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Create a design for automated subsea control module testing to help reduce human errors and speed up testing

Subsea Control Module Test Stand Instrumentation

Proserv manufactures subsea control modules (SCMs) as part of their subsea control system offering.

As part of the test process SCMs are mounted onto SCM test stands (SCMTS) for hydraulic and electrical function testing. The SCMTS provides feedback to the Test Technician via pressure gauges mounted on the front of the SCMTS, the displayed values of which are manually recorded in the test procedure. To remove the time and scope for error in manually recording the values, it is proposed to add transmitters and displays to the SCMTS hydraulic lines that will provide clearly displayed, accurate, and potentially automatically recorded pressure values.

Working with the SCM product team, the objectives of the project are to understand the purpose of SCMTS, their gauges and the limitations, the design an alternative instrument setup for the SCMTS. This alternative design should be properly investigated, with parts and suppliers identified and costed. A CAD schematic drawing of the new SCMTS should be created, which will then be presented with the rest of the findings in a technical report and a presentation.


Key skills and interests

  • Communication, written and verbal
  • Online research (suppliers/components)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Engineering solutions
  • Automation


Host company information

Proserv is a controls technology company serving the energy market. Proserv provides innovative controls technologies to our customers at conception of their asset development and throughout he asset’s life, improving reliability, maximising production and reducing downtime.

Address: Artemis House, Gawain Road, Beacon Park, Great Yarmouth NR31 7DU
Key Contact: Scott Allen

Visit the Proserv website for more information about the host company

CREST Awards

This project has been designed to help students achieve a GOLD Crest award. Download the CREST project guide to help you.

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