Aboveground Storage Tank Shell

A global oil and gas leader utilized Gecko Robotics’ robust inspection data to save over one million dollars in replacement costs.


shifts instead of over 5 weeks


million UT data readings


saved on repair costs


  • Internal coating failure causing corrosion
  • Traditional full-coverage inspection methods require extensive downtime
  • Replacement cost for the shell would cost $1.2 million


  • Full-coverage RUG inspection using TOKA® 4 robotic inspection platform
  • Gecko Portal® software


  • Full-coverage inspection completed in 2.5 shifts instead of 5 weeks for traditional AUT
  • Significant cost savings for inspection
  • No scaffolding or dedicated company resources required
  • 39 million UT data readings obtained
  • Saved the refinery over one million dollars in tank replacement costs by targeting areas in need of repair

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