressure
  • Roll

Analogue inputs are available subsea for optional additional sensors e.g. cable feelers.



Hydraulic System:

  • Deployment ram, subsea specification with spherical bearings both ends, fitted with ROTA linear transducer
  • Directional control valve with speed control, relief and check valves, fitted onto hydraulic power pack
  • 4.0 kW electric driven hydraulic power pack

Umbilical:

  • 2 x 150m 3/8 inch R2AT hose

Dragon & Viper

Jet sled for up to 250 m water depth, 3.2 m standard burial depth capability, 5.2 m maximum, and designed to bury repeaters. Dragon was built under licence in Singapore with key components being supplied by ETA.

Bantam Jetting Sled for Telecoms Subsea Cable Laying

Outline Specification;


Length overall

10.9m

Width

5.3m

Height

3.0m

Weight in Air

18.0t

Water Depth

250.0m

Burial Tools:


Trench depth

3.3m

Products

Repeater style 1 - Diameter

266mm

Repeater style 2 - Diameter

330mm

Rigid Body Length

1370mm

Length Overall

4290mm

Product MBR

1.5m

 

Control system housed in 4 rugged transit cases and includes:

  • 2 x monitors
  • HMI for graphical display of vehicle status
  • Camera and light PSU's
  • Deployment ram controls
  • RS 232 survey data link


The following sensors are fitted:

  • Pitch
  • Roll
  • Trench depth
  • Tow Tension
  • Draw Bar Position
  • Subsea Jet Pressure
  • Water Pump(s) Pressure
  • Water Depth


  • Motor Temperature
  • Oil Pressure
  • Oil Volume
  • Vertical Feeler Angle
  • Horizontal Feeler Angle
  • Repeater Detect
  • Residual Cable Tension
  • Heading


The following surveillance equipment is fitted:

  • Sonar
  • Responder/transponder
  • 2 x cameras
  • 3 x lights

Hydrolic System:

  • Tool and drawbar rams, subsea specification with spherical bearings both ends, fitted with ROTA linear transducer
  • 5 station, stainless steel, oil filled, pressure compensated valve tank with polycarbonate lid
  • Subsea 7.5kW hydraulic power pack
  • Approx. 50ltr. pressure compensated hydraulic reservoir

Umbilical:

  • 500m armoured scorpio style umbilical

Sea Venture

Modular shallow water jet sled with a maximum burial capability of 5.2m. This sled was built under licence in the USA, with key components supplied by ETA.

Bantam Jetting Sled for Telecoms Subsea Cable Laying

Outline Specification;


Trench Depth

2.4m - 5.4m

Product Diameter

10-220mm

Product MBC

1.5m

Soil Conditions Sands & clays up to:

25kPa

5.4m mode;


Length overall

10.9m

Width

5.0m

Height

2.8m

Weight in Air

12.0t

Water Depth

40.0m

2.4m mode


Length overall

8.5m

Width

5.0m

Height

2.8m

Weight in Air

9.0t

Water Depth

40.0m

Control system housed in 2 rugged transit cases and includes:

  • 2 x monitors
  • HMI for graphical display of vehicle status
  • Camera and light PSU's
  • Deployment ram controls
  • RS 232 survey data link
  • Analogue inputs for optional deck equipment e.g. tow tension
  • 1 x 150m Electrical umbilical, extruded polyurethane jacket 17mm OD fitted top and bottom with subsea connectors


The following sensors are fitted::

  • Burial depth
  • Pitch
  • Jetting pressure
  • Roll

Analogue inputs are available subsea for optional additional sensors e.g. cable feelers.



The following surveillance equipment is fitted:

  • Sonar
  • Responder/transponder
  • 2 x cameras
  • 3 x lights

Analogue inputs are available subsea for optional additional sensors e.g. cable feelers.



Hydraulic System:

  • Deployment ram, subsea specification with spherical bearings both ends, fitted with ROTA linear transducer
  • Directional control valve with speed control, relief and check valves, fitted onto
  • hydraulic power pack
  • 7.5 kW electric driven hydraulic power pack

Umbilical:

  • 2 x 150m 3/8 inch R2AT hose


Stingray

Stingray is a modular towed sled designed to bury cable from the inter-tidal zone. It offers a maximum burial depth of 2.5m.

Stingray Jetting Sled

Outline Specification;


Length overall

8m

Width

4.46m

Height

1.5m

Weight(Grapnel)

5.8t

Tow Tension

25t Maximum

Penetration Depth

0.6-1.5m

Control system housed in 2 rugged transit cases and includes:

  • 2 x monitors
  • HMI for graphical display of vehicle status
  • Camera and light PSU's
  • Deployment ram controls
  • RS 232 survey data link
  • Analogue inputs for optional deck equipment e.g. tow tension
  • 1 x 150m Electrical umbilical, extruded polyurethane jacket 17mm OD fitted top and bottom with subsea connectors


The following sensors are fitted:

  • Burial depth
  • Pitch
  • Roll

Analogue inputs are available subsea for optional additional sensors e.g. cable feelers.



Hydraulic System:

  • Deployment ram, subsea specification with spherical bearings both ends, fitted with ROTA linear transducer
  • Directional control valve with speed control, relief and check valves, fitted onto hydraulic power pack
  • 4.0 kW electric driven hydraulic power pack

Umbilical:

  • 2 x 150m 3/8 inch R2AT hose