TankRob

Start Date and End Date

31 May 2016
31 October 2018

Turkish Partner(s)

INTEGRITY NDT MÜH. SAN. TİC. LTD. ŞTİ. 

Coordinator

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE LIMITED – INNOTECUK / Birleşik Krallık (UK)

Budget

2,828,495 €

Programme

 H2020 - FTI Pilot

Project Web Page

Scientific Outputs

It is estimated that 20% of storage tank accidents are caused by cracks or raptures on the tank structure. The majority of the bulk liquids stored in these tanks include crude oil and derived products which are extremely hazardous to the environment; a spill of only one gallon of oil can contaminate a million gallons of water. Storage tank NDT inspection is very costly and degrading to the environment. Tank operators need to clear and vent the tank in order for human inspectors to enter it.

 

Our vision is clear; we aim to redefine storage tank NDT inspection by commercializing TankRob, a leading-edge NDT inspection robot capable of in-service operation and 100% surface coverage thanks to a specially designed surface changing mechanism. TankRob’s operation has already been demonstrated in water tanks and its performance indicates tremendous potential. We now need to finalize the system’s commercial version, obtain the necessary certifications and validate its performance in oil storage tanks.

 

Our vision is clear; we aim to redefine storage tank NDT inspection by commercializing TankRob, a leading-edge NDT inspection robot capable of in-service operation and 100% surface coverage thanks to a specially designed surface changing mechanism. TankRob’s operation has already been demonstrated in water tanks and its performance indicates tremendous potential. We now need to finalize the system’s commercial version, obtain the necessary certifications and validate its performance in oil storage tanks.

 

Tackling ‘grand’ or societal challenges

Industrial Innovation (including innovation in services as well as products and processes)

Research-influenced changes in policy, agenda-setting

The provision of Improved Public Goods

The improved exercise of professional skill

Human capital development