Action Group Storage Tanks
Action Group Process Piping
AGST Coordinator: Mathijs Kossen (Vopak)
The AGST group is a vibrant group that allows to easily get in touch and stay up to date on developments at asset owners, robotic developers and service suppliers.
We publish and maintain application guides for major developments such as in-service tank inspection robots and provide input for the general SPRINT Robotics Roadmap. Internally we share experiences from deployments to quickly learn how the market as a whole can speed up robotic deployments. We also initiate industry projects for validation of new types of robotic (inspections).
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.”