For almost 30 years now, Inuktun has been designing and manufacturing remotely operated robotic systems, cameras and components for use in confined spaces and dangerous environments that would otherwise be unreachable. We’ve seen a lot of changes over that time, but one thing is clear - the use of industrial inspection robots is still in its infancy - especially in some pretty big industries like petrochemical, and oil and gas.
This is most easily seen with the lack of standards for performing remote visual inspection (RVI) and non-destructive testing (NDT) operations with robotic systems. The current standards, where they exist, typically do not preclude the use of robotics – they just don’t say anything about methodologies, or what will and will not be acceptable. Our goal is to give asset owners, engineers and inspection technicians the best possible tools for collecting data that matters to them, without having to expose personnel to hazardous situations.
Some of the larger companies have already implemented advanced inspection programs that include remote camera systems, drones, and crawler systems – and the results have been impressive. Take the Dow Chemical Company, for example; they have a fleet of robotic inspection tools working across the globe. But there is still a long way to go. And we’re here to help!
IM3™ (Inuktun Multi-Mission Modular) technology has adapted and evolved with the needs of structural integrity assessors to provide robotic solutions that reduce the need for CSEs (Confined Space Entries) and deliver reliable, repeatable and actionable results. For more information on our robotic camera and crawler systems for your operations, contact our technical sales team now.