Gecko Robotics offers turnkey NDT inspection services and inspection data management tools to predict asset failure. There is nothing more important than pin-pointing areas of concern and addressing them predictively before failure. We’ve pioneered a suite of best-in-class ultrasonic inspections techniques - using our combination of humans, robots and software - that perform QUICKER, are more COMPLETE, are more ACCURATE, and inherently SAFER than traditional methods. We believe our technologies give the inspector an exoskeleton of advanced tools to tackle any inspection job.
A RUG inspection is a robot-enabled ultrasonic inspection that produces thickness grid maps to identify areas where corrosion and other damage mechanisms have caused wall-thinning. It is Gecko’s fastest robotic service, designed to cover an entire asset in as little as one shift. RUG is a replacement for traditional hand-held gridding with variable grid sizes from 12” x 12” to ¼” x ¼” (0.3 x 0.3m to 6 x 6mm). It is suitable for any ferritic surface with temperatures up to 275° F (135° C). Typical RUG inspections collect 1000X more data at 10x faster inspection times.
When precision matters, operators turn to AUT to dive deeper into areas of corrosion and other trouble. Due to production speed and cost of current technologies, AUT is usually deployed on small areas. But, not any more! Gecko Robotics in-house engineers have designed Rapid-AUT to overcome this challenge. Taking advantage of PAUT technology, Rapid-AUT covers up to 600 sqft (56 sqm) in one 12-hr shift with millimeter resolution. This is 5x the speed with significantly improved data density.
Gecko Robotics provides PAUT inspections to complement its core AUT and Rapid-AUT mapping inspections. PAUT inspections cover weld seams, heat-affected-zones, flanges, and any other areas prone to cracking (SCC, HIC/SOHIC, etc) or other damage mechanisms (HTHA, etc). Provided both manually and robotically, the GRIT team has the tools to inspect anywhere you need in the shortest possible time. All data is reviewed by our Level III inspectors to identify and characterize any damage present.
When it comes to inspections, working with the fewest set of contractors reduces logistical headaches and streamlines communications. To be a turnkey provider, Gecko Robotics compliments its robotic ultrasonic capabilities with traditional NDT capabilities giving clients a full range of options to achieve their inspection goals. These services are conducted during the same mobilization and under the watchful eye of the same supervisor. This provides the highest scope completion and ensures that measurements adhere to the same rigorous standards for accuracy.
We pride ourselves on our professionalism and customer service throughout the entire inspection process. This starts with a consultation to determine scope. Via a walkdown or review of technical drawings, the inspection plan is created and transparently priced. Before the inspection commences, a project manager reviews the site logistics, safety requirements and conducts a virtual walk-through of the inspection with the client. Once on-site, the Gecko Robotics Inspection Team (GRIT), consisting of trained Level II/III inspectors, diligently executes the inspection plan to meet time and budget constraints. Preliminary data is reviewed before the GRIT team leaves the site, with the final report delivered on average 48 hours later.
Gecko Inspectors are certified:
UT Levels II, III
API QUPA SE
PNC MUT LII
PCN PA LII
PCN TOFD LII
Lavender HTHA detection LII
The Gecko deliverable is unique to the industry. All inspection data is available via our online web portal called Gecko Portal®. It interactively displays inspection data in 2D and 3D formats and easily shared with contractors, engineers, and management for full visibility. Each and every Gecko inspection and report is filed under an intuitive site hierarchy so you’ll never misplace your inspection data again. An unlimited number of users can be added to the portal and raw data can be downloaded at any time.
The GRIT team deploys from our offices in Pittsburgh and Houston to destinations around the world. Within 24-48 hours we can be on-site and inspecting, while our agile procurement team makes anything possible!Take a Spin
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