Visual inspection of carbon-steel boiler

Collaboration project between CS Energy – a major Australian electricity generator – and Invert Robotics results in the first remote inspection of a water tube boiler. As proponents of best practice and safety, CS Energy has a strict inspection schedule for its coal-fired boilers. Ranging from 40 to 60 meters in height, preliminary inspections are […]

Remote visual & UT inspection of a small 60-cm diameter pump vessel

No need for hazardous human entry into a pump vessel! Invert Robotics’ robotic crawler enables safe remote inspections. The inspection of this, anchored in concrete, stainless steel pump vessel with a 60 cm diameter required some adaptations to our regular inspection tools. Our robot would not be able to navigate this small vessel. However, by […]

Robotic crawler: accurate UT measurements in challenging situations

Using our unique robot platforms to take UT measurements on a range of different assets – both internal and external – without having to enter confined spaces or work at height. Ultrasound wall thickness measurements are important data to help determine the condition of assets. Reason why, Invert Robotics has integrated Olympus state-of- the-art UT […]

Visual inspection and spark testing of glass lined storage tank

Full inspection solution: combined visual and D/C spark-testing inspection of a 40-year-old glass lined storage tank used for the storage of benzyl chloride. Our unique hybrid-crawler was originally designed for inspections of glass lined vessels: the combination of magnets and vacuum for adhesion ensures that the robot can drive around safely in such assets, without […]

Repair or replace? Visual inspection of a fifty-year-old spray-dryer

Utilising its high-definition camera system, Invert Robotics conducted a visual inspection of a stainless-steel spray dryer within a day, delivering a highly detailed inventory of the vessels’ condition for the customer. This major Dutch silica producer requested visual inspection to help determine what to do with their spray dryer, commissioned in the 1970s. 50 years […]

Visual inspection of stainless-steel reaction vessels using vacuum crawler

Certification of pressure reaction vessels the safe and fast way: using inspection robots! Our client, a German-based chemical plant that manufactures synthetic resins is part of a global chemical giant. The facility in Germany specializes in batch production of over 200 different products. Numerous reaction vessel lines make this possible. Making sure that these vessels […]

Robotic internal UT B-scans in a resin tank with heating coil

A complex inspection job: an insulated 600 m3 resin tank was equipped with a large heating coil on the floor, making scaffolding impractical. But a thin residue of resin on the walls meant our robotic crawler was challenged in ensuring sufficient adhesive power. With its unique combination of sliding cup suction technology and supporting magnets, […]

Spark testing ECTFE lining in a fibreglass reinforced polyester storage tank

Mounting a hand-held A/C spark tester on our unique vacuum robot, inspection of ECTFE lining welds was done remotely for the very first time at this major producer of zeolite products. Invert Robotics is continuously looking to add NDT-tools to our robot’s repertoire. A regular customer in the chemical industry required an inspection using spark […]

Collaborative project with major Dutch oil company results in first automated UT measurements in aluminium tank

Invert Robotics’ unique suction-based crawler inspection platform was used to take ultrasonic wall thickness measurements without the need for confined space entry. A major Dutch oil company approached Invert Robotics after a demonstration organised by Sprint Robotics. They asked us to add an Olympus DL38 ultrasonic thickness probe on our suction-based crawler platform. The objective […]