Oil & Gas

The inspection of critical components such as pipes, columns, reactors, pressure vessels, tank boilers etc. is of key importance at large-scale technical facilities in both the oil and gas and basic chemicals industries.
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Oil & Gas

Using small, mobile automated and autonomous inspection systems can bring about considerable improvements in terms of assessing the condition of key components. Automatic measurement with an inspection robot increases the precision of measurement and the resulting data. This paves the way for major improvements in terms of lifetime assessment and trending. Based on this, outages can be optimized and shortened.

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Our Solutions for the Oil & Gas market

A particular advantage of small and agile inspection robots is that they also allow areas that would not otherwise be directly accessible to be reached without opening or disassembly the structure. Modern inspection technologies (UT and phase array) can be used in place of x-ray applications to allow inspection work to be conducted in parallel.

The Inspection Robotics systems appropriate for the oil and gas and basic chemicals industries are industry-tested, and have proven their worth in the tough environment of the power plant service business.

Upstream, midstream, downstream

The following are some of the components that can be efficiently assessed using inspection technology:

  • Pipes (inside and outside)
  • Long tubes and heat exchangers (inside)
  • Tanks (inspection of walls and floors from the inside)
  • Vessels
  • Furnaces and boilers
  • Flare systems
  • Columns (corrosion and cracks from the inside and outside)
  • Reactors (weld inspection from the inside)

 

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Products for the Oil & Gas market

Inspection Robotics empowers you with total automated inspection solutions tailored to your desired outcomes. Our advanced technology and service solutions deliver industry-leading value to your assets.

BIKE platform 2016

The BIKE platform is a very compact magnetic wheeled robot capable of inspecting power plant facilities and multiple applications in the oil&gas industry, such as vessel or pipe inspection. The innovative locomotion concept is capable of climbing complex structures and passing obstacles. see it in action High mobility This robot can climb vertical walls, follow circumferential LEARN MORE →

FAST platform

The solution for automated remote inspection of pipes, drums and vessels – whether you are looking at NDT applications such as Ultrasonics / Eddy Current or  visual inspection – with the modular FAST platform you have an all-in-one system. View Applications NDT Due to its modular design the FAST platform can be adapted to new LEARN MORE →

FAST RVI

The solution for remote visual inspection of tanks, vessels and pipes – equipped with a powerful PTZ inspection camera this robot is revolutionizing visual inspections. See it in action remote inspection The FAST RVI allows the operator to access areas that could not be accessed by human, get more coverage, inspect behind baffles & obstacles. LEARN MORE →

PALM Scanner

The Inspection Robotics PALM Scanner is a compact, lightweight and robust tool that uses ultrasonic phased array technology to reliably, efficiently and safely inspect the weld integrity of small diameter tube racks with clearance as narrow as 12 mm. see it in action   get brochure fast & easy setup The set up time for LEARN MORE →

eMCU

The Inspection Robotics eMCU is a compact, light and robust system for reliable motor control, featuring integrated position slip compensation. View Product Specifications The eMCU motor control unit supports flexible and accurate scanning processes through delivering closed loop servo-motor motion-control. With a weight of less than 5kg (<11lb) the eMCU is the lightest motor controller LEARN MORE →

PALM flat

The PALM Flat is a compact, lightweight and robust tool that uses ultrasonic phased array technology to inspect the weld integrity of large diameter pipes up to flat surfaces. see it in action fast & easy setup The set up time for an inspection is less than one minute. The PALM flat comes in one LEARN MORE →

PUMP Unit

With a weight less than 3kg and its fully adjustable low pulsation flow it the simplest and most reliable couplant pump on the market. View Product Specifications simple The PUMP Unit is set up in seconds and easy to operate. Simply connect power cable and couplant piping and switch on the unit. no pulsation For LEARN MORE →

Gas Detection and Safety System

When using remote inspection robots in confined spaces such as pressure vessels where there is a risk of an explosive atmosphere, safe operation can always be achieved by ensuring that the atmosphere is permanently monitored and devices are unpowered immediately. Gas detection and safety system Our robotic platforms can equipped with a suction tube which LEARN MORE →

FAST UT

The solution for automated remote Ultrasonic & Phased Array inspection on pipes & drums. Whether you are looking at corrosion mapping or weld inspection – with the modular FAST UT you have a modular inspection system. See it in action corrosion mapping Due to its modular design the FAST platform can be adapted to new applications LEARN MORE →

FAST Cleaning

The all-in-one maintenance crew; This robot – based on the FAST platform – is capable of cleaning, polishing, grinding, polishing and even painting hard to reach & access areas. see it in action ultra mobile Thanks to the flat profile the system can drive into narrow spaces and reach areas where usually a disassemble or LEARN MORE →

Encoder Modules

High resolution (up to 4096 cts / rev), exchangeable connectors and miniature design distinguish the Inspection Robotics encoder suite from the competition. View Product Specifications robust The basis of our encoder suite is a rotating magnet which is not harmed by water or dust ingression. The standard is IP54, can be increased on request. safe LEARN MORE →

Blade Root Scanner

This innovative scanner is using Phased Array (PA) technology to inspect the blade roots for flaws of all kind. The inspection can be performed in-situ, without the need of opening the machine and dismantling the blades. see it in action time saving The scanner is designed for Phased Array in-situ inspections. Performing the blade root LEARN MORE →

BWCI – Boiler Wall Cleaning & Inspection

A cleaning and Inspection robot for boiler walls, our biggest robot eliminates the need for scaffolding in boilers. It cleans and inspects the boiler tubes in parallel. See it in action   get brochure time saving Looking at the big picture the time & cost saving using a robotic cleaning and inspection solution is tremendous. LEARN MORE →

GAP Scanner

Accurate Ultrasonic, Phased Array (PA) or Eddy Current (EC) inspection of narrow gaps; This guided scanner is ideal for inspecting all kinds of shafts and rotors with radial gaps and slots. see it in action gap inspection On both sides the GAP Scanner has an adjustable and extendable side guidance which allows access of gap LEARN MORE →

ASSET platform

The ASSET platform is designed for fast and reliable inspection of large surfaces (tank walls & floors, large plates &structures) with path planning capability. Its on-board equipment allows remote operation for Visual (VT), Eddy current (ET) and Ultrasonic (UT) inspection. see it in action fully integrated With its onboard NDT equipment – both 16-ch Ultrasonic LEARN MORE →

Integrated Control Station

The all-in-one control solution for our robotics platforms. This device combines a powerful industrial computer, our motor control unit and an integrated touch screen monitor.  View Product Specifications rugged The ICS is built in a field proven hard-case shell. With its protection rating of IP it can be used in harsh environments and even outside LEARN MORE →

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