Intelligent Functionalities in I&M

PURPOSE

SIMAR proposes a new type of inspection robot composed of an aerial system with advanced navigation capabilities that will allow to safely land on pipes, even if they are located in complex and cluttered locations, and deploy untethered and light-weight crawlers to perform complete inspections of insulated pipes.

SAFETY AND HEALTH ​

Motivation

Materials degrade in Oil&Gas facilities due to exposure to product, environment, and mechanical demand. In petrochemical facilities, error in the inspection process will have severe implications, including fatalities, injuries, and health effects on the public and plant staff. It may also allow for leaks and the release of dangerous compounds into the environment, resulting in clean-up and remediation costs.

Developing digital solutions based on robotics and AI- based advanced technologies will drastically improve the safety of the petrochemical industry while improving the quality of the collected data and information.
A new approach

Technological Challenge

Within SIMAR, the following technological challenges will be addressed:

SIMAR CONCEPT

MOVE, SUPPORT & UNDERSTAND

SIMAR is a synergistic combination of MOVE, SUPPORT and UNDERSTAND intelligent functionalities to enable humans to perform inspection and maintenance in the best conditions .

MOVE

will be implemented by robots

UNDERSTAND

will be based on the application of Artificial Intelligence for inspection.

SUPPORT

by means of the application of augmented reality and other software tools

MOVE

will be implemented by robots

UNDERSTAND

will be based on the application of Artificial Intelligence for inspection.

SUPPORT

by the application of Augmented Reality.
SIMAR CONCEPT

MOVE, SUPPORT & UNDERSTAND

SIMAR is a synergistic combination of MOVE, SUPPORT and UNDERSTAND intelligent functionalities to enable humans to perform inspection and maintenance in the best conditions .
SIMAR CONCEPT

MOVE, SUPPORT & UNDERSTAND

SIMAR is a synergistic combination of MOVE, SUPPORT and UNDERSTAND intelligent functionalities to enable humans to perform inspection and maintenance in the best conditions .
PARTNERS

Consortium

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catec.aero

FADA-CATEC

The Andalusian Foundation for Aerospace Development (FADA) is a non-profit organization that takes care of the management of CATEC research centre.
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aiia.csd.auth.gr

AUTH

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), the sixth oldest and among the most highly ranked tertiary education institutions in Greece, is the largest university in Greece and in the Balkans.
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quasset.com

QUASSET

Quasset drives innovation in asset integrity management and condition assessment solutions for multiple sectors including oil & gas, chemical, infrastructure, water and energy.
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oronite.com

Chevron Oronite

Chevron Oronite, a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, is a world-class developer, manufacturer and marketer of lubricant and fuel additives and chemicals.
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vesrobotics.com

VES

VES is a company providing methods, technologies and systems for safe works at heights. It counts with the expertise of the company “La Línea Vertical” (LLV) which has strong competences on industrial inspection and maintenance.
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grvc.us.es

University of Seville

The University of Seville (USE) created in the early 16th century is one of the most important higher education institutions in Spain, with 70,000 students, 4,400 professors, and 2,400 administrative and service staff.
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BASF

BASF is the biggest chemical company with large integrated sites in Europe like Antwerp in Belgium and Ludwigshafen and Schwarzheide in Germany.
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