ROTO CRAWLER : DESIGN PREMISE

Pipeline Repair

ROTO CRAWLER : DESIGN PREMISE

Design premise for the Roto Crawler®

The Roto Crawler® was designed as a tool for the inspection of pipelines on the seabed. It has the ability to perform high specification Phased Array testing of pipelines. The system can detect both corrosion as well as cracks in the pipeline or the welded joints. This information is fed back to the surface in real time.

In line with the Company’s core philosophy of simplicity and attention to cost, the Roto Crawler® uses many of the same modules as the Roto Climber®. This makes maintenance, spare parts stock and operation all much simpler and cheaper than having a completely different machine for vertical and horizontal pipes. It is also an example of the innovation and “out of the box” thinking that differentiates RotoTech from other companies in the offshore robotics business.