Solutions

Automated pipe end preparation

Sector

Entry TRL

Target TRL

Marginal Developments

2

3

Project summary

This project demonstrates an alternative to the current available manual solutions for pipe end preparation, which have limitations regarding productivity and/or ease of use in production. Subsea 7 is conducting a feasibility study to demonstrate automated pipe preparation and its acceptability. We are providing support for the design of the application and to develop sensor array required to locate and confirm acceptability of the completed process/ product. The technology has the potential to release personnel to other significant tasks where appropriate, improve safety, quality and consistency.