AUGUST 2021

ARV and RotoTech team up to deliver world’s first vertical pipe inspection and maintenance robotic service

Bangkok, 21 July 2021:

ARV and RotoTech team up to deliver world’s first vertical pipe inspection and maintenance robotic service.

AI and Robotics Ventures Company Limited (ARV) has officially partnered with RotoTech Private Company Limited to introduce and further develop the innovative technology ‘Roto Climber’, the world’s first vertical pipe inspection, cleaning and maintenance robot, to serve the renewables and oil and gas industries across the globe.

ARV, a subsidiary of PTT Exploration and Production Plc. (PTTEP), recently began working with RotoTech, a Singapore-based service provider specializing in robotic cleaning, inspection and maintenance. The partnership makes available ‘Roto Climber’, a technologically advanced inspection, cleaning and maintenance robot which is the first of its kind to perform on vertical pipe structures including risers, conductors and caissons offshore.

Dr. Thana Slanvetpan, ARV General Manager, said “This partnership is transforming inspection and maintenance of infrastructures. ARV is also facilitating the development of additional modules that will enable Roto Climber to repair, drill and cut structures where required. There is growing interest from asset owners and services companies in South East Asia to use Roto Climber. ARV and RotoTech are proud to offer this innovative solution to help industries overcome operational pain points.

Mr. Simon Hartog, RotoTech Managing Director, said “Roto Climber is remotely controlled and can operate without divers and vessels, therefore improving personnel safety especially in hazardous areas, saving substantial cost and time, and lowering carbon footprint for customers. The machine is highly versatile and adaptable to suit the needs of oil and gas industries, jetties and wind power towers.

Roto Climber can operate above water, in the splash zone areas, and down to 200 meters underwater. The robot is lightweight and easily installable. During operation, Roto Climber clamps to the pipe structure and walks down the pipe while performing various tasks simultaneously. These include close visual inspection, wall thickness measurement, corrosion detection and exterior cleaning. Roto Climber is equipped with subsea camera that reports real-time high-quality VDO for monitoring and analysis.


About ARV

AI and Robotics Ventures (ARV), a subsidiary of PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP), provides cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence and Robotics solutions for businesses across industries and is set to become a research and development platform. The application of ARV services and developing technologies ranges across air, sea and land. The company’s pioneered AI & Robotic solutions include an Inspection-class Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (IAUV) or “Xplorer” for preventive maintenance & inspection of underwater facilities, the world’s first remotely-operated Subsea Flowline Control and Repair Robot (SFCR) or “Nautilus”, and an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for inspecting facilities at height, generating and processing aerial images, and a successful development of Swarm Drones Technology. For more information, please visit www.arv.co.th

 

About RotoTech

RotoTech specializes in the field of Robotic Cleaning, Inspection and Repair. This is used in the inspection repair and maintenance of Fossil Fuel assets and Renewable Industry Wind Turbine Tower, cleaning, inspection and repair services. RotoTech has filed patents for its modules with the clamp passing module being the most recent patent application. This significant development enables the Roto Climber Mk 2 to walk down a riser pipe that is clamped to a structure and to climb over the clamps. RotoTech Pte. Ltd. was started in January 2021 as the research and development and commercialization company for the Roto Climber®, Roto Crawler® and Wind Climber®.

CONTACT: AI and Robotics Ventures

Name Thana Slanvetpan

E-mail: ThanaS@arv.co.th

Tel: 0818315214

ARV Facebook: www.facebook.com/arv.th/

ARV Website: www.arv.co.th

CONTACT: RotoTech Pte Ltd

Name Simon Hartog

E-mail: simon.hartog@rototech.sg

Tel: +65 96319471

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RotoTech.sg

Website: www.rototech.sg

JULY 2021

Rototech Clamp By-Pass Module

Clamp By-Pass Sequence#1
Clamp By-Pass Sequence#2
Clamp By-Pass Sequence#3

July 2021:

RotoTech Pte Ltd is pleased to announce that their UK patent application for Clamp By-Pass Module has been launched with application number 2110101.9.

APRIL 2021

RotoTech MOU for Advances Inspection

19th April 2021:

RotoTech Pte Ltd is pleased to announce that they have recently signed an MOU with Olympus Singapore.

This is for collaboration in non-destructive testing (NDT) for pipelines, piles and jackets. RotoTech are interested in the “subsea to surface area of pipes and risers especially through the splash zone”. RotoTech are also interested in taking the Olympus’ NDT technology to areas that to date cannot be accessed.

RotoTech are currently in the process of installing a marinised Olympus FOCUS PX ultrasonic phased array unit and HydroFORM probe on their Roto Climber cleaning and advanced inspection module. Subsea testing is scheduled for June 2021.

RotoTech Pte Ltd is engaged in the renewables market in Offshore Wind, as well as the Oil and Gas asset, inspection and repair.

Olympus RotoTech MOU
Olympus RotoTech MOU
Olympus RotoTech MOU

MARCH 2021

SPE Event with Khun Pairoj

Rototech SPE Event with Khun Pairoj

18th March 2021:

Mr. Simon Hartog from RotoTech Pte Ltd has joined the Monthly Technical Meeting of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE Thailand).

Mr. Pairoj Kaweeyanun, President – Chevron Thailand who is talking on the topic “The future of Energy”

FEBRUARY 2021

SPE Event with Dr. Thana

18th February 2021:

Mr. Simon Hartog from RotoTech Pte Ltd has joined the Monthly Meeting of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE Thailand).

Dr. Thana Slanvetpan (spokesperson) is General Manager – AI and Robotics Ventures and Vice President – Technology and knowledge Management at PTTEP who is talking on the topic ”Embracing AI & Robotics Technology at PTTEP”

MARCH 2020

PRS.Asia launches and tests the Roto Climber Mk 2

PRS launches and tests the Roto Climber Mk 2

PRS launches and tests the Roto Climber Mk 2. This unit can operate on pipes from 8” to 22” and from 22” to 36”. It consists of a Traction Unit, to which can be attached modules to perform differing functions such as:

  • Cleaning, Close Visual Inspection and Wall thickness Readings.
  • UT/PAUT C scan mapping
  • Drilling
  • Cutting

And in development:

  • Wrapping
  • Coating
  • Laser scanning
  • Clamping

FEBRUARY 2020

The Roto Climber Mk 1 was brought to Singapore

The Roto Climber Mk 1 was brought to Singapore in order to upgrade it, so that in addition to cleaning, it can also provide Close Visual Inspection and Wall Thickness readings, using a Cygnus Dive Mk 2 Ultra Sonic Thickness Gauge.

The Roto Climber Mk 1 was brought to Singapore

NOVEMBER 2018

PRS.Asia launches the Roto Climber Mk 1 in Abu Dhabi

PRS.Asia launches the Roto Climber Mk 1 in Abu Dhabi

PRS launches the Roto Climber Mk 1 in Abu Dhabi.  The Roto Climber Mk 1 was introduced at the ADIPEC Exhibition in November 2018 in Abu Dhabi.

Demonstrations were made to ADNOC and DPC amongst other companies operating in the U.A.E.

The unit then needed to be made Zone 2 compliant. This was completed in 2019.

This unit was able to clean pipes from 9 5/8” to 22” and from 22” to 36”