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.
A revolutionary robotic ultrasonic testing method for the on-stream inspection of fixed equipment in sour service. TriLat identifies wet H2S damage mechanisms, including Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC), Stress Oriented HIC (SOHIC), and Sulfide Stress Cracking (SSC) in carbon and low alloy steel equipment at unprecedented productivity and resolution. Driven by the same robotics and rastering as Rapid AUT, but instead utilizes a state of the art probe for identifying subsurface cracking and damage at the earliest stages.
Gecko Robotics provides phased array weld inspections to complement its core RUG and Rapid-AUT mapping inspections. The inspection covers weld seams, heat-affected zones (HAZ), 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.