Our world demands critical infrastructure be reliable. Inspection and maintenance are mainstays in achieving this outcome. As the leader in robot-enabled ultrasonics, Gecko Robotics delivers comprehensive inspections giving an unprecedented understanding of asset health. Skilled NDT inspectors wielding best-in-class equipment and supported by cloud-based processing is The Gecko Advantage.
Gecko’s first robots were designed to crawl the waterwalls of power boilers to determine wall-thinning and find corrosion. Our technology eliminates the need for costly scaffolding allowing inspections to finish 10X faster. Since then, we’ve branched to scrubbers, duct-work, tube bundles, silos, and high-energy piping.
RBI programs and API inspection protocols drive the need to inspect assets from up-stream to down-stream. Inspectors are looking for more ways to collect data while keeping their assets on-line. Gecko specializes in non-CSE and overhead piping where robots excel.
The industry is notable for its variety of equipment that operates at high temperatures in corrosive environments. Gecko is able to maneuver in tight areas others can't covering recovery boilers, digests, rotary kilns, and piping.
Dealing with hazardous chemicals that may be toxic, explosive, or under high pressure leaves zero room for error. Adhering to inspection protocols while minimizing human exposure to these chemicals improves the safety of plant personnel while achieving reliability objectives.
Municipal, transportation, and defense sectors must serve the public at all times while often in very high-performance scenarios. The use of robotics allows departments to effectively inspect what previously resulted in disruption of services. Due to the bespoke nature of these challenges, our in house R&D team is often called upon to find novel solutions.
Our most advanced robot to-date, is equipped to find and collect the critical inspection data you need to make preventative and predictive maintenance decisions. It is a system that is creative, yet disciplined, rugged, yet pliable - in a word flexible.
Wall-climbing robots perform non-destructive inspections on tanks, boilers, scrubbers, piping, and more. Using specially-designed sensor payloads, TOKA robots can inspect wall-thickness, pitting, and many other forms of degradation. Our robots collect 1000x more information with continuous data capture at speeds an average of 10x faster than previous methods.
All of your inspection data is intuitively presented in 2D & 3D within our cloud-based organizer. Thickness filters allow for quick identification of high-wear areas and inspection-to-inspection differencing lets you calculate erosion rates to determine when your asset will cross T-min. Annotate and download your reports, and data, in PDF and Excel formats.
is a robot-enabled inspection method that produces thickness grid maps that identify areas where corrosion and other damage mechanisms have caused wall-thinning. Gecko collects 1000X more data for a 10X faster inspection than traditional hand-held methods. Grid sizes from 12” x 12” (0.3 x 0.3m) to 0.04” x 0.04” (1x1mm)
Our team of certified NDT II/III inspectors are trained and equipped to apply multiple NDT/NDE methods to any scenario. While our core robotic technology relies on ultrasonics, we can deploy PT, MT, MFL, electromagnetics, and visual techniques to meet any standard or regulation.
Tank floors are a key component for inspection in a broad range of industries and applications. While there are a number of ways a tank can fail, the inaccessibility of the “soil side” of a tank floor presents some unique challenges. If a tank floor leaks prematurely, it could result in costly remediation, lost revenue, and substantial unanticipated repair costs.
However, prior to inspection, tanks need to be thoroughly cleaned to ensure prime conditions for maximum and accurate data collection. Ultimately, this allows the asset owner to fully understand the tank’s health.
This is especially the case regarding the transport and storage of feedstocks, such as crude oil.
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In this presentation, Thomas Keady, Electrical Engineer at Gecko Robotics, describes solutions to localization for robotic UT inspections and why it is so important for reliability operations. Learn how inertial systems are paired with robotic controls to define repeatability of thickness measurements to the asset, year over year.Watch Webinar
An in-depth seminar covering technology and real-world examples with practitioners in the field.
At the beginning of a 6-unit coal-fired power plant’s relationship with Gecko Robotics, plant personnel were struggling with the manual discovery of hydrogen damage brought on by ID Localized Corrosion.Read the Case Study
Asset-by-asset examples of the benefits of RUG and Advanced Ultrasonics inspections from our past inspections.