MaggHD™ in High Demand

MaggHD™ in High Demand

When we first conceived the MaggHD™ miniature magnetic crawler we were pretty sure we would see strong interest from our core customers, but we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the level of excitement and acceptance across a wide range of industries. And, as with so many of our Multi-Mission Modular (IM3) systems, we’ve been offering customized versions for special applications… and more are on the way. Even though it’s only been one year since we officially launched the new crawler system, it has already seen extensive use across a range of industries, including renewable energy, petrochemical, offshore oil and gas, nuclear, marine and more.

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Inuktun Sighting #77: Oceanvision and the Ex Spectrum 90™

Inuktun Sighting #77: Oceanvision and the Ex Spectrum 90™

Regular readers might remember a recent blog post that showed an explosion proof camera system developed by Oceanvision, Pte. in Singapore. When they had a need for an IECEx Zone 1 rated camera system, they went looking on the market. But they had no luck. So, instead, they decided to build their own. Rather than develop everything from the ground up, they contacted Inuktun and purchased our Spectrum 90™ PTZ cameras, with a specialized control interface to work with their Ex rated PC system. Even though the Spectrum cameras are not (yet) certified for use in explosive atmospheres, Oceanvision’s engineers were able to achieve compliance with the IECEx directives by denying power to the camera until it was fully submerged (reminiscent of a similar Inuktun project for Lateral AS).

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Inuktun Sighting #57: BroadSea ROV uses the MaggUT™ - Marine for FPSO Cleaning

Inuktun Sighting #57: BroadSea ROV uses the MaggUT™ - Marine for FPSO Cleaning

When BroadSea ROV Ltd. of Fraserburgh, Scotland, was recently asked by a major operator in the North Sea to look at the problem of marine growth on the hull of an FPSO (floating production storage and offloading), they immediately looked at the range of magnetic crawler vehicles available from Inuktun. Following the purchase of an Inuktun MaggUT™ - Marine (MUM) with the optional adjustable magnetic chassis, BroadSea mounted a Cavijet sprayer on the crawler and carried out a field demonstration of the system for their client. The system was deployed by one man and driven five metres down and 15 metres along the hull to an area for testing. The vehicle successfully removed a large area of kelp and was able to operate in air, underwater and in the splash zone.

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