Back from his trip down under, Inuktun’s Technical Sales Manager, Jeff Christopherson, reports on the success at the Australasian Oil and Gas (AOG) conference. The biggest takeaway? How IM3™ (Inuktun Multi-Mission Modular) technology really is the solution to the movement towards elimination of confined space entry – a mandatory goal for majors in the oil and gas industry.
Inuktun’s Australian and New Zealand channel partner, Nexxis, exhibited at the international event where IM3™ technology was on display alongside complementary technology by Eddyfi and GE – resulting in the only one-stop shop for robotics and nondestructive testing (NDT) on the show floor. The truly adaptive nature of Inuktun’s inspection cameras and robotic crawlers were demonstrated; GE’s Fast RVI platform carried our Spectrum 120HD™ high definition pan, tilt and zoom inspection camera. Inuktun’s increasingly popular MaggHD™ miniature magnetic crawler was on vertical display, but it was the “XY crawler” that gained the most interest from industry professionals.
Showing off its unique capabilities for two axis movement, the "XY crawler" drew the attention of industry leaders like Chevron, Shell, Stork, Applus, Quest Integrity and others as an ideal NDT platform. The “XY crawler” has the potential to be a primary tool in pursuit of eliminating CSEs (Confined Space Entries) in the near future.
In the wake of the show’s success, Jeff Christopherson provided a presentation on Modular Robotic Technologies for Adaptive Inspection Solutions (request a copy here) at the Woodside auditorium which was well received by high value individuals in the Perth oil and gas sector. Probably one of the busiest events that Jeff has ever attended, he is excited for the next step in providing specific solutions to the industry in partnership with Nexxis.