The Robotic Crawler is designed as a Remote Operated Tool Platform, with endless possibilities of attaching tools and equipment, such as; manipulator arm, cleaning equipment for marine growth, thickness measurement probes, eddy current testing of welds, cutting tools, sandblasting and painting etc.
Working in the splash zone presents a unique set of challenges. In this zone waves and structure-induced currents are constantly occurring. This makes works more difficult to perform using traditional methods, like rope access and diving. To solve the bulk of these issues, we have developed The Robotic Crawler system which allows access to the structure without having personnel in the splash zone.
The Robotic Crawler can hook on to the structure and safely travel to the required position where it can perform the needed work. Once in position, the tool package is activated, and the job is carried out from a stable platform even with waves flooding the unit every few seconds.
The robotic jacket crawler, video by Total