Key Features and Benefits
Accessibility & productivity
The FAST UT allows the operator to inspect areas difficult to access by human, and to get more coverage and data in one path. With its capacity to carry multiple sensors, it can ensure a perfect coverage of a weld seam or a wide coverage of surfaces in case of corrosion mapping. Fast UT is a human friendly equipment: configuration and set-up can be made easily using a minimum of tools. Changing from one configuration to the other can be done in seconds. Path planning and navigation aids will help to get reliable, repeatable and reproducible data, a step change for your reports. You save the very time consuming process of preparation, risk assessments and watchmen.
Health & safety
Deployment of the FAST Platform is quick and easy and can eliminate the need for human to perform unsafe inspection. Entry in confined spaces or work at height in case of overcrossing pipeline for example can be replaced by inspection from a safe & remote location. This leads to tremendous cost saving for the asset owner and the inspection company. However, more important, it can safe yours, your co-workers and partners’ lives.
Due to its modular design the FAST platform can be adapted to new applications quickly and easily. The modular scan axis (Y-axis) allows for raster scans, combined with Ultrasonic probes the robot delivers high quality corrosion maps.
Equipped with the weld following module the robot turns into a fully automated weld scanner. The Inspection Robotics probe holder can handle Phased Array and/or TOFD probes for the weld inspection.
Main Unit Specification
|see sketch below
|Weight (without cables)
|9.3 kg (20.5 lb) without NDT
|15 kg (33 lb)
|fully adjustable, max. 60 mm/s (2.3”/s)
|2 integrated drives with 48V brushless DC motors
|48V via umbilical cable from external supply station
|inspection robotics motor controller
|40m (131ft) standard, longer on request
|Built-in touchscreen and industrial Joystick
|100-240 V AC 50/60Hz, max 200W
|Length 340 mm (13.4”) x Width 350 mm (13.8”) x
Height 130 mm (5.1”)
|14kg (31lb) without cabeling
Content Basic Set
|FAST RVI robot in a rugged transport box
|comes with full software package
|Supply Station – built in a rugged hard shell box
|all power & communications cable included, software pre-installed
|40m cable from supply station to robot
|longer cables available on request
|adaptable probe holders available on request
|camera module & software package for weld following
|depending on pipe diameter we design tailored scan axis