Asset operators are starting to move away from human-entry inspections and look towards the application of robotics for the inspection of pressure vessels. The key drivers are cost-efficiency, the improvement of the repeatability and effectiveness of inspections, and the increase of human and environmental safety.

“Guidelines for the Application of Robotics for the Offline Inspection of Pressure Vessels” gives guidance to those involved with preparation, execution and processing of a robotic inspection of pressure vessels. These guidelines specify the advised operational and reporting requirements for robotic inspection tools to be used for detection and subsequent mapping of metal loss and the detection of other features during the inspection of pressure vessels. “Guidelines for the Application of Robotics for the Offline Inspection of Pressure Vessels” also covers the legal context of asset inspections, provides an overview of the preparation and execution of conventional inspections of a typical pressure vessel, explores current robotic inspection methods, and includes a robotic inspection checklist.

“Guidelines for the Application of Robotics for the Offline Inspection of Pressure Vessels” was spearheaded by the SPRINT Robotics Action Group Pressure Vessels (AGPV) and has been approved by the SPRINT Robotics Program Committee.

“Guidelines for the Application of Robotics for the Offline Inspection of Pressure Vessels” is available in the SPRINT Robotics shop.
It is free of charge for SPRINT Robotics members.

SPRINT Robotics Participants and Associate Participants have received an email with instructions on how to download a free customized copy.