Established in 2017, ExRobotics was founded to commercially develop robotics technology for use in potentially explosive atmospheres typically found at oil and gas production and processing facilities.
These facilities are often found in remote locations within harsh environments; even on facilities that are normally unmanned, a human presence is usually still needed for regular inspection work.
Therefore, deploying Ex certified robots (ATEX and IECEx Zone1) can have a considerable positive impact on safety by minimizing worker field trips, which in turn significantly reduces operating costs.
The EXR-1 Robot
The ExRobotics ExR-1 robot is fitted with cameras for visual inspection, microphones for sound monitoring and gas detectors for leak detection. It transmits an alarm to the control room when a leak is detected.
The ExR-1 autonomously navigates through terrain and installations with the capacity to find its way back to its docking station to recharge. This means that operators and inspectors can minimize their visits to remote and/or hazardous locations, significantly improving their work safety.
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