Repair courses



Land Limited Repair, FDU428 (Level 4), LAUL428 ( Level 5)

This course provides trainees with the essential information required to properly handle e428 equipment and perform limited repairs. The course emphasizes the use of proper maintenance and repair practices to keep Sercel hardware in good working condition. Course content covers usage of current Sercel methodologies. Recommended hardware and software tools are discussed along with the use of the Sercel Repair Live tool to send equipment for repair. At the completion of the course, the trainee will be capable of performing limited repairs and will be fully qualified to interact with Sercel Repair Center to handle warranty and non-warranty repairs. A 1.5 days soldering training is also given. Class limit is 4 trainees.

Duration: 4.5 - 5 days
Location: Nantes and Houston


RAU Limited Repair

This  training course provides the trainees all information required to repair RAUs using the proper tools and techniques. ESD precautions will be covered to ensure the electronic boards are kept in good working condition during handling. The course includes an explanation of each board, the most common issues found when troubleshooting RAUs, replacement of damaged parts and boards, as well as the use of helpful software and hardware tools for setting up a RAU Repair Lab. Upon completion of the course, the trainee will be able to setup a Repair Lab and understand and repair most common RAU problems. Class limit is 4 trainees.

Duration: 4.5 - 5 days
Location: Nantes and Houston


SeaRay Repair

This is a 2 week hands-on course dedicated to the physical repair of SeaRay cables; an extra week may be necessary if certification by Sercel is required. The main emphasis of the course is full cable splicing and jacket overmolding. Pigtail splicing, troubleshooting theory, and troubleshooting tool familiarization will be covered in the course, as well. Each technician must be proficient in soldering. Each technician must complete a minimum of 3 cable samples which must pass QC tests and QC inspection to receive certification by Sercel’s Quality department. Class limit is 4 trainees.

Duration: 2 weeks
Location: Houston


Sentinel Repair

This course can be scheduled as a basic repair course (7 days), as an overmolding course (3 days), or as a complete Sentinel repair course (10 days). The repair technician is instructed through demonstrations and hands-on repairs using sample pieces of Sentinel cable. The basic repair course consists of skin welding, hydrophone replacement, flex-end repair, cable core wire splicing, theory on practical troubleshooting and an introduction to the Seal Section Tester (SST). The overmolding course covers FDU and coil removal/replacement followed by overmolding with the Besco 2130S machine. The complete course covers all of the above processes. Class limit is 4 trainees.

Duration: Various (3 days, 7days, 10 days)
Location: Houston