Imotus-T AUV

Overview

About Imotus-T

Imotus-T is an autonomous vehicle designed to inspect the floor of in-service above-ground storage tank floors to API-653.

Using proprietary Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) algorithms developed on Imotus-1, Imotus-T can map and navigate inside an AST with no prior knowledge of the tank.

After an initial mapping phase, Imotus-T will complete an autonomous survey of the tank floor, including the annulus weld using a specially developed ultrasonic thickness tool.

Imotus-T is initially available for production water and non-explosive fluids.  A fully ATEX certified vehicle is under development for use in all hydrocarbon tanks.


    Benefits

    In-service Inspection

    No need to drain or clean the AST for a full API-653 inspection.  

    Fast Service

    The Imotus-T is designed to inspect a 20 meter tank in a single 12 hour mission.

    Affordable, REGULAR inspection

    Frequent inspections enable accurate planned preventative maintenance

    Improved Health and Safety for Personnel

    By using an AUV to perform tank inspections, your workers avoid exposure to unnecessary risk.


    Details

    Physical

    600 mm diameter
    1000 mm tall
    <50 kg in air weight
    Suitable for most non-explosive fluids, full ATEX certified verion in development

    Navigation

    Positional knowledge and control to within 1 cm

    Duration

    Typical 12 hour mission

    Data product

    Autonomously generate survey report including a processed and calibrated thickness map, compliant to API653

    Launch and Recovery

    Single person launch, operation and recovery of vehicle

    * Details are subject to change


     

    Looking to Purchase or lease?

    We'll customize the Imotus-T to fit your organization's needs - request a quote below and we'll be in contact. Have more questions before you purchase? Feel free to message us at [email protected] or through our contact form.