Voliro is developing advanced aerial robots specifically designed to perform physical work at elevation. Thanks to the thrust vectoring capability and precise localization, it is possible to approach elevated insulated pipes and drill holes at any orientation. In a next step, using machine vision algorithms, it is possible to fit and install sensors in the holes.
Trying to make a universal device being able to mount sensors in all possible positions is seen as extremely complicated. Inventas’ approach is a design-led problem solving and product development process. Our initial proposal is a concept where a partially autonomous robot traverse the easy accessible sections of the pipe, and a manual intervention tool with access from the ground is used in the more challenging areas. Site surveys and concept iterations will be an important part of the process.
Aarbakke Innovation AS (AAI) is a company providing innovative solutions to the oil and gas industry.
Our solution, the "Pipe Sensor Deployer", will be capable of rotating around the piping, as well as running longitudinal along the piping. This will enable installation of sensors in all positions on the piping. The PSD will be equipped with a drilling mechanism & a magazine for sensors.
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Hilti is a world leader in the design and manufacture of cutting-edge technologies, software and services for the professional construction industry.
The proposal to enable a cost-effective sensor installation is based on an existing Hilti solution to fasten drywall boards with a tool extension tube. Main adaptations to the existing solution are features to support the positioning and handling processes. The operator works from ground level and uses the tool extension to drill the hole in elevated height. In a subsequent step the sensor is then installed with a similar extension concept.