VT100 Vertical Crawler

Up. Down. See All Around.

The VT100 Vertical Crawler™ is a unique inspection robotic solution for asset integrity condition assessments of those seemingly inaccessible industrial locations. Combining the power of three Microtracs™ and an expandable tripod chassis, this robust system can perform difficult inspections over a range of pipe sizes in virtually any orientation.

Features

  • Operates in pipes ranging from 200–450 mm (8–18 in) with remote pipe adjusting chassis
  • Works on any incline from horizontal to vertical
  • Travels distances as far as 300 m (1000 ft) in a single run
  • Independent track control for easy navigation around multiple bends and vertical pipe segments
  • Rear-facing camera for operator’s complete view including tether management

Details

Key Industries

  • Oil and Gas (onshore and offshore)
  • Petrochemical
  • Nuclear
  • Municipal (sewer and water)
  • Mining
  • Marine

Key Applications

The VT100 Vertical Crawler (VT100VC) employs field proven Microtracs and a Spectrum 45™ pan and tilt inspection camera for a variety of remote visual inspection applications across a range of applications. This remotely operated robotic crawler is ideal for inspection of flexible risers, vertical and inclined pipework and caissons, vertical air and seawater intakes, oil and gas refineries, water and sewer pipelines and other vertical non-ferrous infrastructure requiring integrity assessment.

Benefits

No magnets required means no problem for non-ferrous assets requiring inspection

Vehicle generates resistance through an expansion force and is not reliant on gravity or magnets for traction

Intuitive functions allow inspectors to quickly learn and operate camera and vehicle

Auxiliary LED lighting to complement camera’s view for comprehensive remote visual inspection

Waterproof up to 30m/100ft for in-service or subsea operations

No fear of standing water when inspecting offline (or even online) assets

Specifications

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

Depth rating

30 m (100 ft)

Maximum tether length

300 m (1000 ft)

Maximum speed

9 m (30 ft) per minute

Vehicle payload

5 kg (11 lb)

Front facing camera

Spectrum 45

Rear facing camera

Onyx

Operating temperature

0–50°C (32–122°F)*

Vehicle weight

8.5 kg (19 lb)

Pipe range

  • 200 mm (8 in) minimum
  • 450 mm (18 in) maximum**

Product family

OnDemand Specialty System

STANDARD COMPONENTS

VT100 Vertical Crawler

  • 3 × Microtracs
  • 1 × Spectrum 45 camera
  • 1 × Onyx camera
  • 2 × auxiliary LED lights
  • Tripod chassis and wiring harness
  • 100 m (330 ft) tether
  • PC-based controller with ICON control and reporting software

NOTES

*

Dependent on operating conditions. Ask your sales expert for more information.

**

Track extensions required for full diameter range