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Robotic Inspections for Aboveground Storage Tanks

Aboveground Storage Tanks (AST) are vital assets for many industries including, power, paper and pulp, oil and gas, chemical, and even beverage ...

Industry Drivers & Trends in Nondestructive Testing - 2021

Nondestructive testing, or NDT, encompasses inspection technologies and techniques used to detect flaws, increase reliability, maintain asset ...

Reducing Dangerous Exposures & Increasing Efficiency of Tank Cleaning

From the fuel tanks at the airport to the massive crude tanks in Cushing, Oklahoma, Above Ground Storage Tanks (ASTs) are critical infrastructure ...

The Cost of Unplanned Downtime for Refineries

In many cases, unplanned downtime is unavoidable. Hurricanes, earthquakes or other unforeseen natural disasters—similar to what happened in Texas ...

Remote Monitoring with Condition Monitoring Location (CML) Devices

One of the foundations of a strong inspection program is the use of condition monitoring locations (CML’s). CML’s are specific locations where repeat ...

Full Scope: Analyze Tank Contents to Develop a Cleaning Strategy

Tank floors are a key component for inspection in a broad range of industries and applications. While there are a number of ways a tank can fail, the ...

Perspectives on Robotics and Site Safety Outcomes

A few years ago, I heard someone say, “If you’re on-site, you’re in danger.” That’s a simple statement that really stuck with me.

Overview of Stress-Oriented Hydrogen Cracking (SOHIC)

In a previous blog, we discussed Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC) and how to detect it. Stress-Oriented Hydrogen Induced Cracking, or SOHIC, is a type ...

Hydrogen-Induced Cracking (HIC): What's At Risk & How Do We Detect It?

Hydrogen-induced cracking (HIC), a type of wet hydrogen sulfide (H2S) damage, is a condition commonly observed in the oil refining, petrochemical, ...

Technology for HTHA Detection

In a previous blog, we discussed High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA) - what it is, how it occurs, and briefly touched on modern detection ...

It's Earth Day- Robots to the Rescue!

Happy Earth Day, Earthlings. We, the Robots, are here to help! As the world momentarily pauses in celebration of Earth Day, let’s reflect on the ...

Non-Intrusive Inspections and How to Accomplish Them with Automation

Automating Non-Intrusive Inspections Provides Faster Inspections and Better Results Pressure vessels and other process equipment are traditionally ...

What is High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA) And Who is at Risk?

On April 2, 2010, at the Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company in Anacortes, Washington, employees were in the final stages of bringing three of six ...

Women’s History Month: The Leaky Pipeline & A New Revolution

As March comes to a close, we reflect on the trailblazing women who led the way to change by celebrating Women’s History Month and the theme of ...

Unconventional Weather Impacts on Energy Infrastructure

In mid-February, unprecedented winter storm Uri left several million Texans without heat, power, and water, disrupting energy systems and sending ...

Top 5 Reasons Industries are Turning to RUG for Piping Inspections

We are witnessing an inflection point in the approach to inspecting piping assets in the oil and gas industry, as well as other process industries.  ...

A Better Fractionator Overhead Line Inspection Strategy

Robust Inspection Data Delivered Without Taking the Unit Offline An overhead system is one of the most vulnerable parts of a crude oil distillation ...

How to Achieve a Higher RBI score with RUG

Understanding the Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) Confidence Scoring System Driven by API 580 and API 581 standards, the first Risk-Based Inspections ...

What is Rapid Ultrasonic Gridding (and why should you care)?

RUG - the R stands for Rapid and/or Robot Rapid Ultrasonic Gridding (aka RUG) is an innovative inspection process of creating data-rich visual grid ...
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