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    Wee Mama, ArthurPoet, politik, Yasuragi

    The camera's and lights are about the only electric things down there and it takes some super heavy insulation to keep them dry.

    •  electrical stuff at the BOP (0+ / 0-)

      The BOP does have electrical stuff.   One of the ways of triggering the BOP, IIRC, is electrical.   There are pressure sensors there.   I have suggested that one of three redundant black boxes should go there - black boxes for airplanes are already built to be retrieved from the ocean.

      But, anything electrical down there is unlikely to be recognizable as such.   With everything required to withstand the pressure, it would probably look more like hydraulics.  Or like a welding gas cylinder.

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