Action Group Storage Tanks
Action Group Process Piping
AGST Coordinator: Nader Sharara (Suncor)
The AGST group is a diverse group of asset owners, robotic developers, and service suppliers which allows us to stay up to date on developments and support one another in the journey of robotic use cases for integrity assessment of Aboveground Storage Tanks.
In line with the SPRINT Robotics Roadmap we publish and maintain industry publications that further support and guide robotic use cases for Industry application. Internally through our diverse backgrounds, we share experiences of robotic deployments to further speed up technology adoption and promote further enhancement of integrity assessment practices. The group is actively involved in validation testing of robotic applications to ensure integrity threats are managed for robotic use cases.
AGPP Coordinator: Filippo Tabaccanti (Nobian)
Collaboration across the value chain is essential for the success of robotic technologies, especially due to the complex nature of process piping in terms of materials and morphology. The pragmatic approach of the SPRINT Robotics action groups means we can speed up the process from use case identification to industry-wide adoption.
The AGPP provided valuable input for the strategic roadmap in terms of addressing common challenges for the inspection of process piping. Group members also kickstarted an AI initiative to develop an algorithm facilitating the rapid detection of corrosion.
SRAP Coordinator: Anthony Biviano (Woodside)
“Bringing industry, end-users, and vendors together to share and develop real use cases progresses innovation and creates a sustainable robotics market to allow all collaborators to thrive.”
SREU Coordinator: Ekkehard Zwicker (Waygate Technologies)
“The European Chapter played an active role in setting up and influencing the European Robotics Roadmap which will help to guide the research activities as well as future research grants into a direction we regard as key for our industry. A main achievement was to get Inspection & Maintenance as one of the four key pillars of robotic activities in European robotic research.”
SRNA Coordinator: Eric Sjerve (IRISNDT)
“SRNA has significantly accelerated the use of commercially available systems by connecting directly with end users at their sites of operation, while also facilitating their continued development supported by asset owner needs.”