The use of a turbo pump makes it possible to use hoses without any need to use electric motors in deep water. Hoses are very much easier than pipes to install. Hoses are most interesting offshore and on small scales, where their obvious practical advantages make them the only sensible choice.
Hoses are used extensively in offshore oil, gas, and mining pursuits. They are flexible, and we have demonstrated the ease with which 30 cm hoses can be installed at sea. Hoses can be coiled, and transporting and joining them together is much more efficient than transporting and joining pipes, due to the latter’s rigid lengths. We demonstrated this system with great ease. We were able to demonstrate this was possible using similar off-the-shelf technology within three weeks of conception. This speaks volumes about just how practical this system is. Later, we conducted a pilot study of hose installation. The hoses unraveled like rope.