The VIPER is our 6 inch to 12 inch tool. It travels down the pipe utilizing compressed air or nitrogen. The VIPER can be outfitted with tracks if required. It is equipped with conventional cameras, laser profiling for dents and ovality, and ultrasonic EMAT sensors. This sensor suite provides 100% volumetric inspection of the pipe. The result is a complete thickness map of the pipeline. EMAT is a non-contact ultrasonic technique that generates the sound in the pipeline itself, with well-known advantages for in-line inspection such as:
No couplant needed. Ultrasound waves are generated in dry or empty pipe.
Imperviousness to surface conditions. The EMAT signals can be generated on dirty, coated, or rusty pipelines.
Easy to deploy sensors. EMAT sensors do not need to be perfectly perpendicular to the pipe wall and can provide accurate readings on bends and during higher tool speeds.
Unique wave modes. EMAT can generate ultrasonic modes or wave forms that can be customized to detect different types of defects.
Sarcos Guardian™ S
The Guardian S robot is a robust, multi-purpose, man-portable mobile IoT platform that carries multiple sensor payloads, providing real-time information while keeping the human operator out of harm’s way. Optimized for unstructured and unpredictable environments, the Guardian S robot is designed specifically to navigate uneven, challenging terrain and to access small, confined spaces. With the capability for safe tele-operation from remote locations, the Guardian S robot goes where humans either can’t or shouldn’t go.
Pipeline Inspections: Capable of performing quick, internal 360 degree visual inspections of unpiggable pipelines with real time communication. Able to navigate vertical sections, dual-diameter, and multiple bends, with no need for launchers or receivers. Additional sensor options include (but are not limited to), EMAT, UT, infrared, gas, vibration, GPS, accelerometer. One size fits all for pipelines 8" and greater.
HAZMAT Applications: Offering a unique opportunity to keep first responders out of harm’s way by letting them check readings and collect data from a distance.
Inspection Applications: Entering areas previously considered inaccessible for a wide range of industrial and infrastructure inspections.
Public Safety Applications: Providing situational awareness for tactical operations, detecting hazardous materials, and relaying critical intelligence.
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