The BIKE platform is a magnetic wheeled robot capable of inspecting power plant facilities and multiple applications in the oil and gas industry, such as vessel or pipe inspection. BIKE can reach locations previously inaccessible to humans due to size constraints, temperature, immersion in liquids or safety reasons. It makes your inspections safer and more efficient.
Ability to climb vertical walls, inside and outside pipe structures and pass over complex combinations of convex and concave step obstacles.
Lightweight & Compact
With a total weight of less than 10 kg it can be deployed through a 12” (300mm) man-way. Operation on outside pipe starts at 15″ pipes (400mm).
Modular & Versatile
Can be equipped with inspection technology such as pan-tilt cameras or NDT sensors, allowing the operator to use the equipment he already has.
The BIKE platform is an advanced robotic inspection & maintenance platform for hard-to-reach areas. Depending on the task it can be equipped with different modules to perform an inspection from a safe & remote location.
Remote Ultrasonic Thickness gauge
Dual crystal probe for accurate thickness measurement, actuated remotely by couplant pressure
UT spot checks in confined spaces or on elevated structures
Advanced Inspection Camera
The Full HD Inspection camera comes with tilt and 10x optical zoom. It can be mounted in several positions and is fully integrated in the Control Software
HD Remote Visual Inspection
Localization and Mapping of inspection data
Full 3D spatial awareness of the robot in the asset and a 3D interactive robot control.
Inspection data gets automatically geo-tagged to its position in a digital twin.
Video Borescope Carrier
Remote Visual Inspection
Attachments for borescopes and cameras of most brands - Boroscopes / Mentor Visual iQ / Inuktun Spectrum 45 / Wöhler VIS 700
Detailed close-up inspection and measurements
This development enables the inspector to remotely deploy additional tools. Tools could be LED light to create shadow effects or additional sensors for inspection
Inspection on delicate or coated surfaces
Rubber coated wheels can be combined with additional field magnets to drive on coated surfaces (up to 3mm)
Inspection of coated assets without damaging surface
From confined space inspection to working at height, the BIKE can be used to solve various inspection tasks. Here is a brief introduction about most common customer use cases.
Remote detailed inspection in confined spaces through manways or nozzles with a minimum diameter of 300mm / 12"
Close-up inspection and measurements for pipes at elevation. UT spot readings at bends, reducers and around welds
Use 3D structure light technology as digital pit gage to accurately map and size surface pitting. Thousands of data points are measured and evaluated automatically.
The BIKE in the hands of our customers. Read through the stories and watch the videos.
Robotics across borders
A multinational team is deploying the BIKE at a Gassco site in Northern Germany.
PEC in confined space
Dow Chemical and TEAM are working together to solve two of the main challenges in the industry. Corrosion under insulation in confined spaces.
Improving safety with technology
The Worsley Alumina operation in Western Australia is utilizing the BIKE to enhance safety measures and improve performance.
Use 3D structure light technologyas digital pit gage to accurately map and size surface pitting. Thousands of data points are measured and evaluated automatically.
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