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.