The power sector is a leading innovator in terms of inspection technology. This means that in the medium term, this technology is likely to be transferred to related industries as well. Alstom Inspection Robotics is ideally equipped to provide customers in the transportation, oil and gas and basic chemicals sectors with engineering and services to support them in this process.
Our Solutions for the Power Generation market
Lifetime extension, outage optimisation and outage reduction are key objectives for managers of large power plants in liberalised electricity markets. To achieve these goals, critical components such as generators, turbines, boilers and pressure lines have to undergo condition and risk assessment on a continuous basis.
Most inspection work used to be carried out manually by service specialists, but in recent years non-destructive materials testing has opened up completely new options. Now there are inspection robots that are able to assess the condition of important components in a fraction of the time as humans, and much more precisely. Thanks to advances in miniaturization, robots are now able to crawl their way into the tiniest structures, and can provide measurement data and video images or treat surfaces in environments long inaccessible to humans.
Another huge advantage of inspection robots is the fact that they are insensitive to heat, dirt and other adverse conditions. This makes work much safer for the people involved. In short, inspection robots constitute a disruptive technology that massively enhances the competitiveness of service providers in the power generation business.
Products for the Power Generation market
Inspection Robotics empowers the Power Generation market with total automated inspection solutions tailored to your desired outcomes. Our advanced technology and service solutions deliver industry-leading value to your assets.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
The TurboRotoScan S enables early detection of flaws that could compromise the integrity of the retaining rings. Operators have confidence in Turbogenerator integrity between overhauls, and in the reduced risk of failures. Watch the video flexibility The TurboRotoScan S gives the ability to perform the test while the rotor remains in place. The system can LEARN MORE →
The BS2 – Bore Scanner is the second generation of the Inspection Robotics Bore Scanner; It can perform UT and ET simultaneously and covers bore diameters range from 70mm up to 300mm. See it in action advanced NDT Performing Ultrasonic and Eddy Current inspection at the same time reduces the inspection time by 50%. By LEARN MORE →
DIRIS® (Diagnostic Inspection with Rotor in Situ) provides modern robotic instrumentation and tooling to allow fast and reliable remote inspection of a Turbogenerator. see it in action reliability DIRIS® enables early detection of faults that could compromise the reliability.Operators have confidence in Turbogenerator integrity between overhauls,and in the reduced risk of failures. flixibility DIRIS® gives LEARN MORE →
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 →
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 →
A revolutionary inspection device to perform Phased Array (PA) inspections on small diameter bores and pipes from the inside. This tool was developed to inspect so-called hollow bolts (more precisely: threads on the bolts). see it in action in-situ inspection Performing the inspection while the bolt is still in place eliminates time consuming un-mounting, Magnetic LEARN MORE →
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 →