International Symposium

Robotics and Remote Internal Inspection of Pressure Equipment

International Symposium

Robotics and Remote Internal Inspection of Pressure Equipment

Remote visual inspections are helping to maintain assets in a safer, better and faster way, decreasing the need for human entry into assets.  However, there are bottlenecks between technology and practical necessity, increasing the need to develop recommended practices to meet requirements of regulations.

The International Symposium is a two-day event co-hosted by KINT and SPRINT Robotics. Attendees will participate in workshops themed around remote internal inspections, attend presentations from industry experts and discover the latest robotics innovations as part of the exposition. The event will take place at CO3 Campus Terneuzen (formerly Bio Base Europe Training Center), a unique location with a green identity in the southern part of the Netherlands.

2-Day Event in the Netherlands

Workshops, Seminar and Exhibition

15 & 16 February 2023 In-person event

CO3 Campus Terneuzen

Zeelandlaan 2, 4538 CA Terneuzen, The Netherlands

The report “KINT Guidelines for Indirect Visual Inspection of Pressure Vessels” was initiated by Dutch NDT association KINT and written by Wim van Hoorn (Quasset). It forms the basis for the International Symposium “Robotics and Remote Internal Inspection of Pressure Vessels”

Symposium Program

DAY 1 – FEBRUARY 15
WORKSHOPS
11:30 – 17:00

Subjects: Ensuring good inspection coverage, Cleaning for robots, Cameras, and Personnel requirements
NETWORKING DINNER in Middelburg

DAY 2 – FEBRUARY 16
SEMINAR AND EXHIBITION
09:00 – 17:00

Program highlights include keynotes from Dow Chemical and Shell; compact exhibition of service and technology providers

* For both days there is a maximum capacity of 150 people.

DAY 1 - Workshop Program

Ensuring good inspection coverage
The discussion of inspection robotics often features simulations and digital twin as part of the solution, but what are the inspection challenges and how does this inform us about the actual requirements?

Cleaning for robots
Previous studies concluded that cleaning needs to be an integral part of remote visual inspection. A creative discussion will be held to find out what is possible and what is necessary.

Cameras
A high-resolution image is not enough to complete the picture of the health of a pressure vessel. In this workshop the actual performance will be compared to technological offerings. 

Personnel requirements for remote visual inspection
In this workshop the need for separating responsibilities, the regulatory requirements, training and certification needs, and the advanced options offered by digital technologies and big data will be weighed, and conclusions will be drawn on how to best organize the work.

DAY 2 – Seminar and Exhibition

Program highlights include keynotes from Dow Chemical and Shell, and a compact exhibition of service and technology providers.

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM PASSES

> FOR ATTENDEES
Symposium Pass
Partout
PRICE: €699* ex. VAT
included:

  • Entrance to Workshops, Seminar and Exhibition
  • Lunch, coffee/tea on both days
  • Networking Dinner (Day 1)
  • Transport from Van der Valk Hotel Middelburg to event venue and restaurant

* KINT members and SPRINT Robotics member companies are entitled to a discount which will be sent by e-mail

> FOR EXHIBITORS
Exhibition Space

PRICE: €750* ex. VAT
included:

  • The exhibition space will either be a tabletop or pod
  • One (1) Exhibition Only Pass
  • Lunch, coffee/tea on Day 2

* By purchasing an Exhibition Space package, you will take part in the Exhibition on Day 2 (February 16th) and only have access to the Exhibition.

** KINT members and SPRINT Robotics member companies are entitled to a discount which will be sent by e-mail