Techniques are becoming available which will allow man to exploit the ocean with hydraulic power. Hydraulics has seized its place as the primary energy transfer system in deep-ocean vehicles and systems. Successful applications include vehicle propulsion, complex manipulator systems, coring devices, underwater tools, and many others.
Due to the newness and size of this market, the designer is aware that very few manufacturers produce components designed or suitable for underseas operation. However, it is the hope that the component vendors will commence to provide the designer with his required needs.