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Eddyfi Technologies Supplies Shell with Robotic Solution for Safer Autogas Tank Inspection
By: Eddyfi Technologies
Source: Eddyfi Technologies
Following Shell Bulgaria’s formal announcement, Eddyfi Technologies is pleased to confirm its collaboration with the industry leader to identify a safer alternative to manned inspection of autogas tanks: purpose-built inspection robots. Shell has implemented robotic vessel inspection in many of the countries where it operates. It is actively pursuing this remote non-destructive testing (NDT) be legally recognized as an alternative to Bulgaria’s official inspection which necessitates confined space entry, or CSE. In doing so, fuel retailers will be able to choose whether to continue sending people inside the tank or a robot instead.

Confined space entry inspections of autogas tanks presents many risks to human operators including gassing which has very serious consequences. As part of Shell’s industry lifesaving rules developed by the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers, CSE is only allowed in unique circumstances after special permission has been obtained. With Eddyfi Technologies inspection robots, human entry into tanks is no longer required and the risk is removed.

Read the full article at Eddyfi.com.

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