Inuktun Sighting #152: Offshore Oil Rig J-Tube Inspection with the MaggHD™ Miniature Magnetic Crawler

ST. JOHN’S, NL, CANADA —

This week’s #InuktunInTheWild sighting comes from the east coast where Inuktun’s MaggHD™ miniature magnetic crawler is currently being rented for the inspection of J-Tubes on Exxon’s offshore oil rig, Hibernia. In preparation for this assessment, technical onsite training was provided by an Inuktun expert, a value-added benefit according to the recipient SNC-Lavalin engineers who commented on the benefits of interacting with the inspection camera and robotic crawler manufacturer directly.

During this short-term rental, the MaggHD™ miniature magnetic robotic crawler will perform remote visual inspection in up to three carbon steel J-Tubes that are 90 centimetres (36 inches) in diameter and 150 metres (500 feet) in length. With access provided from inside the tower, the MaggHD™ has auxiliary spot LED lamps to provide maximum visibility with its 360-degree continuous tilt 1080p camera head.

With offshore assets regularly being utilized beyond their intended design life, the integrity of subsea infrastructure such as J-Tubes becomes even more critical. Inuktun’s robotic crawler line-up collects repeatable, actionable, meaningful and preventive data results to ensure lowered risk to human and environmental safety, increased productivity and maximum profits.

Check out how BP has employed the use of Inuktun’s inspection robots for offshore oil platform structural integrity assessments as part of their wider strategic mission.

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