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Project

Sonomatic - Robotic Scanner

Technology Organisation

Sonomatic Ltd

Sonomatic is a worldwide organisation whose expertise in ultrasonic inspection design, development and application, dates back more than 30 years to our roots in the nuclear sector. Today the company has widened its focus and provides proven yet pioneering services to customers in defence and power generation, but our largest client base is in the challenging oil and gas industry, both upstream and downstream.

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Sonomatic - Robotic Scanner

Project summary

Non-intrusive inspection (NII) of pressure vessels can deliver significant cost and safety benefits. Sonomatic's idea is to develop the next generation of robotic NII technology, with improved speed, agility and autonomy compared with existing systems. The robot, incorporating advanced inspection technologies, will help increase production uptime, reduce costs and improve efficiency.

Challenge

Asset Integrity

Vision

Fix Today

Entry TRL

3

Field Trial

Planned

Technology

Robotic Scanner

Type

Develop

Target TRL

6

Potential Industry Value

Due to previous projects supported by the OGTC the value to the industry for NII has been calculated to be in the region of £242m per annum. This project with help leverage this cost saving by providing a technology to further enable the adoption of NII.