Apellix, which specialises in aerial robotics, has announced in a statement that it is now “identifying pilot projects for ultrasonic wall thickness (UT) inspections of above-ground storage and terminal tanks.”  

Using semi-autonomous drones, Apellix said it performs UT wall thickness measurements on tanks as high as 60 metres. 

The system can measure up to 100 locations per hour, reporting real-time results to the engineer who is safely on the ground.  All test data, as well as test location, environmental data and video confirmation is timestamped and stored on the onboard computer for easy download to Excel™ or your customer reporting software. 

The Apellix systems use the DeFelsko PosiTector UTG M gauge with single element 5 MHz contact transducer.

For more information visit www.apellix.com

28th April 2020