Getting into the Weeds?

Getting into the Weeds?

Last month readers saw firsthand how our MaggUT™ – Marine (MUM) was used by BroadSea ROV to remotely remove marine growth from the hull of an FPSO (floating production storage and offloading). BroadSea mounted a Cavijet sprayer on the magnetic crawler vehicle and carried out a field demonstration for their client.

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Inuktun Sighting #63: Tour de French Alps

Inuktun Sighting #63: Tour de French Alps

When we think of the French Alps, we think of beautiful villas, picturesque mountains, and decadent pleasures like chocolate, cheese and wine.  But the Inuktun Europe (IE) team recently visited the area for a completely different endeavor. Responding to an invitation from EDF Energy, IE’s Technical Manager, Russell Fraser, and Business Development Manager, Julien Massé, travelled to an area near the Bournillon power plant in the French Alps to perform a penstock pipe inspection. Using the Versatrax 150™ system, they successfully demonstrated the crawler’s capabilities by driving the vehicle over a total distance of 160 metres, including maneuvering through a pipe branch at 100 metres, and climbing slippery slopes of up to 22 degrees. 

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IM3:00 – Inuktun on Time

IM3:00 – Inuktun on Time

We keep saying that our Multi-Mission Modular (IM3) technology allows for the re-configuration of proven robot and camera modules to expand capabilities for specific inspection requirements. But what does that really mean? In a lot of cases, it’s the difference between success and failure – especially where tight timelines come in to play.

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Inuktun Sighting #62: Watch Your Water Intake

Inuktun Sighting #62: Watch Your Water Intake

No, this post is not about the ubiquitous yet unscientific reports that say you need to drink eight (8) glasses of water a day. Just like people, though, the pulp and paper industry needs water to survive. So when Port Hawkesbury Paper had a problem with water flow in their intake line they called our good friends at GAME Trenchless Consultants. As a consulting engineering firm specialized in providing condition assessment and trenchless rehabilitation of water mains, GAME was the perfect company to assess the problem; they evaluated the situation and identified the Versatrax 300™ (VT300) long range crawler as the ideal inspection tool. With more than two (2) kilometres of umbilical cable and a Spectrum 120HD™ PTZ camera, the VT300 can be used to inspect long sections of pipe as small as 12 inches in diameter.No, this post is not about the ubiquitous yet unscientific reports that say you need to drink eight (8) glasses of water a day. Just like people, though, the pulp and paper industry needs water to survive. So when Port Hawkesbury Paper had a problem with water flow in their intake line they called our good friends at GAME Trenchless Consultants. As a consulting engineering firm specialized in providing condition assessment and trenchless rehabilitation of water mains, GAME was the perfect company to assess the problem; they evaluated the situation and identified the Versatrax 300™ (VT300) long range crawler as the ideal inspection tool. With more than two (2) kilometres of umbilical cable and a Spectrum 120HD™ PTZ camera, the VT300 can be used to inspect long sections of pipe as small as 12 inches in diameter.

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