The Automatic Structural Integrity Scanner (ASIS) robot includes bespoke sensor technologies to inspect marine infrastructures. A fully automated system, it climbs up and down a marine pile, removes any marine growth, and scans data across the entire pile. When scanning is complete, the processed data is returned as a 3D model in graphical format which makes it extremely easy to make a sound and secure evaluation of the remaining lifetime of the piling. In addition, specific areas requiring repair can be identified and improve the lifetime of your asset even further.
ASIS revolutionises pile scanning, allowing you to make informed decisions based on real data, adding years onto the lifetime of your assets.
ASIS Delivers Rich, Complete Data
The ASIS System generates a 3D model:
- 3-dimensional cylindrical model of piling suitable for import to CAD and finite elements software for stress analysis
- Unrolled 2-dimensional model for particular surface analysis and overall loss summary
- Raw scan data is sorted by position and available for use in other analysis tools
ASIS bridges the gap between data capture and dissemination using existing sensor technology deployed on unique autonomous robotics platforms
The Automatic Structural Integrity Scanner (ASIS) robot includes bespoke sensor technologies to inspect marine infrastructures.
- Cleaning off marine growth
- Climbing a steel pile
- In or out of the water
- Pile can be vertical or angled up to ~15° off vertical
- Scanning the target row-by-row
- Processing the data
What ASIS can achieve
The ASIS scanning technology dramatically improves the accuracy of piling inspections. This will allow engineers to make the first ever quantitative structural evaluations of these assets.
Having accurate data shall enable port operators to:
- Plan repairs with greater accuracy and confidence
- Avoid repairs which may result in taking berths offline
- Offers cost avoidance opportunities and continuity of revenue
Benefits of using ASIS
The main functional benefits of the ASIS system are:
- Automates the data collection
- Automates data set analysis
- Increased capture of whole of structure
- Leverage cloud computing space to disseminate information
- Higher precision of repair
- Reduced down time
- Extension of structural life due to better reporting and forecasting
- Increased surety of structural safety
To 3rd party Engineering companies
- Higher certainty of ongoing recurring work when asset owners adopt ASIS for regular yearly inspections
- Complete data reporting provided to asset owners is extremely valuable, and helps you build a relationship with a high level of trust
- Reduce your future insurance risks by delivering a complete analysis of the asset – versus making educated guesses or estimates and averaging the findings across the asset
- ASIS is a valuable revenue generating tool and would contribute to project management services, data analysis and recommendations.
To Asset owners
If you are currently using in-house or 3rd party engineers, using ASIS will create additional value through cost avoidance, returning 30-50% of the Quantified Age to the asset and allowing early identification of potential problems.
For example, Whitsundays Moorings and Marine Constructions found a problem at Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal that required shutting down one berth for 20 days and resulted in $20M of lost production. Operational downtime and repair costs would both have been minimised with annual ASIS preventative testing.